Automating the Cabbage Patch Network Today (2014)

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"Sometimes my head is a bit of an idiot" is something my daughter might say and that happens to me too, if that time is today … [Read more...]

Ansible Rapid Development Environment using Vagrant

Vagrant VM as Ansible target

First off, this post isn't a straight-up networking post; although it does contain networking content (enabling Vagrant VMs … [Read more...]

F5 Configuration Backups 3.0

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In a previous article I introduced a project for the configuration backups of F5 devices. It offered an automated, … [Read more...]

Video over Internet

Video_Drop

Couple days ago I made an interesting talk about Video Traffic over Internet. Sales engineer goes to company and he claims … [Read more...]

Anycast HSRP and Design Considerations

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HSRP is the first hop redundancy Cisco property protocol which allows a transparent failover of the first-hop gateway. Many … [Read more...]

Has SDN Changed Networking?

Software Defined Everything, NFV, OpenFlow, SDDC and Orchestrators are buzz words of DC networking. An interesting point … [Read more...]

The Secret Sauce for Network Services

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Tunneling is the Duct Tape of Networking..It is interesting to realize that a big chunk of network features in Data Center, … [Read more...]

SDN 2014 – Make Our Garden Grow – Part 1

Let dreamers dream what worlds they please Those Edens can't be found The sweetest flowers The fairest trees Are grown in … [Read more...]

Cisco ACI – Speculation of its Inner Workings

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Last week I was at a Cisco users group meeting where some sales engineers were giving a presentation on the new Application … [Read more...]

Network Topologies

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Resiliency of the networks is almost the most important design criterion which needs to be considered. Packets need to be … [Read more...]

F5 Networks iRule Event Order – HTTPS/SSL – Client & Server Side

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As promised, here's the iRule event order for  HTTPS. I’d be grateful to any F5′ers out there that can pick holes in this, if … [Read more...]

F5 Networks iRule Event Order – HTTP

iRule Event Order for HTTP v12

I hit an issue recently where I thought I knew what was what but found myself doubting my knowledge. To that end, here's a … [Read more...]

Don’t Need No Stinking Underlays

Why's everyone complaining about overlays; it's the underlays that are the problem. I've been in this awful game for … [Read more...]

The Attributes of a Great CLI

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So, there I was, innocently browsing the OpenDaylight wiki after listening to Show 148 – Talking With OpenDaylight … [Read more...]

You’ve Changed – SDN’s Casualties

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I've a few things to thank Ivan for this last week. First off, this post led me to some great career-related articles and … [Read more...]