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AWS Dynamic IPSec Tunnel using BGP

In this post I setup a VPN tunnel between my AWS VPC and my Home Palo Alto firewall. I wanted to set this up to play with AWS VPN tunnels as well as playing with BGP and IPSec tunnels on a Palo Alto firewall. In this instance the main reasons to advertise routes over BGP […]

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BGP Multihomed Collapsed Core

In this exercise I used GNS3 to help visualize and draw a topology where NAT is not performed at the far Edge device but at a firewall closer to the core of the network. In this scenario you have your stateful firewalls performing NAT and any IPS/IDS while having the edge routers stick to strictly […]

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How this Blog was Made

I’m just going to have a brief post on the platform this site uses and where it is hosted. This site is hosted on an AWS EC2 instance on an Ubuntu Linux machine. I used a community AMI that includes WordPress, PHP, Apache and MySQL installed. This saved a bit of time not having to […]

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Completed Studies – CCNP SWITCH

My goal with this series of posts is to share the experiences I have from studying for the various certifications I have, as well as to share the training materials I have used and which ones I recommend. Training Materials: Chris Bryant’s CCNP Switch Study Guide CBT Nuggets CCNP Switch CourseBoson ExSim Here are my […]

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Completed Studies – AWS Solutions Architect

My goal with this series of posts is to share the experiences I have from studying for the various certifications I have, as well as to share the training materials I have used and which ones I recommend. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Training Materials:https://acloud.guru/learn/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associatehttps://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/ This was my first real experience with a cloud platform and […]

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Current Studies

Cisco Certified Design Architect (CCDA) Study Material – https://www.amazon.com/CCDA-200-310-Official-Cert-Guide/dp/1587144549 I grabbed this guide to help learn the different best practice topologies in large enterprise environments. Dealing mostly with SMBs there is a normally a router on a stick handled by a firewall and a couple access switches. There isn’t normally a need for a tiered […]

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