Lindsay Hill network control, visibility, management

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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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 find out: What is Loggly, how does it work, why/where would I use it, and what other options do I have?

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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 log management, and in part explain why products like Splunk exist.

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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 to immediately change jobs, with an accompanying large pay rise, right? No more drudgery for me, I’m a rock star now! Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work? Let’s look at what’s changed in the last 12 months for me:

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NMS Primer 7: Going Beyond

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

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NMS Primer 6: Ongoing Feeding

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

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NMS Primer 5: Implementation

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

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NMS Primer 4: Main NMS Players

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

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NMS Primer 3: Choosing an NMS

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

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