Network Zen – Standardisation and Failure

After meditating about the Standardisation Zen, the Student felt that something wasnít right. He meditated, he studied and thought carefully until he was sure.

ìMasterî he said, ìI think I understand the Zen of Standardisation. But I think it is flawedî

The student went on ìIf you have only one type of sock for every day of the week, and that sock attracts bugs to that ruin them, would not all your socks be unworthy for your feet. And then you would have no socks!î

The Master smiled most humbly. The Student was beginning to understand that the the way of Network Zen was not always the easiest path.

And he said ìBut then I would know that the problem was with the socks and not my shoesî.

And the Student was most humbly enlightened.

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Other Posts in A Series On The Same Topic

  1. Network ZEN: Do Not Tell Me About Yesterday, Tell Me About Tomorrow (9th June 2013)
  2. Network ZEN: The Same Problem can Seem Different (25th July 2011)
  3. Network ZEN - Frames or Packet (11th February 2011)
  4. Network Zen - The Flow may only be seen when it is not present. (7th February 2011)
  5. Network Zen - Standardisation and Failure (18th November 2010)
  6. Network Zen - Standardisation (17th November 2010)
  7. Network ZEN - Storage traffic isn't so Important (20th October 2010)
  8. Network ZEN: A Switch (20th April 2010)
  9. Network ZEN: OSPF or EIGRP (25th March 2010)
  10. Network ZEN: Management or Monitoring (20th January 2010)
  11. Network ZEN: Stackable or Chassis Switches (3rd August 2009)