The Network Master was at one with the flow when the Student approached.
The Student asked “Master, why do you have the same router with the same configuration everywhere ?”
The Master was disappointed, but not surprised. He paused to collect his thoughts and consider the matter fully.
He said “When you lose a sock, what happens to the other sock ?”
The Student looked baffled. He stopped to think and eventually said “Why, Master, the sock is of no use”.
The Master said “And if I had ten pairs of identical socks, and lost one sock, what would then happen ?”
And the Student was enlightened.
Other posts in the series
- Network ZEN: Do Not Tell Me About Yesterday, Tell Me About Tomorrow
- Network ZEN: The Same Problem can Seem Different
- Network ZEN - Frames or Packet
- Network Zen - The Flow may only be seen when it is not present.
- Network Zen - Standardisation and Failure
- Network Zen - Standardisation
- Network ZEN - Storage traffic isn't so Important
- Network ZEN: A Switch
- Network ZEN: OSPF or EIGRP
- Network ZEN: Management or Monitoring
- Network ZEN: Stackable or Chassis Switches