I have written before about Linux being the fantastic foundation for the Network Operating System across platforms and network devices. Cumulus has released a Virtual Community Edition of their software. Cumulus VX allows network administrators, operators, and anyone with a…

Resetting Mail.app layout I may be seen as a Masochist but I use Appleā€™s Mail client for my email. It works more often than not and I have been rather happy with it. Recently I noticed there was something amiss…

Today VMware launches ALL the things. We have new versions of most of our major products. Get them here – get them in the lab and get them running! ESXi 6.0 vCenter Server 6.0 vSphere Data Protection 6.0 vSphere Replication…

Cisco VIRL Cisco VIRL has been officially release. Cisco VIRL is Ciso’s network topology platform that allows the study, testing, simulation and validation of enterprise and service provider topologies in a lab environment. Built on KVM using OpenStack, this platform…

Over on the community portal there has be a 4.2 release of the NSX-mh design guide. It gives administrators of NSX-mh an understanding into the design and configuration considerations around the latest version. It includes recommendations about virtual service nodes,…

I have been working with the RESTful API within NSX for vSphere a bit lately. I have been standing a few environments up with a python script that makes sequential API requests to the NSX manager. This has been pretty…

I have spoken quite a bit about VMware NSX over the last couple of weeks. There were still quite a few unknowns amongst the twitterati and the community at large around designs. Today this has been solved with the release…

This post is intended to explain the breakdown of the types if posts and content you will see on my blog. Sparks – posts that are intended to give a small account, thought or commentary surrounding a technology, an event…