automation, networking, worklife
NNMi and Operations Manager integration issues
Watch out if you have HP NNMi integrated with HP Operations Manager, and you’re upgrading to the latest Operations Agent. I have a customer using HP Network Node Manager 9.22,...
23 May 2013
Loop detection - without STP
If you have a strong Cisco background, then you immediately think of Spanning Tree Protocol when you think of Layer 2 loop protection. Or if you’re keeping abreast of the...
20 May 2013
HP2910al - fails to boot due to corrupt boot.ini
Recently I was upgrading an HP 2910al switch from 14.70 to 15.08.0012. I used IMC to load the new firmware, rebooted the device, waited…and nothing. Device went offline, and never...
18 May 2013
HP Master ASE: HP0-Y37
I have just passed the HP exam “HP0-Y37: Migrating and Troubleshooting Networks.” This means I I have now passed all required exams for “HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure 2011.”...
07 May 2013
VMware EVC Mode
Recently I’ve been doing more VMware work. It’s been a while, but it makes a nice change. At this site, we have 100+ hosts, and thousands of VMs. Recently we...
29 Apr 2013
IMC - test script for Cleanup_Parser
When developing IMC adapters, sometimes you have problems with parsing the output correctly. Adapters that use the CLI to retrieve a backup will have extra lines that creep in, such...
27 Apr 2013
IMC - Device Adapters for Mikrotik and Netscaler
I’ve written basic versions of Device Adapters for IMC, to allow configuration backup of Miktrotik RouterOS-based systems, and Citrix Netscaler-based systems. I’ve also posted a modified Juniper adapter, with a...
23 Apr 2013
Asking Questions on Forums the Right Way
I’ve spent a lot of time on technical and non-technical forums over the last 10+ years. I’ve written thousands of posts on places like CPUG, CPshared, Thorntree, Packetpushers, NetOps, HP...
20 Apr 2013
Website Survey Popups - Please Make it Stop
Years ago, I was working at a large bank. It was a large site, with a lot of employees, so there was a staff member working full-time in the mail...
15 Apr 2013
HP: Submit Proof of Certification
If you currently hold Cisco CCNA, CCNP or CCIE certification, you can use this as credit towards HP AIS, ASE and Master ASE certifications.
13 Apr 2013
You Are Being Watched
A few weeks ago, I commented on Twitter that I was thinking about migrating from one product to a newly released product. It’s the sort of thing you do all the...
11 Apr 2013
Apple's Mac App Store - Change Needed
When Apple launched the Mac App Store, I was quite interested in how it would work out. The App Store for iOS has been hugely successful, even if it is...
09 Apr 2013
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