Cisco Nexus 1000 has been a platform since it was launched, at least, that’s what I’ve always thought. Lately, Cisco has talked extensively about vPath 2.0 offering a multiservice data plane (great podcast with Cisco on vPath 2.0 at Packet Pushers) for service delivery on VMware hypervisors. And sometime NX1K will likely be on Openvswitch [...]
Spoke with a Cisco spokesperson regarding the ACE and what it’s future looks like. Here is the official statement:
Another sign that it’s time to stop buying service modules for Catalyst 6500. This is not the time for dedicated hardware appliances such as ACE or ASA Service Modules. Mulitcontext support for routing and VPN is not available on C6500 ASA Service Module. Multi-Context Enhancements Enhances the current ASA Multicontext capability to include support for [...]
The Cisco ASA must have new product managers in place. Haven’t seen the Cisco ASA software gets a dedicated place on Cisco’s web site before. Usually I have to go rattling around the product support pages to find out information about the latest release. For what’s it’s worth, Cisco ASA 9.0 has following major features [...]
From a Cisco Live presentation DCT-3860: Cisco is developing a new 40nm 10GBaseT PHY process to replace current 65nm silicon process in the next generation of Nexus 2200 FEXen. 10GBaseT – 40nm PHY IEEE 802.3.an standard Structured Copper Cabling with RJ45 connectors Supports 10Gbps throughput for up to 100 meters or 330 feet Leverages Category [...]
Attempting to use Cisco UCS Manager Emulator on Parallels for the Mac
In this blog post, Frank Brockners ( part of the Get Your Build On team) gives a detailed and interesting look into Cisco’s SDN strategy and, specifically, how Cisco see OnePK as fitting into the market. At the moment, the future of SDN in the market is unclear. There are obviously point solutions in the data centre as Nicira showed recently but in terms of the overall network market outside of that market SDN is very unclear. I review this article and attempt to summarise Cisco’s SDN position.
Cisco has been making some improvements to the Cisco NXOS CLI. Here is one that I especially like on the
When working on NX-OS it’s kind of annoying to attempt to use a feature that hasn’t been enabled and get an error message. Why not get an “not enabled” or “not licensed” error message ?
Vitaly left a comment on a blog post with a clever IOS CLI Regex tip. I though I would pick that apart as an exercise.