Tagged: network

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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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Comware IRFs – A Few Lessons

Look in almost any organisation that’s been running for more than a few years and you’ll see legacy IT kit still keeping business critical services alive. There are places where IPX is still a...

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Network Switch APIs (and the Lack Thereof)

Since the dawn of time on managed network switches, we’ve had the CLI. Well, that’s a bit of a lie – menu driven interfaces were the go-to option for a number of years. But...

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TTL for Now

It’s always the little things that get you in technology. I’ve seen instances of stations taken off air by a simple fuse blowing. You also wouldn’t believe the level of embarrassment that can come...

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It’s Getting Meta in My Router

Virtualisation has really taken over the world of IT. In the day job, I don’t buy new servers, I ask for a VM to be provisioned on an existing VM cluster. Even in the...