Static DHCP Reservations in IOS From a File

Configuring a DHCP server to hand out IP addresses is probably one of the most fundamental skills a network engineer could have. Don’t be fooled, however, there is plenty of complexity to be had here as well should your environment require it. Occasionally it can be helpful to have a client device receive a static IP address. You can configure this manually or you can allow DHCP to do the work for you. In my example, we have two printers we would like to statically address to ensure they are always available to a print server without any reliance on … Continue reading

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Cisco CUCM 8861 / 8865 Wireless Configuration

The standard mode of operation is typically to wire your IP phone into the network lighting things up with wired Ethernet and PoE. In the case of the 8861 and the 8865 you have the option to disconnect the PoE, power up with a 48 volt power brick and take to the Wi-Fi air waves. Continue reading

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Cisco Mobile and Remote Access QR Code

If you have checked out the Cisco Spark Calling offering you may be familiar with the QR Code that is generated that can be used to register 8845 and 8865 phones to Spark. You simply hold the QR code in front of the phone and it’s read in and the phone registers. The Spark Calling QR code is a 16 digit number unique to Spark with a limited validity period for security. As an engineer I had wondered to myself why this functionality cannot be available with CUCM deployments as well. After all the phones run the same software… As … Continue reading

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Cisco Telepresence Codec JSON Feedback Support

I recently started experimenting with Cisco’s CE 8.3 software for the SX and MX video units in search of new and useful features particularly around the API. To my surprise, there was something new! JSON support for http feedback! Continue reading

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