Logical boy in a logical world

There always has been to the idea of thinking in the logical headspace. Since the inception of Virtual Local Area Networks the wizards of the ether, Network Administrators, have had a notion of a logical and physical representation of the…

Cisco CCIE v5

As the news spreads the internet and as many people waited and speculated Cisco released the blueprint for the CCIE routing and switching version 5! This is one of the biggest steps forward in my opinion of the CCIE in…

Derick “Cloudtoad” Winkworth presented to us another gem from the vaults of Plexxi. Previously with Juniper Derick has presented on Development Operations (DevOps) and “How to navigate out of the broccoli forests of despair” which gained much traction within the…

MetaFabric by Juniper

Today Juniper Networks announced the MetaFabric. MetaFabric is the next step and evolution in data centre architectures. There has been a vast amount of chatter, noise and FUD recently when it comes to flow programmability and overlay networking. What Juniper…

With the 3850 brings a plethora of change. The evolution of IOS to IOS-XE, WLC features terminated in hardware, and advanced routing protocols on board set the scene for a massive access and distribution overhaul. Some big physical changes though…

I have covered a deal of topics across JUNOS but now it is time to look at switch traffic capturing. It is possible in IOS with some simple monitor commands and it is rather straight forward on JUNOS. Now, I…

In some situations with various technologies you require ultra fast fail-over. There are design considerations in which you may require a lower fail-over than 200 millisecond. Lets look at how you can improve this. This post looks at L2 switch…

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…

The previous post to this one in my Plexxi series discussed the platform in which Plexxi deliver their software solution. The hardware was rounded off and numbers fired off. The optical cable pass through and topologies were discussed. That was…

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…

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…

Quick one today and a memory refresh for myself. Routed L3 links between a SRX and an EX2200-C. I have currently two up links connected between the two. I want to advertise a L3 VLAN across to the SRX. I…

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…