Looking at my calendar countdown, I am counting 27 weeks and a day to go before I go on my CCIE lab attempt. That’s like a little more than half a year to go, playing with the idea of taking it sooner. Who knows, I’ve been notorious of giving a date only to end up taking the exam months soon but we’ll just have to wait and see.
It has been a struggle this month going through the labs. I think I have pretty covered majority of the topics except the entire switching section, IPv6 and Multicast (I am such not a fan as of this writing).
Too much things happening with work, projects, overseas trip and possible work-related overseas trip that could affect my study schedule. But we’ll keep on barrelling through all these labs as much as I can.
In the meantime, here’s a quick lab to set-up Point-to-point protocol over Ethernet(PPPoE). If you want to find out how a router gets an IP for DSL/NBN connection. It’s just a very straigh forward config, you can include hostnames and passwords on both ends while using chap. For this example I just want to show the simplest config to get this up and where end device (in this instance the client) get its IP address from.
int virtual-template 1
ip address 10.0.0.1 255.255.255.0
peer default ip address pool CCIE_POOL
ip local pool CCIE_POOL 10.0.0.100 10.0.0.254
bba-group pppoe CCIE_PPPOE
pppoe enable group CCIE_PPPOE
ip address negotiated
dialer pool 1
pppoe enable group global
pppoe-client dial-group 1