When it comes transferring large files or data sets ( say bigger than 10 Gigabytes), many people forget that the transfer time becomes significant. [Read more…]
When writing documentation I refer to network address translation as NAT. When a packet or flow undergoes the NAT process, is it Natted or NAT’d ?
I prefer to use NAT’d as this suits my thinking but I would lile to ask you what you would choose before I add it to the Network Dictionary.
Leave comment or go to the forum to discuss.
Why search by Publisher ?
I have a long term habit of reading only Cisco Press and O’Reilly books. I have become accustomed to the consistent layout and the authorial tone and I think that this helps me to absorb information faster (1). But it took me a while to work out how to list only Cisco Press books.
Now I can get a list of all the Cisco Press books, even those that are now out of print. I find this most useful when I looking for a book on new technology like CS-MARS or FWSM because they can be hard to search for (since dozens of publishers have books that mention these). By searching for the publisher first, then searching for a topic using the “Search Within Results” button means I can get to the book I want faster.
The trick is to put the word ‘publisher’ in front of the search. In the following screen capture you can see that I have entered publisher cisco press
The next step is to enter the topic you want to search for, reset the search type drop down box, and hit the ‘search within results” button. See the following graphic:
And now I have a list of 40 books that mention the FWSM module. Which is a much better result for working out which is the most recent or relevant to what I am looking for.
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(1) Whether true or not, as long as I think so, then that is good enough for me. I had a much more detailed post on how I read and learn Permananent and Ephemeral Knowledge and Exam Study and also On Reading and Learning From a Computer Screen
CEE – Cisco DCE is proprietary
“CEE is supported by 16 vendors committed to an open standard via the IEEE and IETF. It dismisses DCE (Data Center Ethernet) as a Cisco-trademarked term and expects it to be a proprietary implementation, not backwards-compatible either, meaning a fork-lift upgrade.
The CEE timetable is: 2010 – pre-standard CEE from start-ups; 2009 – standards completed and Brocade products introduced; 2010/11 – initial custmer trials and deployments”
Cisco recent Data Centre announcements all rely heavily on Data Centre Ethernet especially their FCoE strategy. If Cisco cannot bring the other vendors into agreement, then Fibrechannel over Ethernet is going to take a lot longer to happen, if ever.
Brocade Fibrechannel over Ethernet starting 2010
There will be FCOE concept validation in 2008/9, greenfield server-edge deployments starting in 2010, second generation FCOE products in 2011/12 and new FCOE storage perhaps appearing in 2012/13.
Holy cow, Cisco has been telling me that FCoE is here today, but Brocade doesn’t seem to think so.
I was actually starting to believe the Cisco marketing around FCoE, but if the storage market is not getting behind it then it is starting to look in doubtful. I have previously pointed out the FCoE won’t happen this year, or the next, but to see Cisco’s competitors
I have seen a number of articles about Infiniband and iSCSI – is this the storage marketplace moving against Cisco ?
Ah well, I am sure it will all come out in the wash.
Block and Files – Original Article – check out the PDF download
Arden Packeer was passing comments on his plaque…. but mine is much cooler…. [Read more…]