Resilience measures with HP IRF: ISSU, GR and MAD (Part I)

In an effort to come down to earth and cover a topic which can be useful for the majority of now-a-days Enterprises that have HP gear, I will cover resilience features one can/should use in a HP Networking environment along with IRF. Though I don’t argue that this is a Best Practice for all cases, … More Resilience measures with HP IRF: ISSU, GR and MAD (Part I)

Comment Relative To former post “HP MSM Controllers Initial Setup Considerations”

This post is an answer to a comment relative to this former post “HP MSM Controllers Initial Setup Considerations“. (I wanted to add some drawings to the answer to make it clearer, so ended up using another post.) Thank you for your comment. Please let me know if I understood your comment well, or got it all … More Comment Relative To former post “HP MSM Controllers Initial Setup Considerations”

VMware NSX

Its VMworld show time, which means awesome stuff being announced. VMware’s Overlay Network and SDN Sagas are clearly just starting, and so VMware announced today its Network Virtualization Solution: NSX. I haven’t been able to grasp any VMware own technical material yet, however from what I could until so far understand we are talking about … More VMware NSX

SPB VS VXLAN

I found this Packet-Pusher’s Podcast from last week about Avaya’s Software Defined Datacenter & Fabric Connect with Paul Unbehagen really interesting. He points out some of the differences in VMware’s Overlay Network VXLAN approach against Physical Routing Switches Overlay Network’s SPB approach (which naturally Avaya is using). Some of these were different encapsulation methods – where with … More SPB VS VXLAN

Overlay Virtual Networks – VXLAN

Overlay Virtual Networks (OVN) are increasingly gaining a lot of attention, whether from Virtual Networking providers, as for Physical Networking providers. Here are my notes on a specific VMware Solution: Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN). Motivation This would never be an issue if not large/huge datacenters didn’t come into place. We’re talking about some big-ass companies … More Overlay Virtual Networks – VXLAN

SDN Playground – getting started with OpenFlow

Most every big Networking company has announced something related to SDN. Whether simple marketing to concrete legit solutions, its a question of time until the market is filled with SDN-related products. It is thus essential to start getting familiar with it, and you know damn well there’s nothing like getting your hands dirty. So here … More SDN Playground – getting started with OpenFlow