Configuring OSPF Auth, debug output

Configuring just for Area 0 (Hub and Spoke NBMA portion of below net diagram): So I had no issues with the configurations for authentication for OSPF, except when it came to entering the password on the interface, I kept typing "ip ospf authentication ..." when the command is actually "ip ospf message-digest-key 1 md5 CCNP" … Continue reading Configuring OSPF Auth, debug output

OSPF Authentication Configuration

This will be brief, as there is not a whole lot to OSPF Authentication, just a few good to know debug / verification commands and a few commands to configure the authentication itself. ***One thing to note before going into the commands to configure the authentication itself, it will always require two commands, one to … Continue reading OSPF Authentication Configuration

OSPF Metric Types (E1, E2) config, OSPF Route Summary

I will be using the same lab where I left off before, at least the same logical topology with possibly some loopbacks thrown in there to perform different types of Summarization: The first thing to address with the above topology, is that the External (O E2) routes brought into the OSPF network via Redistribution on … Continue reading OSPF Metric Types (E1, E2) config, OSPF Route Summary

RE-Updated Physical lab when 3550 died, may it RIP! Also a word on why using physical labs > virtual if you have the money, and they are CHEAP now adays!

That right there is my bundle of Cisco pride and joy! A breakdown of my equipment, and what I use for my topologies: From top device to the bottom: 2509 Access Router w/octal cable 3750v2 - 15.x (SW1) 3750v2 - 15.x (SW2) 3750v2 - 15.x (SW3) 3560 - 12.2 (SW4) 1841 ISR Router (R1) 2621XM … Continue reading RE-Updated Physical lab when 3550 died, may it RIP! Also a word on why using physical labs > virtual if you have the money, and they are CHEAP now adays!