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Hi, I’m Nick Becker, creator of this website.

A website which a collection of my thoughts and interests which range from gaming, network engineering and software developing. Read the about section for more info or reach out to me in the contact info below.

About

Professionally I am a network engineer with 17 years of IT experience planning and maintaining large-scale highly available and secure data/voice network infrastructures designed specifically to meet business objectives. I started out on the help desk and worked my way up, I pride myself in being someone that can figure just about anything out. I have experience in network and voice architecture, design, implementation, network management, capacity planning and troubleshooting in many different sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, government, education and retail.

 

Education and Certification:

  • BS Information Technology earned from University of Phoenix, Columbia, MD
  • CCNP Voice – Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice
  • CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • CCDP – Cisco Certified Design Professional
  • Cisco Meraki CMNA
  • Palo Alto ACE and PCNSE 6
  • F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator

 

Personally I enjoy tinkering with the raspberry pi, xbox and retro gaming, climbing, playing guitar, mountain biking, and making beer. I have a beautiful wife named Carrie, wonderful 13 year old daughter named Sophie and a 13 year old yellow lab named Kanui and nothing I do would be possible without them in my life.

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F5 Big-IP VE Setup

Here is how I set up a F5 Big-IP on my QNAP TS-251 NAS using Virtualization Station. Setup the VM on the NAS: Download the BIGIP-12.1.2.0.0.249.ALL-scsi.ova from F5 Upload image to NAS Import VM with 2 CPU and 4096Mb ram Configure management IP using the CLI wizard: Console in and enter config Set up management ip Log into …