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Cisco ASA BGP configuration

In this post we will examine the use of BGP in the Cisco ASA to allow failover between 2 ethernet style connections from the same ISP. There is no reason to doubt that this would not work with a PPPoE … Continue reading

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Cisco ASA with PPPOE failover line

As we have documented previously, failover on the ASA is not a difficult configuration, just add a tracking object to the primary route and modify the metric of the secondary route. The snarly bit about getting a pope based failover … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about AF-Groups, Session-Groups and Neighbor-Groups

After the spin round the block with IOS-XE ‘scaled configuration’ features, this is the accompanying IOS-XR version. First thing first we need to create the ‘long-hand’ version that we used on XE but for XR. The config on XR changes … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Peer-Groups, Session-Templates and Policy-Templates

We have a lot of BGP configuration over a number of devices. In the main these run IOS XE but not all. This post is a walk through of how to convert a ‘long-hand’ BGP config into first peer- groups, … Continue reading

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Cisco ASA Connect to DSL via Draytek Modem

Some times we need to connect an ASA to a DSL/FTTC line directly vi a modem, either for a backup line (see previous posts) or for a primary internet connection. Lets walk through the process here: Stage 1- Set up … Continue reading

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Cisco ASA Dual ISP setup

This post describes and tests some configurations to support multiple ISP or WAN connections on an ASA running FOS9. Im using an ASA 5506X for this demo and my software version does not use the bridge-groups out of the box … Continue reading

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Juniper EX switches – those error lights!

When we spin up a new EX 2200 switch the Alarm light always comes on. This post shows how to trace the issue and fix the problem. Then hopefully your switch will not have that annoying/alarming red/amber light on it … Continue reading

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Cisco Anyconnect – Disconnect and Reconnect at login

We have all had that experience when the Cisco Anyconnect client immediately disconnects after you have logged on and then starts reconnecting again. Its not life threatening, just irritating. The issue appears to be caused by an MTU mismatch, but … Continue reading

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Juniper BGP on SRX – Basic EBGP setup

So I have an SRX300 with an external Draytek 130 attached giving DSL connectivity. the next task is to create a BGP session so we can announce the routed subnet back to our MPLS VPN. This will move onto multiple … Continue reading

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Juniper SRX ADSL setup with Draytek 130 Modem

The next challenge is to add a second DSL account onto the same SRX110 or in the case of the SRX300 just add a DSL connection. The SRX300 has no PIM slots so cannot get a DSL card added. The … Continue reading

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