Author: Marc Steele

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Grabbing Your iRules by the TesTcl

Ok, I’ll admit, it’s hard to pass an opportunity to joke about a name such as TesTcl. Much like it’s namesake, it’s a serious issue. My current employer makes use of F5 load balancers....

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Radio Station Mobile Apps – My Experience

It’s funny, I speak to developers and occasionally (jokingly!) get brushed off as an unknowing infrastructure support type. That’s despite writing code for over 20 years, a Computer Science degree that imprinted the “Gang...

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Polling Elasticsearch Queries through SNMP

We’ve got a technical problem that sounds simple to fix – what traffic levels are we seeing from a specific set of sources? This traffic passes through a firewall (Sonicwall) appliance and even as...

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VXLAN Puppet Module

If you’ve done any work with OpenStack or VMware NSX, you’ve likely come across VXLAN. It’s an encapsulation protocol that allows you to wrap layer 2 traffic in unicast UDP packets for traversal over...

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L3 MPLS VPN on Brocade Ironware

This might seem a bit of an odd post to be making. Not just because the MLXe router we’re using will probably be painted a very fetching shade of purple in future editions, but...