June 16th I had a seat for a 1-hour long HCIE R&S interview exam and as today it’s been marked as “Pass” I’m officially HCIE R&S certified now.
Long journey ends and I’ll miss those feeling and how excited I was seeing Gmail logo at smartphone’s notification bar.
And how disappointed I was as that is not an exam result, but “someone adds another one youtube video” e-mail.
Welp, my 8-hours long HCIE R&S Lab happened on June 2nd and today I’ve received a confirmation that it has been passed! Woohoo!
Still early to place a logo there, because of HCIE contains three stages – a written exam, a lab exam and an interview.
Therefore, the next step is to be prepared for an interview and I have no idea how it looks like or what sort of questions are going to be asked.
Under the cut, a few thoughts about the lab and HCIE process overall.
Speaking of centralized management of network devices would be a great idea to demonstrate some possibilities to use NETCONF and open-source software.
Under the hood, we are going to use Ansible and “Juniper.junos” library to manage Juniper vMX 14.1 and SRX 12.1 from GNU/Linux Debian CLI.
This note is the first one in a small bunch of articles about SDN-sided tendencies already affecting networking or will affect soon.
A lot of network engineers are still thinking that practical SDN as far away from networking as far IS-IS from to be called “simple”. But in reality, networking SDN is almost knocking on the door and looks like there is no way to evade tentacles.
In the previous part, we had configured all service provider devices and got our first part of control plane information, populated by BGP.
This time, we are going to configure the rest: provider tunnel, PIM, start on a p-multicast source and request some groups by customers.