Lindsay Hill network control, visibility, management

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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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 reality, and add support for non-Cisco devices.

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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 released. Seems IMC number is matching Comware numbering?). While most workflows are identical, the look and feel is quite different. Here’s the highlights of the new features:

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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 most engineers should have at least a passing familiarity with it.

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