How to Upgrade Cisco Flash Firmware Version

  I recently had to upgrade a Cisco router to a new firmware version, so I thought I’d write up a quick how-to guide. Prerequisites: Download the new flash version from Cisco here (you need a valid Cisco login) TFTP the firmware to the Cisco device by following this TFTP guide Connect to the Cisco device… Read more »

Using a Cisco router with Telstra FTTH Velocity Service

I recently got fibre to the home (FTTH) or as some other people like to call fibre to the premise (FTTP) thanks to Telstra and their Velocity service. Now is is quite straight forward, someone comes out and connect activates the ONT unit. In my case the fibre is terminated at the ONT unit and… Read more »

Basic Cisco Router Configuration

Assumptions The following is a list of assumptions, they don’t specifically have to be used and can be modified to suit your setup. Using “Dialer0” interface to connect to ISP Using CHAP for authentication Using DHCP IP assignment from ISP Using Google name servers Using standard MTU size (1452) Configuration Enable Terminal Monitoring Change Host… Read more »

Setting up Observium

What is Observium? Observium is an autodiscovering SNMP based network monitoring platform written in PHP which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Dell, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more.  Observium has grown out of a lack of network monitoring platforms which are… Read more »

Cisco File Copy from Flash to TFTP

Assumptions: A working TFTP server No restrictions for UDP packets to be sent from Cisco device to TFTP server (port 69) Procedure: TFTP Server 1. Create a file on the TFTP server 2. Change the permissions Cisco Device 3. Copy the file from the Cisco device Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please… Read more »

Reset a Cisco Router to Factory Default Settings

There are currently two ways to reset a Cisco router or switch to factory default. Reference: Method 1 This method uses the config-register 0x2102 command in global configuration mode. Method 2 This method uses the config-register 0x2142 command in global configuration mode. Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to comment… Read more »

How to Install and Configure Splunk on Linux

Splunk is a software package for sending logs from a variety of server types or devices to a centralised repository for the ability to do searching, monitoring and analyzing of big data using a web style interface console. This Example In this example I will be installing Splunk version 6.0 on a virtualised Linux Debian… Read more »