New Videos Up! And also a discount!

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Hi All,
I haven’t posted in awhile, so…
I got a new video on netconf up! https://youtu.be/Ct7XT850z4E
Also I’m giving anyway access to www.lammle.com at 50% off, just use meowmeow as a code, I recommend going for a year!
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Ticket Please – A ServiceNow Automation Post

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Awhile back I did a post on why screen scraping is annoying compared to APIs because you have to spend some effort cleaning up the output before you can use it.

Today we are going to have some fun with Cisco’s PyAts toolset and their Parse_genie Ansible plugin. Ultimately we will parse some output from a Cisco router and use it to create a trouble ticket in ServiceNow!

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Who needs Quagga? The Cisco Linux Router

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I make several posts talking about how you can use Linux shells on your Cisco device. But what about opposite? In this post we’ll have a look at the Embedded Service Router which is running a full Cisco router application on a Linux host. This is mostly meant for IoT solutions but it is also a great lab solution if you can get your hands on it.

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Why You Do That BGP? Best Path Reason Command!

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One of the more frustrating things that comes from studying BGP is that it isn’t always obvious why it is selecting one path over another.  Fortunately, I came across a cool new BGP feature in modern IOS-XE that explains exactly that!

This can be particularly useful for CCIE study while your working through crazy practice labs.

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So I occasionally stream on Twitch

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Hi All,

Man I really need to get around to finishing some posts on here! I got some neat ideas I’m working on finishing soon(ish?)!

In the meantime I have been experimenting with doing some labbing on Twitch at:
http://www.twitch.tv/PacketThrower

I’m currently going over some CCNA/CCNP Security stuff on there so you can check out the recordings if you are interested. They are still a bit rough but I’m getting there. Eventually I will probably either cut up the streams and dump them on YouTube or record them but its all for fun.

Talking with a LISP – A LISP Post

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I first started writing this a couple years ago but the post got shelved and my excitement for LISP faded away….Fortunately for us, LISP is making a bit of a comeback because it is a central component of Cisco’s SD-Access / Campus Fabric solution…and I have some time off during the Xmas holidays!

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Bossing Cisco Around with Ansible

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I’ve been talking about Infrastructure as Code / Automation / Python a lot with colleagues and peers so I figured I may as well make a quick intro to ansible post since it is just too hot out today.

I’ll preface this by saying, this is only really covered exam wise in the CCIE Written and possibly the cloud track but I figure it might be neat to see. If this is decently well received I might continue on and look at some of the other Evolving Technologies in the written.
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Taking a Rest(ful API)

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Yesterday we did a quick discussion on what python is all about, I closed things out by showing a simple script that runs a show command and prints the results. Running a script that pushes commands and looks for certain output is called “screen scraping” since python doesn’t know or care what device it connects to and what the output should look like so it just “scraps” the results and lets you deal with it.Yesterday we did a quick discussion on what python is all about, I closed things out by showing a simple script that runs a show command and prints the results. Running a script that pushes commands and looks for certain output is called “screen scraping” since python doesn’t know or care what device it connects to and what the output should look like so it just “scraps” the results and lets you deal with it.

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Print(“A Python Post”)

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Python keeps coming up again and again in various networking discussions since people are always debating exactly how much automation stuff you should learn as you get more senior.Python keeps coming up again and again in various networking discussions since people are always debating exactly how much automation stuff you should learn as you get more senior.
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