AWS Route 53 (DNS): Create Equivalent of URL Forwarding Record


Several advanced DNS providers (EasyDNS, DNS Made Easy, etc) provide URL forwarding functionality through the use of a “DNS” record.  It’s not really an official DNS record, but rather provides a “301 Server Redirect” (URL redirect) and abstracts the complexity from end users that are managing this functionality.

In order to accomplish the same desired effect without this advanced feature More >

Create Custom Music on Hold for Cisco UCME


Here’s one from my personal tip jar.  This is well documented on Cisco’s website, but sometimes it’s just nicer to have this type of info in bite-sized portions.

As nice as the canned music on hold files are that come with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, sometimes you just want to add that personal touch.

A custom MOH file format must be 8khz 8-bit mono u-Law audio in WAV More >

Recover from IOS Armageddon


Ok, maybe it’s not that extreme, but losing power to a Cisco router or switch, while performing an IOS upgrade, after you’ve deleted your existing IOS can be a headache.  While not a disaster, you can plan on spending about an extra 45 minutes or so to recover.  Here’s the lowdown:


You’ll need to upload a new IOS image using the Xmodem or Ymodem protocol, which is way slower than More >

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