automation, networking, worklife
IPv4 Address Transfer Process
IPv4 exhaustion is a real issue for large parts of the world. IPv6 is the long-term solution, but it doesn’t solve today’s problems facing ISPs. Alternatives are needed - either...
26 Feb 2014
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...
24 Feb 2014
SolarWinds DPI - Looks Interesting
[UPDATE 26/6/14] This code is now available as a Release Candidate.
23 Feb 2014
CCIE Preparation: How Deep Do I Go?
This article is Part 6 in a 7-Part Series. Part 1 - CCIE Preparation: Commitment Part 2 - CCIE Preparation: Study Processes and Scheduling Part 3 - CCIE Preparation: Vendors...
22 Feb 2014
Meraki AP Trial
Cisco Meraki offers a free wireless AP to anyone who registers for a webinar about their products. I had given up on receiving my AP, but after a moan on...
19 Feb 2014
HP VSR Portal Redirection
When implementing HP IMC UAM, you may need to redirect users to the IMC webserver, for device registration & configuration, and obtaining user 802.1x certificates. One method of doing this...
17 Feb 2014
Network Automation - Stop Fighting It
Network Engineers should be embracing the idea of automating away the drudgery of running a network. They should be looking for ways to ensure the network can dynamically change its...
16 Feb 2014
War Stories: Switches Lying about Duplex Mismatches
This article is Part 2 in a 12-Part Series. Part 1 - War Stories: Loops that Permanently Broke the Network Part 2 - This Article Part 3 - War Stories:...
14 Feb 2014
Software Support - Are You Getting Value?
Companies pay a lot of money for software support. But do they always get value for it, and do vendors sometimes prolong the “supported” life of a product simply to...
11 Feb 2014
Can't Start HP IMC on Linux?
I was recently asked about how to start IMC on a Linux server. After the initial installation, the system had been restarted, and now IMC wasn’t running. How to start...
09 Feb 2014
HP Restricting Access to Server Firmware Updates
HP has announced that they will only provide firmware updates to customers with a valid warranty, Care Pack or support agreement. HP says:
09 Feb 2014
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...
07 Feb 2014
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