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A guide on the process of automating change or gathering data from multiple Cisco IOS devices. If this can help you - please use it. God knows we all need a few extra minutes in our day.
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by:Soulja
Thanks Jacob! This was definitely helpful!
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by:Soulja
Here is the script I put together with your help from this article. Thanks!!

##imports python modules needed to work
from netmiko import ConnectHandler
import time, sys, getpass, paramiko

##selects the correct Netmiko class based upon the device_type.
## I then define a network device dictionary consisting of a device_type, ip, username, and password.
user = raw_input("Enter your SSH username: ")
pword = getpass.getpass()

device = {
    'device_type': 'cisco_ios',
    #'ip': '192.168.43.10',
    'username': user,
    'password': pword,
    #'secret':'password'
}
ipfile=open("iplist.txt") #This file contains a list of switch ip addresses.
#print ("Please doublecheck your configuration in the config file. Please stop and figure out what you're about to do...")
configfile=open("configfile.txt") #opening the config file with the changes you want to push
configset=configfile.read() ##reads the config file
configfile.close() #closes the config file

for line in ipfile:
    device['ip']=line.strip()
    print("Connecting to Device " + line)
    net_connect = ConnectHandler(**device)
    time.sleep(2)
    print ("Applying Configuration to Device " + line)
    output = net_connect.send_config_set(configset)
    print(output)

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Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT
Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

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This article is about building Dynamic Multipoint VPN tunnels in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two CSR1000V hub routers configured with dual hub dual cloud Phase 3 DMVPN.
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Scenario 9
This article is about building Dynamic Multipoint VPN tunnels in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two CSR1000V hub routers configured with single tier Phase 3 DMVPN Cloud.
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Scenario 8
This article is about building Dynamic Multipoint VPN tunnels in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two spoke routers connected to single tier Phase 3 DMVPN Cloud hosted on CSR1000V router.
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Scenario 7
This article is about building Dynamic Multipoint VPN tunnels in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two spoke routers connected to single tier Phase 1 DMVPN Cloud hosted on CSR1000V router.
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Spam Passing through Cisco Cloud Email Security -

If you're having problems where a lot of messages that Cisco Cloud Email Security would normally filter out have been coming in, it appears to be the result of an upgrade gone wrong. In our case, it took a P1 ticket to get resolved.


We found evidence of an issue by looking at the incoming mail policies (accessible by going to Mail Polices > Incoming Mail Policies):



You will notice that the Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, and Graymail columns are all showing "Not Available". That is because they are all disabled. These all need to be enabled to get things working normally again.


When we accessed the Cisco IronPort Anti-Spam settings, it showed that it was globally turned off. (This can be accessed by going to Security Services > IronPort Anti-Spam).



However, we were completely unable to turn anything on, regardless of access level (I'm a Cloud Administrator, but my coworker is an Administrator).


The cause of the problem: Cisco upgrading our appliance, and it turned out the feature keys somehow got blown out. In setting them back in, there is a requirement of accepting an End User License Agreement. Somewhere within this area is where Cisco failed to properly handle things.


Resolving this required creating a ticket with Cisco (initially a P3 ticket, which eventually got escalated to P1). If you're seeing yourself with this exact same issue, know you're not alone. Hopefully, Cisco fixes this for all of their CES customers in one swoop, but just watch out for this just in case. 


This problem started this past Friday morning for us but has just gotten resolved as I'm creating this post. While getting the ticket resolved, I highly recommend requesting that Cisco adds an email address from your organization to Atlas so that you're notified of when upgrades are planned to take place.

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Scenario 6
This article is about building a Route Based site to site VPN tunnels with Redundant Routers in DC (HUB) in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are four Route Based IPsec VPN tunnels configured on two CSR1000V routers as redundant routers pair.
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Scenario 5
This article is about building a Route Based site to site VPN tunnels with VRF and dynamic routing protocol (OSPF) in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two Route Based IPsec VPN tunnels configured on CSR1000V router, traffic from app server is with NAT and rest is without NAT.
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Scenario 4
This article is about building a Route Based site to site VPN tunnels with dynamic routing protocol (OSPF) in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two Route Based IPsec VPN tunnels configured on CSR1000V router, traffic from app server is with NAT and rest is without NAT.
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Scenario 3
This article is about building a Route Based site to site VPN tunnels in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two Route Based IPsec VPN tunnels configured on CSR1000V router, traffic from app server is with NAT and rest is without NAT.
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Become a CompTIA Certified Healthcare IT Tech
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Become a CompTIA Certified Healthcare IT Tech

This course will help prep you to earn the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification showing that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings.

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This article is about building a VRF-Aware site to site VPN tunnels in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two VRF-Aware Policy Based IPsec VPN tunnels configured on CSR1000V router one with NAT and another without NAT.
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Scenario 1
This article is about building a site to site VPN tunnels in Cisco CSR1000V router with IOS XE. There are two Policy Based IPsec VPN tunnels configured on CSR1000V router one with NAT and another without NAT.
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by:Isaivani Venkat
ip nat outside source static 192.168.10.10 172.17.10.10 this NAT statement really required ???
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by:Santosh Salunke
Hi Isaivani Venkat

ip nat outside source static 192.168.10.10 172.17.10.10

This NAT is to change branch user IP from 172.17.10.10 to 192.168.10.10. I had used this to demonstrate how to do 'Destination IP NAT'.
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Recover a Password on Cisco Devices
Have a Cisco router that you forgot the password or maybe you bought a used router that is locked with a password? This article will guide you through the steps on how to recover the password on your Cisco gear.
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Just after setting up Cloud PBX connectivity and migrated Skype users to SFBO, we noticed inbound calls not working but outbound calls would work.
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In this article, the configuration steps in Zabbix to monitor devices via SNMP will be discussed with some real examples on Cisco Router/Switch, Catalyst Switch, NAS Synology device.
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Considering cloud tradeoffs and determining the right mix for your organization.
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As managed cloud service providers, we often get asked to intervene when cloud deployments go awry. Attracted by apparent ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs, companies quickly adopt leading public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
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This article explains the fundamentals of industrial networking which ultimately is the backbone network which is providing communications for process devices like robots and other not so interesting stuff.
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This article is in regards to the Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M cables, which are designed to uplink/downlink 40GB ports to 10GB SFP ports. I recently experienced this and found very little configuration documentation on how these are supposed to be configured.
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Starting with Angular 5
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Starting with Angular 5

Learn the essential features and functions of the popular JavaScript framework for building mobile, desktop and web applications.

Let’s face it: one of the reasons your organization chose a SaaS solution (whether Microsoft Dynamics 365, Netsuite or SAP) is that it is subscription-based. The upkeep is done. Or so you think.
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by:Ranjit Shankar
Great article! Useful links, also the important points "Bandwidth, Objectivity, Expertise, Strategy, ROI" and the details about the points are very much clear... "it is not only worth the discussion, but it’s likely worth doing a more detailed assessment..." - very true! Also, you are right i.e. checking the reviews is more significant before going with any cloud computing consulting services provider for a long-term relationship... Thank you!
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You deserve ‘straight talk’ from your cloud provider about your risk, your costs, security, uptime and the processes that are in place to protect your mission-critical applications.
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Powerful tools can do wonders, but only in the right hands. Nowhere is this more obvious than with the cloud.
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There’s a movement in Information Technology (IT), and while it’s hard to define, it is gaining momentum. Some call it “stream-lined IT;” others call it “thin-model IT.”
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On Feb. 28, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) went down after an employee issued the wrong command during a debugging exercise. Among those affected were big names like Netflix, Spotify and Expedia.
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During and after that shift to cloud, one area that still poses a struggle for many organizations is what to do with their department file shares.
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Cisco

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Cisco PIX is a dedicated hardware firewall appliance; the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is a firewall and anti-malware security appliance that provides unified threat management and protection the PIX does not. Other Cisco devices and systems include routers, switches, storage networking, wireless and the software and hardware for PIX Firewall Manager (PFM), PIX Device Manager (PDM) and Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM).