Author: Taylor

Reset A Lost Admin Password On A Fortigate.

Taken From: The Fortinet Cookbook Periodically a situation arises where the FortiGate needs to be accessed or the admin account’s password needs to be changed but no one with the existing password is available.  If a physical access to the device is possible and with a few other tools, the password can be reset. Warning: This […]

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Upcoming Work

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new webpage. I am working tirelessly to add years worth of training material, blog posts, reference guides, and other helpful things to share with I.T. professionals out there.

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Cloud Computing Facts

Cloud computing is software, data access, computation, and storage services provided to clients through the Internet.  The term cloud is a metaphor for the Internet. It is based on the basic cloud drawing used to represent the telephone network and is now used to describe the Internet infrastructure in computer network diagrams.  Typical cloud computing providers deliver common […]

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Port Security on Aruba Switches

Configuring Port Security Functionality  The port security functionality will be configured as part of the port level security configuration. This profile can be attached to the interface.  Configuring RA Guard Functionality   RA Guard functionality can be enabled at the port level. Configure the RA guard as part of the port level security configuration and attach to […]

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Throwback Thursday: Networking “5,4,3” Rule…

Back in the day there was an old rule we called the “543” rule. The 5-4-3 rule divides the network into two types of physical segments: populated (user) segments, and unpopulated (link) segments. User segments have users’ systems connected to them. Link segments are used to connect the network’s repeaters together. The rule mandates that […]

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Setting Up SSH On The Cisco ASA

SSH access is critical when it comes to managing your networking equipment. In this tutorial I will show you how to enable SSH access on the Cisco ASA. Just enter the following commands in a configuration terminal and you will be all set. asa(config)# crypto key generate rsa general-keys modulus 2048 asa(config)# username testuser password […]

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Setting Up SNMP on Juniper Switches

This is a pretty easy process, but is critical for the long term management of our networking infrastructure. In order to setup SNMP on the Junipers, these are the steps that must be followed. Use the information contained within this tutorial as well so that all devices have the same SNMP settings. Log into the […]

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Configuring LLDP for Cisco & Juniper Switches

The Link Layer Discovery Protocol is a vendor-neutral link layer protocol in the Internet Protocol Suite used by network devices for advertising their identity, capabilities, and neighbors on an IEEE 802 local area network, principally wired Ethernet. Ideally, this is great to use to make sure that switches are talking to each other prior to […]

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Adding a DHCP Scope to a Juniper Switch

Using the information below, we will setup DHCP on the Juniper QFX5110. This tutorial is assuming that you have already setup VLAN’s and assigned them to whichever port. We will assume that the port in this instance is VLAN 152. VLAN ID: 152 VLAN Name: AGENCY-DHCP VLAN IP: 10.10.152.1/24 Log into the switch VIA SSH/Console/Telnet/etc… Once logged in, enter […]

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Adding VLANs to a Juniper Switch

I absolutely love Junipers products, but coming from a Cisco background they are a tad bit different when it comes to configuring. These beasts run off of JunOS, which to my understanding is a variant of CentOS. If you are a Linux nerd like myself, this shouldnt be an issue for. Using the information below, […]

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