Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

The Cisco Embedded Event Manager or Cisco EEM is a software component of Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, and NX-OS that provides real-time network event detection and onboard automation.

EEM allows you to automate tasks, perform minor enhancements and create workarounds and can makes life easier for network operators by tracking and classifying events that take place on a network device and providing actions options for those events.

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Cisco Flexible Netflow configuration

Recently, a customer called me to configure Netflow on these routers because he just installed NetFlow Analyzer software from ManageEngine. This software is an “all in one” NetFlow collector, database, WebUI software, able to build pretty nice reports.

In my opinion, Netflow is one of the absolutely required software to have a good visibility when you operate a network. Continue reading “Cisco Flexible Netflow configuration”

How to setup Cisco VIRL, VM Maestro to use SecureCRT as default terminal

The GUI application to use Cisco VIRL, VM Maestro, comes with a basic internal Telnet and SSH client called “Cisco Terminal”.

If, like me, you want to use the rock-solid SecureCRT as terminal emulator client, you need to change the the VM Maestro preferences. Continue reading “How to setup Cisco VIRL, VM Maestro to use SecureCRT as default terminal”