Tag: Cisco

Oct 01

VMware ends support for 3rd Party Virtual Switches

This post on reddit appears to intimate that VMware is closing its API for virtual switches to all parties, including its long-standing networking partner Cisco. When I first read the post, I thought the move was a retrograde step by VMware and another veiled dig at its ecosystem. The post links to an official blog post …

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Sep 14

All Your SDN Are Belong to Us

One of the frustrations of SDN has always been the fact that if you ask six different people for a definition of SDN, you’ll get ten different answers, at least. This stems in part from the usual IT buzzword symptoms. When a system is used for competitive advantage, each company wants to define its own brand of …

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Dec 17

Docker: Where Does It Leave the Network Admin?

t’s the end of the year, and a good time for thinking back. I’m thinking back to a dark past long ago, when physical servers ran server operating systems, and ran applications—when those servers plugged into a switch, and each endpoint was a single server. The network team could see every device, endpoint, or switch, …

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May 29

Cisco ACI: Is It Wham! or Sam Cooke?

An odd little title, I think you will agree, but consider this: Wham! had a hit with “Freedom” and Sam Cooke sang “Chain Gang,” and I think you can now see my thought process. This post is going to investigate not the technical capabilities of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), but rather what its market …

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Jul 10

CCNA – 6- Impact of VoIP

Introduction Continuing my series as I work through the CCNA syllabus. The introduction to the series can be found here. I will be pretty much following the CCNA Composite Exam Blueprint point for point. One post per bullet point. I’m using Version 11 (640-802).

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May 16

CCNA – 4 – Applications

Introduction Continuing my series as I work through the CCNA syllabus. The introduction to the series can be found here. I will be pretty much following the CCNA Composite Exam Blueprint point for point. One post per bullet point. I’m using Version 11 (640-802).

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Apr 30

CCNA – 3 – Models

Introduction Continuing my series as I work through the CCNA syllabus. The introduction to the series can be found here. I will be pretty much following the CCNA Composite Exam Blueprint point for point. One post per bullet point. I’m using Version 11 (640-802).

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Apr 10

CCNA – 1 – Purpose and function

Introduction This is the first post in a series as I work through the CCNA syllabus. The introduction to the series can be found here. I will be pretty much following the CCNA Composite Exam Blueprint point for point. One post per bullet point. I’m using Version 11 (640-802).

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