Saturday, January 10, 2015

Choosing an ExtremeXOS Software Release

When updating ExtremeXOS, it is important to choose your software release carefully.  The newest builds may contain new features that are not yet stable.  I learned this the hard way.  The Extreme support portal currently does not label their software builds with anything that indicates what is a stable build and what is may contain new unstable features.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Extreme Networks EXOS Cheat Sheet

After working in primarily Cisco or Cisco-esque CLIs, ExtremeXOS can have a bit of a learning curve.  At the time of this post, Extreme Networks' documentation is almost entirely in PDFs.  In my opinion, these are a bit of a pain to navigate and are not well indexed by search engines.

This post is meant to serve as a basic EXOS cheat sheet.  It is by no means meant to be a configuration guide or thorough command reference.  I will update this post periodically to add additional commands.

update: I reached out to Extreme regarding their documentation (I work for a partner), and it turns out they already have an EXOS cheat sheet, so my channel SE sent it over.  I was not able to find this document anywhere on Extreme's site.  However, an Extreme SE confirmed this document is public, so here it is:  EXOS Quick Guide - Cheat Sheet.  I may still update this page on occasion, but Extreme's document is more complete.

Monday, January 5, 2015

HOWTO: Basic Cisco ASA AnyConnect VPN 8.2(5)

A while back I posted a how-to for configuring AnyConnect in ASA version 8.3+.  I recently received a request to post the 8.2(5) configuration, so here it is.  The example below uses split tunneling and local authentication.  For RADIUS authentication, see this post.

Before beginning, verify you have the AnyConnect essentials license (without this license, only two simultaneous sessions are permitted).
asa# sh ver | inc AnyConnect
AnyConnect Premium Peers          : 25             perpetual
AnyConnect Essentials             : 25             perpetual
AnyConnect for Mobile             : Enabled        perpetual
AnyConnect for Cisco VPN Phone    : Enabled        perpetual