Blog Entries

Cisco Live Melbourne 2017 – Day 1

We all want to be better at what we do. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t. In the IT industry, we go to vendor events, where we get to broaden our horizons, and network woth potential colleagues.
I was one fortunate man in a crowd of many who just attended day 1 of Cisco Live in Melbourne.

Firepower Threat Defence 6.2

Today, FTD 6.2 was released. In this blog post, I’d like to summarise the new and improved features in this version. I may get into deployments and upgrades in a future post if there’s interest.

how Twinax Cables Ruined My Day

The day actually started out pretty well. The weather was nice, I’d had my morning coffees, and I was expecting some new firewalls to arrive. I was especially excited about this point.
You see, I had spent the last few weeks working on a new network design. I had the hardware picked out. The topology was looking good. I even had my cable maps drawn up. Everything was going well.

40G in the DC (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love BiDi)

Have you ever felt dismay that your 10G network is reaching capacity? Or perhaps you’ve felt the dread of uncertainty that your design does not provide enough bandwidth?

What is a FOBOT?

Today, a data centre account manager asked which rack we wanted our FOBOT installed into. I’m just a humble network guy, and in my ignorance, I had to admit that I didn’t know what he was talking about. I’ve done some Googling, and dear reader, I hope to save you some time some day.