Laurence Andrews

Cisco ICOMM v8 Day 4

Today was a long day, but lots got done. I made the most notes so far today, which must be a good sign that some interesting things were being learnt. We started with BAT, the Bulk Administration Tool. It seems to work fairly well, although it isn’t exactly, what’s the word… Professional? It’s just excel files. I was kind of hoping for something... Read more

Cisco ICOMM v8 Day 3

Today we covered lots of things! The day started discussing the lab that we were using and how it is configured. The course is provided by Fast Lane through QA and the lab itself is located in Windsor - all of the Call Manager servers, are run on an ESX host with a router and switch in the classroom running a VPN back to there. There is also a s... Read more

Useful Mutt Commands

As some of you may or may not know I’m a big fan of the Mutt email client. It’s an entirely CLI-based Linux client that is crazy powerful and very, very geeky. One fantastic feature of Mutt is its integration with GPG, which makes using PGP very simple and painless. Anyway… The thing with Mutt is that it takes some getting used to - I’ve been us... Read more

Cisco ICOMM v8 Day 2

Day 2 started with Unity, Cisco’s voice mail product. It surprised me how separate voice mail is from the system, Unity is very much an independent product, and one that can be used entirely separately from everything else if it’s so desired. We moved on to some lab work, only basic things.. Logging in to the Call Manager and enabling services, ... Read more

Brands on a Whim

Wasn’t sure what to do this weekend, @tigziefc was working and I was looking after my little brother… I spent ages looking online and racking my brain for fun things to do - then in a sudden moment of inspiration I realised Brands Hatch is where it’s at. I didn’t really check the website before we headed over on Sunday, other than to make sure i... Read more