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IMC Compliance - Testing Rules

This article is Part 7 in a 7-Part Series.

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Logging source-interface with VRFs

Some Cisco routers I work with use multiple VRFs. A specific VRF is used for management, and the loopback interface is in that VRF. All SNMP + SSH access is via that Loopback interface. This is the Right Way to do it, as it ensures that I can always access the same IP address, regardless of which WAN link is in use. All very good.

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IMC Compliance - Display Commands

This article is Part 6 in a 7-Part Series.

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IMC Compliance - Recovery Commands

This article is Part 5 in a 7-Part Series.

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IMC Compliance - Advanced Policies

This article is Part 4 in a 7-Part Series.

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IMC Compliance - Scheduling Tasks

This article is Part 3 in a 7-Part Series.

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IMC Compliance - Walkthrough

This article is Part 2 in a 7-Part Series.

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IMC Compliance - Overview

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HP VSR1000 - Getting Started

HP’s “VSR1000 Virtual Services Router” is now generally available. This was first announced at Interop Las Vegas in May, but it wasn’t until Interop NYC in September that it started shipping. This post will give a quick introduction to the VSR, and show how to get it up and running using VMware Fusion on Mac OS X.

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Why Screen Scraping Sucks

There’s a lot of over-blown talk these days about APIs. Everyone wants one, everyone’s promising one. You might ask: “What’s the difference between using an API to put a port in a specific VLAN, and just scripting the equivalent CLI commands?” Here’s a couple of examples I’ve come across recently which show why screen-scraping (i.e. CLI scripting) sucks.

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