Cisco Prime Lack of Multivendor Support: Who Loses?

Recently I’ve been thinking about Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and Cisco’s continued resistance to supporting non-Cisco equipment. I’ve been wondering if this is good for Cisco, and if they should face...

HP IMC 7.0 New Features Roundup

HP has released Version 7.0 of Intelligent Management Center. This is a significant upgrade from 5.2, and greatly modernises the interface. (In case you’re wondering, version 6 was never publicly...

Splunk Overview

This is a quick overview of Splunk - what it is, how it works, what makes it good, and how you might use it. I like Splunk, and I think...

Loggly - Responsive Log Management

Cisco recently announced they have invested $10M into Loggly, a Cloud-based log management service. I had vaguely heard of Loggly before, but never properly investigated it. Let’s dive in and...

Log Management - Overview

What is Log Management, and why should I care? Can’t I just grep through logs when I need to? Isn’t syslog on its own enough? This post will give an overview of...

CCIE: One Year On

Today marks one year since I passed CCIE Routing and Switching, and was branded number 36708. This is supposed to be a huge achievement, bringing fame and fortune, right? You’re supposed...

NMS Primer 7: Going Beyond

This article is Part 7 in a 7-Part Series. Part 1 - NMS Primer 1: What is an NMS? Part 2 - NMS Primer 2: How Do They Work? Part...

NMS Primer 6: Ongoing Feeding

This article is Part 6 in a 7-Part Series. Part 1 - NMS Primer 1: What is an NMS? Part 2 - NMS Primer 2: How Do They Work? Part...

NMS Primer 5: Implementation

This article is Part 5 in a 7-Part Series. Part 1 - NMS Primer 1: What is an NMS? Part 2 - NMS Primer 2: How Do They Work? Part...

NMS Primer 4: Main NMS Players

This article is Part 4 in a 7-Part Series. Part 1 - NMS Primer 1: What is an NMS? Part 2 - NMS Primer 2: How Do They Work? Part...

NMS Primer 3: Choosing an NMS

This article is Part 3 in a 7-Part Series. Part 1 - NMS Primer 1: What is an NMS? Part 2 - NMS Primer 2: How Do They Work? Part...

NMS Primer 2: How Do They Work?

This article is Part 2 in a 7-Part Series. Part 1 - NMS Primer 1: What is an NMS? Part 2 - This Article Part 3 - NMS Primer 3:...