2013 archive

CIPT2 Passed – Have Some Notes

So I passed my CIPT2 test today. As many have mentioned know SAF and how it works, and know globalized call routing. Test blueprint can be found at https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-8989. (CCO Required)   Multi-site Challenges Availability Issues Quality and BW issues Dial Plan Issues NAT / Security Issues   Quality Issues Packet by Packet Take Different Paths …

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CIPT1 Passed – Have Some Notes

So last Wednesday I passed my Cisco CIPT1 v 8.0 test bringing me 2/5 tests complete for my CCNP – Voice certification. Majority of the test like many have said pertains to media selection. So know your SW / HW media resources and MRG and MRGLs. Test blueprint can be found at https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-8988. (CCO Required) Cisco …

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642-437 CVOICE v8.0 Passed – Have Some Notes

So last Friday I went in after ~2 1/2 weeks of study and passed the CVoice 8.0 exam. So I’m 1/5 of the way to my CCNP Voice. After a project wraps up at work, I’ll start in on CIPT 1. Here is a raw dump of the notes I took during my study that seem to …

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CUCM 9.1 AMD Virtual Machine

So as you may or may not know Cisco has a hit and miss relationship with compiling for AMD processors. Case in point I’ve spun up CUCM 7.1.5 and 8.6SU2 on my AMD VMHost and it’s a happy camper. However I recently wanted to start working on setting up my lab with 9.1 and get …

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Exchange 2010 UM QoS Policy – A Picture Story

Setting up QoS (Quality of Service) Marking for Exchange 2010 UM As promised here is a high level picture guide on how to set up the QoS marking GPO for Exchange 2010 UM to mark outbound RTP traffic as DSCP 46 – EF. The pictures are for a local policy but the same idea applies …

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Cisco TMS & IIS Authentication

TMS & IIS You Need to Play Nice! So one of the many projects I have is to upgrade our aged and dusty legacy Tandberg Management System version 10. To a new shiny Cisco TMS system version 14.1.1. Given the limited number of endpoints we decided to forgo the pain of doing an upgrade and …

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Exchange 2010 UM Quality of Service (QoS) – You Hurt Me So

First a story, and by story I mean rant: So I know QoS and Microsoft are like oil and water. As much as they would beg to differ they don’t really want to know about the network layer they run on. They would just like to assume we all have 10Gbe links everywhere including to …

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Apache Virtual Host Configuration

Apache virtual Host

What is an Apache Virtual Host? So for whatever reason I always find myself having to look up how one makes virtual hosts in Apache. For you that don’t know what a virtual host is, it’s basically being able to host multiple DNS names via a single IP on a web server. Rather important unless …

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Shut that beep up! (Silent Music on Hold)

So the situation is pretty simple. VP is having a lovely conference call with umpteen million staff members and in the middle of it someone has the brilliant idea to take another call placing the conference on hold…. Lets just say listening to the awesome Cisco hold music for the next 15 minutes didn’t go over as well as …

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Blog New Home

So I’ve decided to up and leave Google Blogger in favor of a self hosted WordPress site. Why? Well mainly just because I couldn’t find a theme that jived with me. I’m the first to admit I’m a developer not a designer. An engineer not an artist Jim! All and all though it’s been a …

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