automation, networking, worklife
War Stories: Always Check Your Inputs
The extremely irregular War Stories series returns, with an anecdote from 15 years ago, investigating a problem with a web app that only seemed to crash when one particular person...
04 Jun 2017
SREcon, DevOpsDays and Seattle vs Sillicon Valley
I am the Product Manager for StackStorm. This gives me the opportunity to attend several industry events. This year I attended SREcon in San Francisco, and devopsdays Seattle. I found...
29 May 2017
Savvius Insight and the use of Elastic
Last week Savvius announced upgraded versions of its Insight network visibility appliances. These have the usual performance and capacity increases you’d expect, and fill a nice gap in the market....
22 May 2017
IPv6 Trends, SixXS Sunset and Project Planning
Native IPv6 availability continues to increase, leading to the sunset of SixXS services. But it looks like we don’t like starting any major IPv6 rollouts around Christmas/New Years, but instead...
21 May 2017
Website Migration Complete
I have completed migrating my website to GitHub Pages. URLs and RSS feed location should remain the same.
14 May 2017
CCIE Renewed Again - Exam 400-101 v5.1
It came around again: CCIE renewal. Last time I renewed, I wasn’t sure if I should do it again. But I gave in, passed the CCIE R&S Written Exam, and...
03 May 2017
Using proper formatting can make it much easier to read code and log samples. Yet so many people don’t bother putting proper formatting around blocks of text. Take some time...
04 Apr 2017
News at Last: It's Extreme
We have news at last: Extreme Networks is acquiring Brocade’s Data Center Networking business. This includes the SLX, VDX and MLXe routing and switching product lines, Network Visibility and Analytics...
01 Apr 2017
No Dress Code? AHAHAHAHAHA
Dress codes are funny things. Everyone in Silicon Valley likes to make out they are super-relaxed, and you can wear whatever you like. “We don’t have a dress code.” But...
21 Mar 2017
Brocade Update: No Update
This blog has been quiet since my last post in November 2016, covering the announcement that Broadcom is acquiring Brocade, and selling off my part of the business. That was...
19 Mar 2017
The news is public: Broadcom is acquiring Brocade, my employer. Official announcement here, and some (unofficial) commentary here. What’s happening, and what does it mean for me? There’s limits to...
12 Nov 2016
VRF-Aware SNMP on Brocade VDX
SNMP was not designed with VRFs in mind. Querying the routing table via SNMP did not take into account the idea of having multiple routing tables. But clearly it’s something...
28 Oct 2016
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