The Zen Master was meditating over his network, at oneness with the Flow. A student approached the master and asked “May I not stack the Cisco c3750 switches to create more connections to the Flow ?”
The Master looked carefully at the young apprentice and said “It is believed that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole and that combining many into one creates more Flow”. And the student nodded, because that was his thought.
The Master smiled and then said “But that which is many, always remains many and is never truly one”.
And the student was enlightened.
(With apologies to the The Tao of Programming)
Other Posts in A Series On The Same Topic
- Network Zen: You Cant Change The Fact But You Might Change The Perception (8th April 2015)
- Network Zen: All Feet Are Different (4th September 2013)
- Network ZEN: Do Not Tell Me About Yesterday, Tell Me About Tomorrow (9th June 2013)
- Network ZEN: The Same Problem can Seem Different (25th July 2011)
- Network ZEN - Frames or Packet (11th February 2011)
- Network Zen - The Flow may only be seen when it is not present. (7th February 2011)
- Network Zen - Standardisation and Failure (18th November 2010)
- Network Zen - Standardisation (17th November 2010)
- Network ZEN - Storage traffic isn't so Important (20th October 2010)
- Network ZEN: A Switch (20th April 2010)
- Network ZEN: OSPF or EIGRP (25th March 2010)
- Network ZEN: Management or Monitoring (20th January 2010)
- Network ZEN: Stackable or Chassis Switches (3rd August 2009)