Tagged: switch

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First Steps into OpenDaylight with Brocade

It’s not often that catch-up meetings with vendors lead to anything particularly exciting but a recent one I attended with Brocade was a little different. While Brocade have had Openflow support for a very...

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LLDP, Voice and Port Security on Comware 7

Getting a practical deployment of 802.1x on the wired network running Comware 7 is something that’s been on my radar for a while now. Until recently, we had a working (for our system) configuration...

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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...