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First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Dec 19, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Differences between HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP — A Quick Reference

By Brian Scheibe

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, VRRP, quick reference, Differences between HSRP, and GLBP, guide

NetSim 9 GUI Updates | September 4, 2013

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Sep 4, 2013 10:40:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe and Kelson Lawrence

Quick NetSim 9 GUI update here....The NetSim 9 GUI has recently been updated to include several features that you should find helpful to your studies.

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, netsim 9 GUI updates, separate windows, lab instructions, netmap, Kelson Lawrence

How To | Topology and Configs in Boson NetSim 8

Posted by Kelly Mansfield on Apr 20, 2011 8:55:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

I recently discussed why it’s helpful to be able to create your own lab packs using the Lab Compiler included in Boson's NetSim network simulator software. Lab packs include topology files (*.top), lab documents (*.xps), loading configuration files (*.nwc), and grading configuration files (*.nwc). If you’ve created your own lab pack and want to import the files into NetSim, simply select the Custom Lab Packs tab and then click Lab > Import Lab Pack from the Menu Bar. Sometimes, however, you won’t need to include the individual topology and loading configuration files as a part of a lab pack. The good news is that you can still use them in NetSim.

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Tags: CCNA Certification Tools, labs, Brian Scheibe, NetSim, NetSim 8, multi-device configs, Cisco Network Simulator, Lab Compiler

Why Create your own Lab Packs in Boson NetSim?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:26:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

I had a chance to talk to a customer on the telephone this week who was planning to teach a CCNA 640-802 class to students located around the country. His plan was to use laptops configured with NetSim for CCNA in the classroom so that he did not have to transport bulky Cisco equipment.

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Tags: labs, Brian Scheibe, NetSim, NetSim 8, ccna class, 640-802

CCNA Certification Tools and Easter Eggs

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:26:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

For those of you who don’t know, an Easter Egg is an undocumented feature, freebie, or some other type of good thing that is available if you can find it. Do you look for them when you visit Web sites? For those of you studying to attain a CCNA certification there are Easter Eggs at boson.com. Several people find these Easter Eggs every day using search engines and I bet you want to know what and where they are.

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Tags: subnetting, CCNA Certification Tools, Brian Scheibe, subnet calculator

NAT and PAT - What's the Difference?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:22:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT) both map IP addresses on an internal network to IP addresses on an external network. Which method of address translation you use depends on the types of networks that you are translating and the number of available IP addresses that you have.

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, networking, NAT, PAT

VRRP, HSRP and the Master Router

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:22:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Does VRRP choose a Master (Active) router in the same way as HSRP?

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, networking, VRRP, HSRP, Master Router

TSHOOT: Inside Look at our TSHOOT Practice Exam (Study Hint!)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:22:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

If you’re studying for the Cisco 642-832 TSHOOT exam, here’s an inside look at the best way to study and understand what to expect by using the Boson ExSim-Max TSHOOT practice exam.

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, TSHOOT, 642-832, ccnp, Cisco certification, simulation, certification exam, certification practice exams, exam

Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 3 of 3)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Step 5: Use the Lab Compiler to Create the Lab Pack

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Tags: ccnp class, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, networking, ccna class

Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 1 of 3)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

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Tags: ccnp class, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, certification, ccna class