Cisco NL Strategic Innovation Tour 2019

Cisco NL organized an innovation tour in the bay area for a few Dutch Cisco Partners in Silicon Valley. This blog is a brief summary of my experiences

Assigning a single IPv6 address to devices

I have been running IPv6 and IPv4 concurrently. At Cisco Live San Diego 2019  I shared some of my experiences with Jeffry Handal (I met him initially at CiscoLive Barcelona 2019)  and somewhow we ended up talking about IPv6 and how by default you receive multiple IPv6 addresses. To me, that was one of my frustrations, so my network is setup in such a way that it only assigns a single IPv6 address. It appears that such a setup is not very common. So I would like to share with you how my IPv6 network is configured.

Hitting 100% CPU after restore on Firepower Management Center

I recently purchased a new microserver to reduce my power footprint at home. And I had to move the FMC (Firepower Management Center) from the...

FTD 6.2 and Remote Access VPN (anyconnect) configuration

With Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) version 6.2 Cisco has introduced the remote access VPN functionality from the ASA firewall software. For an...

FTD access policy behaviour

In a previous blog I’ve written about the differences between Firepower Threat Defense and ASA software. And although the basic OS appears to be ASA with Snort set in between ASA ingress and egress, some basic concepts of the ASA (or actually the PIX) have dissappeared in FTD. And it will have an impact once you migrate from ASA (with or without firepower) to FTD devices.

The Five On… Catalyst 9800 Wireless controllers

The Five On… Catalyst 9800 Wireless controllers

At the last PartnerSummit, Cisco introduced the new Catalyst 9800 wireless controller. With me today is Simone Arena, wireless specialist and principal TME within the Enterprise Networking Group from Cisco and co-author of the Digital Network Architecture book from Cisco Press.

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The Five on.. “Cisco Champion”

The Five on.. “Cisco Champion”

Welcome Pieter-Jan to the first "The five on..." session. In The Five on I will ask you five questions on a specific topic. You are now a Cisco Champion for 2 years, aren't you? I would like to ask you some questions on the program and your experiences. What is the...

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Swift & Network programmability, a good combo? An introduction.

Swift & Network programmability, a good combo? An introduction.

Swift is commonly known by iOS and MacOSX Software developers as Apple introduced the language in 2014 for MacOSX, iOS, and Linux application development.
In my role as software engineer, I’ve used different programming languages to build small tools, solutions or prototypes. For network programmability,​ I’ve used Java as my primary language. I have my reasons, which I might share later in another post.

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Using scrivener as a blogging tool

Using scrivener as a blogging tool

It's been a while since I've posted a blog. Time has just flown by and I can't even believe that it's almost October! I do have enough ideas to blog on but finding the time has been difficult. Today we had an ad hoc coffee hour with the Cisco Champions and the...

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