Smart Troubleshooting with PathSolutions

While troubleshooting issues is a fantastic skill to hone and practice, as network admins and engineers, it is not something we want to spend all of our time doing on a daily basis.  Rather than constantly working through trouble tickets and “keeping the lights on”, we would like to use as much of our timeContinue reading “Smart Troubleshooting with PathSolutions”

Handling Toolbox Drama with NetAlly

As network/systems engineers and admins, the natural approach to something new is to start with training and understanding a new technology, job, project, or task.  This is a valid approach, but many times is only half the battle.  For practically any role, you not only need to understand the job and technology, but you alsoContinue reading “Handling Toolbox Drama with NetAlly”

Enterprise Network Automation with Itential

In this day and age, saying that enterprise networks are critical would be an understatement. Networks have essentially become a utility similar to electricity, gas, and water. When you turn that proverbial knob, those packets had better flow; and quickly! Except, the knob is stuck in the on position and never gets turned off. IfContinue reading “Enterprise Network Automation with Itential”

Be the Ally, Not the Ego

Competition is everywhere. Sometimes it is unavoidable. For instance, when you are looking for a job. You want to focus on you, skill up, and set yourself apart from the rest that are competing for that same job. It is definitely stressful, but can also be necessary when it comes to career advancement. Not always,Continue reading “Be the Ally, Not the Ego”

Planning and Maintaining Wireless Networks with NetAlly

For years now, the ability to be productive has been changing.  In many cases, you do not need to be tethered to a desk working off of a computer that is wired into the network to get things done.  We have evolved from that practice, to leveraging laptops, tablets, and even smaller mobile devices suchContinue reading “Planning and Maintaining Wireless Networks with NetAlly”

Climbing the ENCOR Mountain

This is not meant to be a “hooray for me” success story. The purpose of this post is to be a message of hope. I’m not someone who goes out and gets 10+ certifications a year. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, I respect and admire the determination and focus of people that areContinue reading “Climbing the ENCOR Mountain”

Faces of the Journey – Chris Denney

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Chris Denney (AKA Smilin_Chris) was born and raised in aContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Chris Denney”

CCNA Series – Endpoints and Servers

In this post of the CCNA Series, we will be covering endpoints and servers in the network. In the CCNA exam topics, we are looking specifically at Network Fundamentals > Explain the role and function of network components > Endpoints and Servers. While studying in-depth enterprise network infrastructure topics and concepts, I think it canContinue reading “CCNA Series – Endpoints and Servers”

Faces of the Journey – Teneyia Wilson

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Teneyia Wilson is a Network Engineer originally from Denver, Colorado,Continue reading “Faces of the Journey – Teneyia Wilson”

CCNA Series – L2 and L3 Switches

In this edition of the CCNA Series, we are going to cover network switches. In the CCNA exam topics, we are looking specifically at Network Fundamentals > Explain the role and function of network components > L2 and L3 switches. Before we get into the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches, let’s describeContinue reading “CCNA Series – L2 and L3 Switches”

Faces of the Journey – Emmanuel Pimentel

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Emmanuel Pimentel (@MannyBytes88) was born and raised in New Jersey,Continue reading “Faces of the Journey – Emmanuel Pimentel”

Faces of the Journey – Tim McConnaughy

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Tim! Tim McConnaughy had lived in Hampton Roads, VirginiaContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Tim McConnaughy”

CCNA Series – Overview

Here at AONE, we believe in continuous learning and development. We also want to do what we can help those trying to break into the network engineering field. While by no means the only factor, certifications can help you gain applicable knowledge for a specific career path. They can also be used to prove toContinue reading “CCNA Series – Overview”

Faces of the Journey – Chris Randall

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Chris! Chris Randall, also known as @Bites_to_Bits, is anContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Chris Randall”

Network Troubleshooting Tip – Model Driven

No matter what the specific role, as an IT professional, you are going to be tasked to solve problems. Whether you are in a direct support role, part of an escalation team, or on the architecture/engineering team, you are potentially seen as someone who “fixes all the things”. Sometimes though, I think it can beContinue reading “Network Troubleshooting Tip – Model Driven”

Faces of the Journey – Christine Pappas

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Christine! Christine Pappas, also known as @networkgeekgirl, is aContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Christine Pappas”

OSPF Route Optimization – Route Summarization (Post 4)

You’ve made it to the 4th and final post in the OSPF Route Optimization series, I’m proud of you! I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d make it this far, myself. Anyway, in this post we will build upon the work we accomplished in post 3, in which we converted our flat, single area OSPF topologyContinue reading “OSPF Route Optimization – Route Summarization (Post 4)”

OSPF Route Optimization – Multi-Area OSPF (Post 3)

In this post of the OSPF Route Optimization series, we take a look at multi-area OSPF. As stated before, while single-area OSPF provides us with global IP reachability, it tends to not scale well from an efficiency standpoint as the network grows. In our sample topology, we will treat the “inside” zone of each siteContinue reading “OSPF Route Optimization – Multi-Area OSPF (Post 3)”

OSPF Route Optimization – Single Area OSPF (Post 2)

In this second post of the OSPF Route Optimization series, we take a look at our sample topology network configured with a single OSPF area. We will see that while we have global IP reachability throughout the network, the routing tables are not very efficient, and this design may not scale well. Here is anotherContinue reading “OSPF Route Optimization – Single Area OSPF (Post 2)”

OSPF Route Optimization – Background (Post 1)

When it comes to global reachability within an organization, dynamic routing is a beautiful thing. There are multiple internal gateway protocols (IGPs) out there, but in this series of posts, we are going to focus on OSPF. Taking this focus a step further, we will go through IP/subnet design and routing table optimization. As withContinue reading “OSPF Route Optimization – Background (Post 1)”

Faces of the Journey – Carl Zellers

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Carl F. Zellers IV (NO_DTP) was featured on Episode 18Continue reading “Faces of the Journey – Carl Zellers”

Faces of the Journey – Charles Uneze

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Charles! Charles Uneze (network_charles) is from Nigeria, currently workingContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Charles Uneze”

Faces of the Journey – Eugene Byers Jr

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Eugene! Eugene Byers Jr, also known as Rize2Grind, wasContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Eugene Byers Jr”

Faces of the Journey – David Alicea

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet David! David Alicea was born and raised in Chicago,Continue reading “Faces of the Journey – David Alicea”

Faces of the Journey – Robin Canela

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Robin! Robin Canela, originally from New York City, isContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Robin Canela”

Faces of the Journey – Luis F Garcia Jr

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Luis! Luis, a.k.a NetSecWheezy, has a very busy lifeContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Luis F Garcia Jr”

Faces of the Journey – Chris Dedman-Rollet

“Faces of the Journey” is a series that highlights individuals in the network engineering community. The journey is the path we take through our careers, and it can be very different for each of us. While the destination is important, it’s all about the journey! Meet Chris! Chris Dedman-Rollet is a country boy from FranceContinue reading “Faces of the Journey – Chris Dedman-Rollet”