Year: 2022

EVPN+IRB over MPLS with JUNOS and IOS-XR 

Posted On: October 26, 2022

By: Zachary Cayou, Network Engineer, SMS  Introduction I was given a project to implement EVPN+IRB over MPLS in our network, with the bonus to make it interoperable between JUNOS and IOS-XR routers. At the time, the depths of Google revealed precisely zero examples, guides, or blog posts of anyone attempting to do this. In addition, vendor documentation on the subject…

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Setup of Ansible on Eve-NG

Posted On: September 16, 2022

By: George Djaboury, Senior Network Engineer, SMS  Introduction The purpose of this post is to perform a basic setup of Ansible on Eve-NG. If you are a network engineer who has never been exposed to Ansible before, then this is perfect for you. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to successfully push configurations to network devices…

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Deploying Dokuwiki on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Part 2

Posted On: August 15, 2022

By: Rob Stewart, Cloud Architect, SMS   Improving the Dokuwiki Deployment In part 1 of this series, we documented a very basic "click-ops" deployment of an ECS Task running the Bitnami Dokuwiki container. Please go back and read that post if you haven't already before you read this one. In this post, we are going to address some of the deficiencies…

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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Recertification

Posted On: July 29, 2022

By Ryan DeBerry, Cloud Solutions Architect, SMS To keep my Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in an active state, I must recertify every 3 years. I haven't touched anything related to a helping me recertify the CCIE in a year and half…or so I thought. In September of 2020, after 15+ years as a Network Engineer, I transitioned to a…

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Deploying Your First Container on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)

Posted On: July 7, 2022

by: Rob Stewart, Cloud Architect, SMS   The Case for Amazon Elastic Container Service According to Corey Quinn, there are at least 17 Ways to Run Containers on AWS. However, if you are familiar with all the hype concerning containers in general and Kubernetes in particular, then you might conclude that there is no reason to even consider any of…

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Network Engineer to Cloud Engineer

Posted On: June 10, 2022

by: Ryan DeBerry, Cloud Solutions Architect, SMS   Introduction This is an attempt to give other Network Engineers a brain dump of the things you should learn if you want to make the transition from networking to cloud. I decided to do this because an opportunity was presented to me at my company, SMS. I was hesitant as I was…

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