Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 18 Nov 10:
- EOL/EOS for the Cisco Security Manager 3.2† [Cisco Security Manager] – Cisco Systems –
Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Security Manager 3.2. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 17, 2011.
Cisco EOLs Version 3.2 of Security Manager very early. Is it just me or is Cisco EOL’ing products much sooner than before ?
- Secure Multi-Tenancy † [Data Center Designs: Cloud Computing] – Cisco Systems –
The Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy architecture supports enterprise applications from server to the desktop or virtual desktop. The architecture scales up and down as needed. It also meets the performance, availability, automation, and security service-level requirements of individual applications required to deliver IT as a service (ITaaS).
CVDs are worth reading just to comprehend the design thinking that went into their production. You can gather so many ideas and design elements from. This one is particularly interesting for the use of vShield….
- Brocade First To Market With Native End-to-End FCoE – Network Computing – Notable for the vendor pissing contest in the comments over who does what. Peurile idiots at work.Just like FibreChannel, pointlessly complicated.
- Is Your Router Login Banner Inviting Attackers In? –
the router login banner began with the word “WELCOME”. From a legal point of view this was deemed that because the login banner said Welcome the boys were invited in.
Yep, had legal advice about this before. Weird but the law isn’t about common sense.
- Cisco IOS Hints and Tricks: Does FCoE need QCN (802.1Qau)? –
One of the recurring religious FCoE-related debates of the last months is undoubtedly ìdo you need QCN to run FCoEî with Cisco adamantly claiming you donít (hint: Nexus doesnít support it) and HP claiming you do (hint: their switch software lacks FC stack) … and then thereís this recent announcement from Brocade (more about it in a future post). As is usually the case, Cisco and HP are both right … depending on how you design your multi-hop FCoE network.
The DCB standard of PFC and QCN are baffling at many levels as the intentions of the technology aren’t clear.