I managed to get quite a bit of labbing done this week. The vast majority of it being Volume I RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF labs. I completed Volume III lab 1 over the weekend.
Friday was really busy at work as mother nature was trying to blow away large parts of California. Between rerouting Call Center traffic and shutting down devices, I put in a long day at the office. On Saturday night, I stopped to get gas and forgot which side of my car my gas cap was on. I’ve had this car for seven years and if you had put a gun to my head and asked me which side the gas cap was on I would have had to flip a coin. I only mention this brainfart incident as a harbinger of my Sunday lab session.
On Sunday I spent hours trying to work out why I was having such a problem with handling a relatively simple route redistribution. I had spotted the issue (actually the lab spells it out for you) but was unable to get the routes to appear the way that they were supposed to. I drew diagrams. I removed and added configurations. I still could not get it to work (even after looking at the solution guide). I finally figured it out – I had completely screwed up my route-map(s) due to a basic misunderstanding of how route-maps work (I’ll post an LFU with the details later). I was laid low by a mistake that nobody this far in to studying for the CCIE should have made. Some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you. :-(
Here are my goals from last week:
Review the IEATC BGP videos. Volume I BGP labs. Read 4 random labs from each of Volume I OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (12 total). Do 4 random labs from each of Volume I OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (12 total). Redo Volume III lab 1.
I completed all of my goals, except for doing the Volume I BGP labs. This week, I’m going to be out of town Thursday through Saturday, so I’ll try to get some more Volume I labs done as well as view some IEATC sessions. I’ll also try to catch up on my Volume II and III lab postings.
Goals for this week: Review the IEATC BGP videos. Volume I BGP labs. Review the Advanced OSPF IEATC videos. Do Volume II lab 4. Do 4 random labs from each of Volume I OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (12 total).
|Days Until Lab:||145|
|Readiness (1 to 10):||2|
|Lab Hours This Week||22|
|Study Hours This Week (estimate):||3|