Lindsay Hill network control, visibility, management

HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure

What is the “HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure” certification?

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IMC - Backups not working via Telnet?

Recently I was involved in a discussion on HP’s IMC Forum, where MohammadH needed help with IMC. One of the problems he had was switch backups not working properly. It can be a bit of a chore tracking down the source of the problem, but the best place to start is usually <IMC install dir>\server\conf\log\imccfgbakdm.<current_date>.log.

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HP Learner ID

For HP exams, you need a “Learner ID.” Apparently your HP Passport account is not enough, and they like to maintain separate databases. Just to confuse things. You will need a Learner ID to get access to the HP Learning Center (where there is some free content), and to schedule exams.

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CCIE: Success!

This is from my post on northlandboy.com, shortly after passing the CCIE R&S lab on my second attempt:

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CCIE Study: Narbik Bootcamp

From an earlier post on northlandboy.com, this was my review of the boot camp I attended as part of my CCIE study.

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CCIE - First Lab Attempt Experience

This is from a post on northlandboy.com, shortly after my failed first CCIE lab attempt:

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Squid with Dynamic SSL Cert and Kerberos Authentication

If you implement a proxy server for security reasons, you must implement SSL Intercept, or anyone can waltz on past your anti-virus, filtering, and content restrictions. For a previous employer, I needed to configure squid to support SSL Intercept. At the time, it was not well documented, and had a few issues. Hopefully this helps someone out.

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HP IMC 5.1 Review

I wrote a review of HP’s Intelligent Management Center (IMC), at Packetpushers.net. I like the product, but it was not all glowing:

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ITIL 2011 Foundation Certification

I recently passed the ITIL 2011 Foundation Certification. After all the stress and time-suckage that was CCIE study, this was remarkably pain-free. Ridiculously easy really - most of the study done over a long weekend, and I didn’t even need to leave the house to sit the exam! Read on for more…

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Technical Writing Home

Some of you may know me from my writings at northlandboyandhisgirl.com. That site works well for my travel writing, but right now I want to do a lot more technical writing. To make things easier for my readers, I’ve decided to split the content up. From now on, technical content will appear here, while non-technical content will remain at northlandboyandhisgirl.com.

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