automation, networking, worklife
Certifications - Should I Renew Them?
Getting a certification isn't like a degree - it expires. Each renewal cycle, you need to decide if it's worth putting in the effort to renew it. My advice: Think...
24 Jun 2013
HP SIM 7.2 Upgrade - SNMP polling fails
Recently I upgraded an HP SIM system from 7.1 to 7.2 on Windows 2008 R2. After the upgrade, SNMP discovery and data collection failed for all systems - servers, switches,...
21 Jun 2013
HP Discover Thoughts
I attended HP Discover in Las Vegas this year as a blogger and speaker, courtesy of HP. HP Discover is HP’s main technology conference. It’s held once a year in Las...
19 Jun 2013
Public Speaking - Could Do Better
I spoke at HP Discover in Las Vegas this year, on IMC Customisation, with Chris Young, Aaron Paxson, and Rick Kauffman. Overall I felt it was OK, but we could...
17 Jun 2013
The Right People
In an age of instant world-wide communications, some might ask why we still need IT conferences. It turns out that no matter what people say, nothing beats being in the...
13 Jun 2013
HP ASE - Network Architect v1
I’ve just passed the HP0-Y45 exam, which means I have completed the requirements for “HP ASE - Network Architect v1.”
11 Jun 2013
NNMi Free Edition
HP has recently released a free version of HP NNMi. This gives you a perpetual license to run NNMi, with some limitations. It’s not completely crippled freeware, and may be...
07 Jun 2013
CCIE R&S v5 Rumours and Speculation
Update: We’re getting closer to an official announcement, and this post is attracting a lot of hits - you probably want to read my latest post, which contains more info....
05 Jun 2013
Review: Arse First Guide to Technical Blogging
Greg Ferro, of Etherealmind.com fame, has published a book on blogging: “The Arse First Method of Technical Blogging.” This covers his
03 Jun 2013
Top 10 tips for Network Management
Many network faults I see are quite preventable, or could have been fixed far sooner, if basic network ‘hygiene’ had been maintained. Major faults are often the result of multiple...
30 May 2013
I’ve posted a review of ScienceLogic EM7 up at Packet Pushers: Review: ScienceLogic - One Tool to Rule Them All.
27 May 2013
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
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