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CCIE Challenge 1: Manipulating EIGRP Routing

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So last week (Well actually months ago at this point) I was helping out one of buddies who is working on his ROUTE exam and he was working through an EIGRP load sharing lab involving the variance command and interface metrics, after I read through the lab and looked at the requirements I came up with a completely different way to complete lab then what was expected. So I figured I would alter the lab and post it up here:

EIGRP Challenge


  1. You want R1 to load share over links Serial0/0 and Serial0/1 that connect to R2 to reach the /32 prefix on R3.


  1. You cannot make any configuration changes to R1.
  2. You cannot create any static routes.
  3. You cannot create any additional interfaces.
  4. You cannot configure any additional routing protocols. (IE: OSPF, BGP, etc)
  5. You cannot change any AS types.
  6. You cannot change which EIGRP ‘k’ values are being used.
  7. You cannot change any of the metrics on the existing interfaces.
  8. The solution must involve EIGRP.

You can download the starting configurations here:

There is also a GNS3 .Net file included in there as well.

Have Fun!

Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

June 3, 2013 at 6:42 PM

The lab is ready to go!

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Well, with the exception of a console server I got all my routers racked, stacked, and cabled!

It’s all cabled and ready to go! I got the following:

4x Cisco 1841’s

2x Cisco 2621xm’s

2x 2610xm’s

1x 2620xm

2x 3750’s

2x 3560’s

1x 3745 -This is going to get a NM-32a modules for the console server.

Aside from the lab equipment I got:

1x SonicWall TZ210

2x 2960 switches

And, I still got 2U left in the rack not sure what to fill that space up with yet. I was thinking of some old 2950G’s or maybe a Cisco ASA. I also picked up the INE workbooks last week so I here goes nothing!

Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

October 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM

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My CCIE reading list!

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A few of the CCIE books I have next to my bed!

Well, I’m still working towards my CCIE: Route/Switch, I figured I’d post an update about it, and why not focus on the books I’m using to prep for the CCIE: R/S Written exam:

  1. Routing TCP/IP Volume I 2nd Edition
  2. Routing TCP/IP Volume II
  3. Cisco LAN Switching
  4. CCIE: Routing & Switching Certification Guide
  5. Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols
  6. QoS Certification Guide
  7. BGP Design & Implementation
  8. Developing IP Multicast Network
  9. MPLS Fundamentals
  10. Deploying IPv6 Networks
  11. IPv6 for the Enterprise
  12. Optimal Routing Design
  13. Cisco Firewalls
  14. CCNP: Security SECURE

I’m sure that will be enough to cover the objectives of the CCIE:R/S Written. I’ve actually already read through a good portion of the books mentioned, hopefully in the next month or two I will be ready to tackle the written exam!

Anyway back to reading and labbing, I’m working my way through the Multicast objectives, then I’m going to tackle IPv6, and review VRF/MP-BGP and then I’ll be ready to take on the exam!

I guess it’s time I should update my library page.

Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

July 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM

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