Every network engineer learns on different gear. CatOS, Junos, Cisco IOS, and probably others. It can be exceptionally frustrating to change platforms. All of your favorite commands are different, your debug process gets all screwed up, you know the information you want to get, but that stupid new OS won’t just give it up.
I had a little adventure that gave me the opportunity to work on a lot of Junos gear and I have an IOS background. Hopefully I can help some other people out a bit by translating some of my favorite commands to Junos, point out interesting features, or painful differences.
I’m also starting to implement some of the virtual networking solutions (1000v in particular) so I’ll try to keep posting the things I learn along the way. The monumental task around the corner now that I’ve passed my CCIE written is the CCIE lab. It just ticked over to the new version so I’ll be studying for the 400 series exam (also called version 5). I’ll probably post some stuff about that too.
This is all going to be totally biased because I didn’t start on this gear and more often than not I get frustrated with having to do something a totally different way. It is what it is.