Preparing for the CCNP TSHOOT exam

This week I finally finished my CCNP R&S studies by passing the TSHOOT exam. This exam was the most fun to prepare because it brings all the previous efforts together and because it’s hands-on. I’d like to share my preparation strategy and my lab build hoping that it will help other people too.

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Ansible and Cisco IOS intro

You can use Ansible to do a whole lot of tasks for you. I’ve been doing some basic tasks on Cisco IOS devices. In this article, I’ll show you how to get started with Ansible for Cisco IOS by providing some background information, some pointers and an example. For the lab setup, Eve-NG with Cisco IOL devices is being used.
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Ansible inventory considerations

Recently I’ve been making my first steps with Ansible. I’ve barely scratched the surface and the tool is already awesome. Some things are pretty complicated to grasp however, that’s why I want to share some basic information. This article is about the different choices you can make regarding inventory files.
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Tips and tricks for a mobile EVE-NG lab

Most of my lab work gets done on a laptop these days. I like to run an EVE-NG lab and connect it to several other VM’s. There are some challenges in doing that on my mobile Windows device as compared to having a dedicated ESXi box for it. Most of those challenges are now solved so I’d like to share some of my findings.
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