Three Things I Learned at the OpenStack Summit – Day Two
Your love of OpenStack is not enough. You’ve had your “Aha moment.” You get the OpenStack value proposition. You’ve listened to other customers talk about their success with it. You can see the problems it’s going to solve for your organization. You are all in. But it’s not enough. Just know that. Even if you’re […]
Introducing the ACI Toolkit
Cisco, in its quest to embrace programmability, has created what is called the ACI Toolkit, which is basically a combination of an NX-OS like CLI and some custom python scripts....
Engineers Unplugged S6|Ep4: onePK
In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, we welcome for the first time (and not the last) guest host Janel Kratky (follow her @jlkratky)! She’s hosting Jason Pfeifer and Glue Network’s Gregg Wyant as they discuss onePK and how to apply it to the real world. You don’t want to miss this one, it ends […]
The Napkin Dialogues: Nexus Programmability, Part II
When last we left our hero, he (that is, me, or I) was getting a crash course in Nexus programmability and trying to understand what all of this stuff meant. I had plied Jim* with beer in order to get him to explain to me – using the available napkins in the bar – what […]
The Napkin Dialogues: Nexus Programmability, Part I
I know that I take a different approach to learning new things than most people. At least, I know my approach is different than the way people present them. The good news is that when I get something, I really get it. However, when looking at the juggernaut that is “Software-Defined X,” or even “programmability,” […]
#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep2: ACI and Traditional Networking
This is an amazing episode of Engineers Unplugged, where two technologists from the community, Hal Rottenberg (@halr9000) and Colin Lynch (@ucsguru) discuss how ACI disrupts traditional...
Programmability in Python: Confessions of a Networking Guy
I am not qualified to discuss it much, but can you guess what this does? ne = NetworkElement("172.16.66.1", "JasonsApp") conn = ne.connect("admin", "cisco", sc) intf1 = ne.get_interface_by_name("FastEthernet0/1") intf1.shut_down(1) sleep(5) intf1.shut_down(0) If you guessed that it logs into a switch at 172.16.66.1 and disables interface F0/1 for 5 seconds and re-enables it, then you guessed […]
Summary: Cisco is bringing together networking and programming
With the announcements on NX-OS APIs, Application Centric infrastructure APIs, python scripting support, SDN, open source projects OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and Puppet, I have opened an account at codecademy.com...
Cisco is bringing together networking and programming
Well Cisco has done it. I have worked in IT since 1995 and never learned programming. Sure, I can do a little HTML, and years ago, I learned just enough...