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HP Simware – Comware OS Simulator

HP recently released “Simware”, a Comware network simulator that lets you create test networks of emulated Comware switches and routers. This can be used to create “virtual” networks, ideal for learning, feature validation, and change testing. It’s broadly similar to Dynamips. It’s not perfect, and it’s been a long time coming, but it’s a start. […]

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HP Wireless Future: Reading the Tea Leaves

Recently I posted some speculation about where HP is going with their Comware and ProCurve networking lines. But what about the wireless gear? Where’s that going? As before, I have no inside information on this, and I’m just speculating based upon public information: Do your own research and thinking before making major purchasing decisions. Colubris […]

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HP Comware vs ProCurve: Reading the Tea-Leaves

HP acquired 3Com in 2009. This added a large range of routing, switching and wireless networking to HP – but they already had existing ProCurve wired and wireless hardware. Clearly there’s overlap, so what’s the future of HP Networking? Where do they go with hardware and software? Here’s some speculation on my part. History: Two […]

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Service Timestamps – make your log timestamps readable

The default logging style for Cisco IOS-based devices is to insert the system uptime in the log entry. This makes it basically useless. Here’s some typical log output:

This is the offending part of the configuration:

If a switch has been up for a few hours, then it’s not too bad, as it […]

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Configuring Timezones on IOS, ProVision and Comware

Timezones can be complicated things – every country has its own set of rules around how to decide what time it currently is – and those rules change, frequently. Modern Operating Systems have systems in place for handling those changes. Give it a location, it will deal with the rest. Unfortunately, network devices don’t have […]

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