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My Top 5 Networking Pet Peeves

…list also.  Buy the best and know it inside and out. Well looks like TechWiseTV is going back to Barcelona for VMWorld. Now where did I put that helmet?? Jimmy Ray Purser Trivia File Transfer Protocol The name; “Fido” is linked to dogs because of their loyalty.    Fido comes from the Latin root word “fidus” meaning loyalty. …

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#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep4: Unified Roles vs Tools in an FCOE or Unified Fabric World (Part 2)

…y (or as close to it as we can manage) Subscribe to the podcast here: engineersunplugged.com Follow the #engineersunplugged conversation on Twitter Submit ideas for episodes or volunteer to appear by Tweeting to @CommsNinja Practice drawing unicorns What’s your opinion? Join the conversation on Twitter by following @CiscoDC. Slots are almost gone for Engineers Unplugged Season 4 Taping at #VMworld! Contact me @CommsNinja to claim yours….

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‘Tis the Season for Events, Trade Shows & Cisco UCS Servers

…s and the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). One of the most compelling conversations I have ever had was at VMworld.  A visitor to the Cisco booth (from a major mid-west university) came by to praise UCS and to ask some technical questions.  The most important question for him was the need to verify the correct NIC failover settings for his VMware environment.  { Cisco UCS Manager lets you programmatically specify how failover is handled, ei…

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Cisco Management to Make Your Data Center More Efficient

…IAC enabling provisioning and management of Amazon EC2, OpenStack or VMware vCloud Director instances. While at VMworld Partner Exchange, the following video was recorded that explains Cisco Cloupia and IAC positioning further.   Check it out. Part of the confusion results from seemingly overlapping capabilities—but think about this analogy. You can do some basic drawing work in Microsoft Word, but you wouldn’t use it as a design tool, and you…

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Pushing the Presentation Envelope

…man when we wants to learn or do something. We had been invited to participate in this vendor competition at VMworld.  The idea was that we would be given a slot to make a pitch and so would Dell, HP, NetApp and EMC. This would be during Steve Herrod’s keynote and the audience would then vote on their favorite.  Our thought was that we should of course be as irreverent as we usually are and while still respecting Cisco, do something that…

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