Lindsay Hill automation, networking, product management

CCIE Version 5 Update

UPDATE 4/12/13 - this is now official - see https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-22703. Once I’ve had a chance to digest the changes, I’ll post some thoughts.

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Openness Isn't Just About Code

When talking about “Open” in the context of technology, most people think about Open Source, Open APIs, Open documentation, etc. But there’s another facet too: being open about where your business is going, what it’s thinking about, and what it’s not going to do. Open Roadmaps, if you like. Some businesses are remarkably open, others won’t even tell you what’s happening next week.

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Product Selection: It's Not Always The Best Technology

Many engineers assume that product selection is as simple as finding the product with the best combination of features that still comes in under budget. Should be easy, right? Err…so why did the boss over-rule me again, and insist on buying another Check Point firewall? Turns out there’s more to purchasing than just finding the best product. Here’s a few of the non-technical items that factor into it.

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Building Strong Product Communities

Strong communities can make an enormous difference to the success or failure of a product or technology. Look at Linux, or VMware as good examples of a strong community. But why do they matter, and how can Product Managers encourage community formation?

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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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