Show 10 – It’s a TRILL to Cius at CiscoLive…

Wow, we actually managed to do ten episodes.

Jeremy Filliben, CCIE #3851 & CCDE #20090003 (@jfilliben) and Brandon Carroll, CCIE #23827 (@brandoncarroll) join the Prime Pushers for an hour-long round-table discussion of the week’s news.  And if you missed Greg last week, he’s back – with rant mode decidedly ON.

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Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count. He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus.
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  • Stuart Howlette

    "I logged in and it was as ugly as a hat full of arseholes"

    Okay, that has to be one of the best comments I've ever heard.

  • Fryguy

    I was part of the CCIE/CCDE NetVet reception with John as well. With regards to the delay on orders, he was not happy but gave the impression that things where getting better. He called out the ASA and the Nexus as the biggest problem, so he is aware and not happy about these problems. He did also give the impression that most products are shipping within a few days of standard lead time – but we shall see.

    I have also heard that there are internal forcasting issues as well. if a salesperson cannot forecast their sales correctly then orders tend to get delayed as well. That was not mentioned by John himself, but by an SE that I am friends with.

  • Aaron

    Great stuff week after week, guys! Please keep it up!

    Gig to the desktop: I have users demand Gig to their desktops because "we use high bandwidth applications." When I show them that their port utilization has peaked at 40Mbps over the last year and that instance was 8 months ago, they don't believe me. They also don't believe me when I tell them that their 32-bit Windows XP machine is incapable of actually pushing anywhere close to that speed.

    Cius: it's a new toy for sure. I could never use one to its full potential since we have Avaya phones (I know!), but I surely love the idea. We also don't have Cisco VPN solutions in place, so the whole mobile thing is out for me. I don't like the low-end rear-facing camera (VGA @ 640×480), either.

    CiscoLiveVirtual: This thing is a piece of trash. I found some things that I wanted to listen to, but the audio quality was horrible; it sounded like we were all in a long concrete hallway or in a padded room.

    20-year-olds: Does no one know that they can use their own personal cellphone to update their Facebook? People aren't that smart, I guess.

    • Ivan Pepelnjak

      20 years old? They expect it's their birthright that you solve their problems for them. Applies to Facebook @ the office as well – how could you even suggest they should use their PERSONAL cellphones to update their personal web site?

  • Alan Rose

    Another excellent show.

    I do agree with you guys on Cisco. Eyes off the ball big time.

    On the issue of corporate censorship, I have very libertarian views. Don’t you think that the only reason companies limit internet access or USB access is because we have the technological ability to do that? You are employed with a certain set of skills to perform some function. That is all the employer should be worried about. That is, results are the only that things that you should be judged by. If you job performance suffers because you are spending hours on Facebook, then your employer should be able to deal with that by measuring your performance. You could be reading a newspaper for hours on end. You could be staring into space. But we don’t have a technological way of limiting that. Companies should not use censorship through technology just because it is possible. Justify it.

    Speech over. I am far from being a 20-something, by the way. These comments don't mean that I don't do as I am told and enforce my companies policy. What a hypocrite I am! I do struggle with this though.

    Dan was very quiet this week. Is that editing?

  • Jack

    Re: the old voip video phones. I was told by my rep that the reason the webcam in the phone thing didn't take off was simple. Phone on the desk and the human's face is 2' above the desk. People didn't like the up-the-nose view that the called party had to look at.

  • Ashar Khalid

    "Cisco is selling FabricPath in a hardware-software bundle, called the FabricPath Switching System, that includes six Nexus 7000 chassis with 16 line cards each plus the FabricPath code. Pricing for this bundle was not available at press time, but presumably there is a volume discount".

    Does that mean we need to buy 6 Chassis to make Fabricpath work

    According to register,

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