The last couple of weeks I’ve spent some time dealing with a little adversary. The Cisco CCNP has been a want for a while and I started the quested and my pace did slow off. Well finally I made it…

Forward As I mentioned last  earlier, I have been asked about being apart of the Thwack Ambassador program and my first post went up. I am linking to it now for my readers who follow my blog and may not be aware of the…

Last thursday I attended my local VMUG. This was my first experience outside tacking on the end of a previous jaunt. The Melbourne VMware Users Group convenes on multiple occasions throughout the year. The aim of VMUG is two-fold. One…

Time to get into some access-list tips. I am going to make a management zone and want to control which protocols.First make the address book entry we will use to define our management hosts. set security zones security-zone trust address-book…

Forward As I mentioned last  earlier, I have been asked about being apart of the Thwack Ambassador program and my first post went up. I am linking to it now for my readers who follow my blog and may not be aware of the…

Forward As I mentioned last  earlier, I have been asked about being apart of the Thwack Ambassador program and my first post went up. I am linking to it now for my readers who follow my blog and may not be aware of…

  Ever need to make a firewall change or update a rule set but not had access to the device? An always on, cloud based software as a service solution has grown from the labs of OneConfig. Based on the premise of…

Forward As I mentioned last week that I was apart of the Thwack Ambassador program and my first post went up. I am linking to it now for my readers who follow my blog and may not be aware of the…

First world DC problems Cloud computing has thrust multi-tenant DC’s forward in their advancements. The elasticity required for rapid deployment has pushed the bounds of many fields including storage, virtualisation, server architectures, and orchestration. As our environments onboard different customers…

Solarwinds provide a plethora of network and server management tools. They are a household name for network and server administrators. Their portfolio of software stretch from application monitoring, virtual machine management, to the ever handy IP Address management platform. All…

For a while I pondered the benefits of a vSwitch and enjoyed the notion of a distributed vSwitch. These items were extremely flexible for virtual networking in VMware’s hypervisor switching construct. The ability to create VLANs, port groups, PVLANs, automated…

The Plexxi switch is an offering from Plexxi networks that forms a part of their overall SDN package. This device differs from traditional hardware solutions in ways that are quite unexpected. Built on merchant silicon, namely the Trident II chipset…

My previous post on my blog and over at packet pushers got some traction. It was in regards to DevOps and Junipers offering. It is clearly prevalent with emerging technologies such as SDN and open-flow, that scalability can be achieved through programming and automation. What…

Ever needed to deploy a device where multiple engineers are working in tandem. This could possibly be from different sites or someone peer reviewing configurations with you. I have. I have also not be able to access a phone or…

The buzzword in the industry of late is DevOps. It is one that I hope isn’t tarnished by the marketing machine where buzzwords go to die. DevOps is the shift in the paradigm of network and infrastructure management. Centralized infrastructure…

As many of you are well aware I own a Juniper Networks SRX110H-VA firewall. THis firewall has been the focus of many blogs up until now. I have covered off a myriad of subjects with many more to come in…

Back on the juniper posts today, I am going to jump into local user authentication. Juniper offer quite a few options on configuring user based access. I will start to explore these among many other topics this year. I am of the…