Category Archives: arteq


if you are as saddened as i am about the chameleon from GNS3 mucking up your network topologies, then kill the damn thing…

here’s how:


 in your /home/user/.config/GNS3 directory run sudo gedit gns3_gui.conf and terminate the icloud login little bastard by setting hide_the_damn_lizard to “true”.

for windows it’s gns3_gui.ini…


in recent weeks i have taken to reorganizing this site to match the new v5 blueprint. the items categorized ccie v5 are all relevant to the blueprint. more specifically, those items tagged with 1.1a, 2.2.a etc, are an exact match to the blueprint, ie:

click the 1.1a  tag under between the sheets:

between the sheets

this will yield posts specifically aimed at satisfying the requirements for 1.1a for the ccie v5 written blueprint below:

Network theory
1.1.a Describe basic software architecture differences between IOS and IOS XE
1.1.a (i) Control plane and Forwarding plane
1.1.a (ii) Impact to troubleshooting and performances
1.1.a (iii) Excluding specific platform’s architecture


simple enough…