Category Archives: How-To

Procedures or processes to accomplish specific tasks or objectives with technology.

Basic Trustsec – Implementing Manual SGTs and SGACLs

Trustsec is a mature and interesting policy mechanism available in most Cisco gear. The features and capabilities vary depending on device type and class. One of the frustrations I have is that almost every Trustsec reference I find focuses on … Continue reading

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Viewing Cisco Proximity with SpectrumView

I wanted to share a quick trick for troubleshooting Cisco Proximity. For those that haven’t stumbled onto this particular technology, Proximity is a feature in Spark Connected and Traditional Cisco Video Endpoints that provides a pairing channel for screen sharing. … Continue reading

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Firepower FMC API – Initial Observations

As many of you know, I am not a developer but I do occasionally hack stuff together. This article is just some of the initial things I have learned working with the Firepower Management Console API. A good place to … Continue reading

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Reading EEPROM – Obtaining the GE Concord Express Installer Code

One of the more frustrating things for me is when someone, or some company, attempts to control me. Typically having the desire for less responsibility, I have no desire to control individuals in this way. Recently, I started looking into … Continue reading

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Displaying Pi Output on an LCD

A few weeks ago, I shared an¬†article about leveraging the Meraki API and a Raspberry¬†Pi to create a Dummy Light for My Network. Today’s article expands on this slightly by adding a 16×2 LCD Display for additional output flexibility. For … Continue reading

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A Dummy Light for My Network

I’ve always heard the red lights in car dashboard referred to as Dummy Lights. One example might be the use of a light to indicate high temperature in lieu of a temperature gauge. Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent … Continue reading

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