Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 29th December 2012 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them: Simulate Network Latency, Packet Loss, and Low Bandwidth on Mac OSX | Architects Zone – Tell all your developers to use this tip to perform latency and lossy [...]
Network Engineers have to manage a lot of information. Products, technologies, textbooks, study notes and research material as well as new protocols and features. Just simple tasks like keeping product manuals handy for 40 or 50 products is a real problem. How do you keep the information organised, referenced, accessible and useful ?
This three part screencast is about how I manage all the “inputs” so I don’t feel lost in information after many, many people asked.
A quick tip on setting the Text Tool in OmniGraffle to your favourite font. I have my preferred font when creating diagrams and you set effectively make it the default font. There are two ways that involve the way you choose the Text Tool. One ‘trick’ is to press click and hold on the Text Tool and [...]
I’m considering turning this regular blog post into a free subscription email service. Anyone think this is a good/bad idea ? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think ? Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 20th December 2012 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found [...]
When working in overlay & underlay networks, it’s a requirement to be able to differentiate between software VLANs in the overlay, and hard VLANs in the underlay.
I’ve got a lot of content in my DevonThink system. As you can see here, over 805 files in the Inbox of my gfDefaultInbox alone. Note: Click on the images for fulle I’ve been promising myself to spend some time looking into LISP, and I KNOW that I’ve been collecting content about LISP for [...]
The marketing push to analyse every part of your online and offline life marches on. Today I noticed that leaving comments on Cisco’s Blog requires a sign in to Facebook or Twitter. I use Disqus to ensure that comments are, loosely, easier to manage and you can choose to have priacy. However, this has been implemented [...]
Nicira is attempting to explain why they have chosen to use Open vSwitch Database protocol to configure network devices. By network devices, I mean virtual switches because I read this article as “we are making our own standars & API for configuring devices”. My question is why? There is a requirement to configure network device itself, [...]
Intel announces that their SDK for their premium merchant silicon FM6000 now supports VXLAN, EVB with VEPA and TRILL. This is faster than I expected to announce VXLAN and TRILL. In essence, these features are now vital for modern data centre switching. Assuming that vendors can rapidly integrate the SDK into their firmware OS, the [...]