Love working on Cisco gear!
To reset this phone back to factory default, you press the applications button (the button that looks like a globe) and then press **1
We have a new polycom system installed in our main meeting room. Built in speakers and mics were installed for phone conferencing. We had a Cisco 7937G in the center of the room that wasnt cutting it anymore so we moved to the Polycom system. The system required an analog line, I used the Cisco ATA 186 to provide that line that dumped the call onto our VOIP network.
Well after the project was completed, that Monday we had our first testers for the new phone conference system.
I have two Cisco ATA186's that I wanted to update the software on them. They were running version 3.0.2.03 and .04 was out.
Downloaded the update from Cisco and unzipped the file. Now the easy way is to have Cisco Call Manager do it, but I wanted to do this by hand (Not sure why)
Open a command prompt and go into the folder you just unzipped.
type sata186us.exe -any -d1 imagename.zup
This starts a server like service that
Ive been in the process of deploying dot1x onto our network and its been going very well so far. The only annoyance this is having to copy/paste the commands to a large amount of ports. Today (I wish I learned about this a while ago) I learned about macros. Pretty much you create a macros
#macro name then the macro name <-- No spaces between words
end with a @ sign
We are in the middle of deploying altiris to all the schools, one of the functions needed is WOL to preform certain tasks. Since some of our schools have multiple vlans we had to figure out a way out to broadcast these packets as they arent forwarded by a layer 3 device. (Note we are not doing it from a central location, since we do not own the routers between the schools we decide that each site will have its own WOL server)
Here is the documentation on how to do it, its pretty
Design Guide for Cisco Unity Virtualization - Virtualizing Cisco Unity Messaging on VMware ESX* [Cisco Unity] - Cisco Systems
Our primary server will be a physical box running Unity 7.xxx and our back up server will be a vm. Should be interesting to see how well this works out!
I upgraded our Cisco WLC 4404 to 188.8.131.52 tonight and I came up with a serious issue
All my remote access points are showing up as offline (and yes they are online as I can see them through show cdp neighbors and ping their ip addresses). They don't even show up in the controller as connected. However the access points on the same subnet as the controller connected just fine. Apparently this seems to be a gateway issue on the controller? I can ping the management address on
After 1 year, 6 months, and 3 days I finally finished the CCNP
No simulations where I had to do anything really.
I am glad its over, but being the overachiever I am im asking myself what is next. Maybe something dealing with Vmware or perhaps my Masters. Ill be taking a couple of weeks off and enjoying not using my brain. Things are going to be picking up at work very soon so that will be entertaining.
While I was taking my ISCW, I got 4 questions into the exam when I was presented an authentication simulation. It wanted me to setup the Console and AUX to use the Local database for authentication and to setup the VTY to use a TACAS+ Server. Simple enough, so I clicked on the computer that would be my console and a really small console window popped open. Hit enter several times and nothing came up. Hit the space bar a few time and the return a couple more times, nothing. Started typing a
Took the BCMSN Tuesday and passed. This exam pretty much dealt with my everyday work and I wont be afraid to admit this exam was still hard (plus im getting a little tired of reading about Cisco technology). Taking off till Monday then im going to start the ISCW which looks like its gonna be difficult but interesting! (Planning to take the next exam December 17th so I can enjoy the 1.5 week we get off for Christmas Break )
This weekend ill be working on a power point