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Configure VRF in Cisco IOS Router

Virtual Routing and Forwarding or VRF is a technology that supports multiple routing instance inside a single router (or layer-3 switch). This means a single router can have multiple separated routing table and each one is completely independent. Due to its independency, it also allows the usage of overlapping IP address. Cisco IOS router supports VRF by […]
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Understanding VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) in Cisco Switch

VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) is used to synchronize VLAN creation between the switches in the network. Imagine you have dozens, if not hundreds of switches in your network. You have to log into each switch and manually create VLANs. This does not sound practical, does it? Using VTP protocol, you can manually create VLANs in […]
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Configure Inter VLAN Routing in Cisco Router

Communication between different VLANs require router or some form of routing. Routing between the VLANs can be done using layer 3 switch or use more popular form of inter-vlan routing called router on a stick. Layer 3 switches are pretty expensive which is the main reason why router on a stick configuration is popular. In […]
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Configure VLAN in Cisco Catalyst Switch

If you have basic understanding of VLANs in Switching World then you can easily configure VLANs in Cisco Catalyst switches. In this post, I will show steps to Configure VLAN in Cisco Catalyst Switch. Configure VLAN in Cisco Catalyst Switch The diagram below shows our scenario. There are two switches, Switch1 and Switch2. We will create […]
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Configure Private VLANs in Juniper Switch

It is often a requirement to split a broadcast traffic or to restrict communication between hosts within a same VLAN. Private VLAN or PVLAN is a feature that is used to split broadcast traffic or restrict communication between hosts within a same VLAN in a switch. Private VLANs can be configured on all models of […]
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Configure Link Aggregation Group in Junos

Link Aggregation is very useful technology in areas where high availability and high bandwidth is required. It allows you to combine multiple interface into one at the MAC layer, providing redundancy and fault tolerance link at the same time. There are different names for this same technology. Cisco says ether channel, Juniper says bundle, others […]