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May 20, 2015

CLOUD

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 […]

October 30, 2014

DATA CENTER

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....

August 13, 2014

DATA CENTER

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 […]

July 9, 2014

DATA CENTER

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 […]

June 30, 2014

DATA CENTER

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,” […]

March 12, 2014

DATA CENTER

#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 […]

January 29, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

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...

January 16, 2014

DATA CENTER

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...