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Cisco

Juniper

  • Juniper QFX5700 chassis switch announced. [Packet Pushers]

  • Juniper EX4300 virtual chassis switch replacement. [Michael McNamara]

  • IPv6 configuration on Juniper. [ipCisco]

  • Dissecting iBGP and eBGP JUNOS configuration. [ipSpace]

  • Using 4-byte BGP ASN with EVPN on Junos. [ipSpace]

  • Routing tables of Juniper. [ipCisco]

    • RIP configuration on Juniper. [ipCisco]

    • OSPFv2 single area configuration on Juniper. [ipCisco]

    • IS-IS configuration on Juniper. [ipCisco]

    • Basic BGP configuration on Juniper. [ipCisco]

    • Next-hop self on Juniper. [ipCisco]

    • Routing policy configuration on Juniper. [ipCisco]

    • Static routing on Juniper routers. [ipCisco]

  • Considering the future of Juniper's Contrail and OpenContrail/Tungsten. [Packet Pushers]

  • Juniper expands portfolio - makes enterprises multicloud-ready. [Juniper, Forum] [PacketPushers] [The Register]

  • Does Juniper need to be purchased? [Networking Nerd]

  • Juniper EX4300 series configuration template. [Michael McNamara]

  • Campus networking with Juniper. [Michael McNamara]

  • How JUNOS is transforming for Cloud Builders. [Juniper]

  • JUNOS: useful show commands to capture data for verification and troubleshooting. [Packet Pushers: part 1, part 2]

  • Design and Architecture Center. [Juniper]

  • Junos export policy. [IPEngineer]

  • Quick peek: Juniper vMX router. [ipSpace]

  • Juniper EX private VLANs. [MellowD]

  • Juniper EX virtual chassis notes. [MellowD]

  • A holistic approach to DDoS mitigation and DNS availability. [Juniper] [Juniper]

  • How JUNOS is transforming for Cloud Builders. [Juniper]

  • Juniper launches controller for SDN. [DC Knowledge]

  • JUNOS FreeBSD version? [StackExchange]

  • Juniper announces availability of data center DDoS protection. [Juniper]

  • Juniper unveils world's most programmable core switch. [Juniper] [DC Knowledge]

  • The next chapter in the converged supercore. [Juniper]

    • What's so big in a small Supercore? [Juniper]

  • Juniper MX Routers -- all you ever wanted to know. [ipSpace]

  • Juniper Networks introduces its vision and strategy for SDN. [Juniper] [DC Knowledge]

    • Decoding SDN. [Juniper]

    • Value creation with SDN. [Juniper]

    • SDN -- unleashing the full power of the network. [Juniper]

  • My brief path to Juniper certification. [Juniper: part 1, part 2, part 3]

  • Juniper as a second language. [Juniper]

  • Juniper launches powerful edge services router. [DC Knowledge] [Juniper]

  • QFabric behind the curtain: I was spot-on. [ipSpace]

  • So VMware nabs Nicira for a cool bil... [Juniper]

  • Juniper disappointed by skittish service providers. [The Register]

  • LINX selects Juniper PTX for network supercore. [Juniper]

  • Is "big data" intelligence the next big thing in security? [Juniper]

  • Juniper's vision for SDN enables network innovation. [Juniper]

  • How the QFabric system enables a high-performance, scalable big data infrastructure. [Juniper]

    • Juniper updates QFabric for mid-sized data centers. [DC Knowledge]

    • The fastest data center in the west world. [Juniper]

  • QFabric Lite. [ipSpace]

  • Juniper gets up the hill like the little engine that could. [WSJ ATD]

  • Improving network economics with a converged supercore in a multi-vendor environment. [Juniper]

  • Mobile Security Report 2011 -- unprecedented mobile threat growth. [Juniper]

    • PDF attached below: Juniper-2011-Mobile-Threats-Report.pdf

  • Tech notes: Juniper QFabric -- a perspective on scaling up. [EtherealMind]

  • DLP, an essential piece in network security. [Juniper]

  • Does multi-factor authentication security make you feel secure? [Juniper]

  • Junos day one:

  • MPLS behind the scenes. [ipSpace]

  • IS-IS for dummies. [ipSpace]

  • JUNOS interfaces and protocols: now I get it. [ipSpace]

  • The silver bullet for security... [Juniper]

  • Junos vs IOS: MPLS and LDP. [ipSpace]

    • Junos vs IOS: explicit vs implicit. [ipSpace]

  • Junosphere: the first impressions. [IOS Hints]

  • Junos day one: translating configurations the geeky way. [IOS Hints]

  • Network Access Control -- the sum of its parts. [Juniper]

  • Concepts in IDP signature writing: why are there so many HTTP URL contexts and what do they do? [Juniper]

  • Move over cloud -- fabric is the new buzz word. [Juniper]

  • For Juniper, OpenFlow is an important step on the path to network programmability. [Juniper] [Juniper]

  • Where did all the bandwidth go? [Juniper]

  • Juniper wins LINX next-gen network contract. [Juniper]

  • Is QFabric proprietary? [Juniper]

  • Juniper Networks unveils Junosphere Lab. [Juniper] [Juniper]

  • Download all Juniper Junos documentation -- nice feature. [EtherealMind] [Juniper]

  • Why I switched network vendors after 12 years from Cisco to Juniper Networks. [Juniper]

  • Considering a migration from ScreenOS to Junos? Time to restate your assumptions. [Juniper]

    • ScreenOS vs Junos -- what you need to know before migrating products. [Juniper]

  • QFabric. [IOS Hints: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4]

  • Speculation: this is how I would use QFabric. [IOS Hints]

  • Juniper QFabric -- action photos. [EtherealMind]

  • Cloud and virtualisation security predictions for 2011. [Juniper] [Security Week]

  • When is a fabric not a fabric? [Juniper]

  • Taking the network out of the network. [Juniper]

  • Bubbles, shadows and the tyranny of trees. [Juniper]

  • A security scan we can all agree on: vGW VM introspection offers an upside to pat-downs. [Juniper]

VMware

  • PowerNSX in VMware hands on labs. [Network Inferno]

  • VMware NSX is something awesome. [Router Jockey]

  • FQDN based IP Sets in DFW rules. [Network Inferno]

  • Choosing between VMware NSX and Cisco ACI. [ipSpace]

  • vSphere user? You need to care about VMware's telco plans for a bit. [The Register]

  • VMware NSX 6.3 promises easy microsegmentation for DC networks. [DC Knowledge] [Network Inferno]

  • Cisco ACI and VMware NSX: better together. [Network Computing]

  • The end of the hypervisor. [Russ White] [CloudScaling]

  • Did VMware vSphere 6.0 remove the Layer 2 adjacency requirement for vMotion? No. [DC Overlords]

  • Ingress optimisation with NSX for vSphere. [Network Inferno]

  • NSX 6.2 Traceflow. [Network Inferno]

  • NSX for vSphere: VXLAN Control Plane modes explained. [Telecom Occasionally]

  • NSX Edge vs vShield Edge:

  • Are your ESXi uplinks saturated? [ipSpace] [Virtual Red Dot]

  • VMware NSX links. [VCDX133]

  • Going over the edge with your VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus. [Brad Hedlund]

  • VMware NSX articles:

  • VXLAN on VMware NSX: VTEP, proxy, Unicast/Multicast/Hybrid mode. [Route Reflector]

  • Unreliable multicast means unreliable VMware VSAN. [EtherealMind]

  • A tale of two perspectives: IT operations with NSX. [Brad Hedlund]

  • On using Cisco ACI and VMware NSX in the same network. [EtherealMind]

  • On choosing VMware NSX or Cisco ACI. [Brad Hedlund]

  • Demo: end to end, hop by hop, physical and virtual network flow visibility with NSX. [Brad Hedlund]

  • VMware standard and distributed switch (vSwitch and dvSwitch). [Route Reflector]

  • Hot migrating from vSwitch/dvSwitch to LACP. [Route Reflector]

  • Load balancing on VMware Virtual Standard (vSwitch). [Route Reflector]

  • A webinar about VMWare's PowerCLI. [The Register]

  • VMware NSX documentation and resources. [ipSpace]

  • VMware's Casado: network virtualisation done the right way. [Network Computing]

  • Video: VMware NSX architecture. [ipSpace]

  • New design guide: VMware NSX with Cisco UCS and Nexus 7000. [Brad Hedlund]

    • PDF attached below: VMware NSX with Cisco UCS and Nexus 7000 Poster.pdf

    • PDF attached below: VMware NSX with Cisco UCS and Nexus 7000 Design Guide.pdf

  • VMware virtual network: stuck between the past and the future. [ipSpace]

  • vSphere does not need LAG band aids -- the network does. [ipSpace]

  • Learning NVP/NSX. [Scott Lowe]

    • Part 1: High-level architecture.

    • Part 2: NVP controllers.

    • Part 3: NVP manager.

    • Part 4: Adding hypervisors to NVP.

    • Part 5: Creating a logical network.

    • Part 6: Adding an NVP gateway.

    • Part 7: Handling the NVP to NSX transition.

    • Part 8: An update on the NVP to NSX transition.

    • Part 9: Adding a gateway service.

    • Part 10: Adding a service node.

    • Part 11: Reviewing OpenStack integration basics.

    • Part 12: Integrating VMware NSX with OpenStack.

    • Part 13: Revisiting logical networking.

    • Part 14: Using logical routing.

    • Part 15: NSX gateways, gateway services, and logical routers.

    • Part 16: Routing to multiple external VLANs.

    • Part 17: Adding external L2 connectivity.

    • Part 18: Routing without NAT.

  • Layer-3 forwarding with VMware NSX edge services router. [ipSpace]

  • VMware NSX: the need for overlay virtual networks. [ipSpace]

  • VMware NSX: game changer for data center networks. [Network Computing]

  • VMware re-virtualizes networks and storage to keep pace with the cloud. [Ars Technica]

  • Routing protocols on NSX edge services router. [ipSpace]

  • Widespread adoption of VMware NSX network virtualisation. [DC Knowledge]

  • VMware launches vCloud hybrid cloud. [DC Knowledge]

    • Snowden is great news for hybrid cloud, says VMware. [The Register]

  • VMware NSX plants flag for network virtualisation. [Network Computing]

  • VMware drives software-defined data center vision forward. [DC Knowledge]

  • VMware is starting to make some of its partners nervous. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • Don't count Cisco out. [PacketU]

  • Uncollected thoughts on VMware NSX. [EtherealMind]

  • VMware NSX: boom or bust for security vendors? [Network Computing]

  • VMware NSX caution signs. [Network Computing]

  • Response: three bits of advice from discussing the impact of VMware's NSX at VMworld. [EtherealMind]

  • VMware's NSX end game. [Network Computing]

  • Inside VMware NSX. [Network Computing]

  • In defense of VMware NSX and the overlay approach. [Network Computing]

  • VMware NSX: defining the problem. [ipSpace]

  • Backing up your VMware environment? Don't lose control. [The Register]

  • VMware has to step up on NFS. [Network Computing]

  • Learning NVP:

  • VMware NSX gateway questions. [ipSpace]

  • Distributed virtual and physical routing in VMware NSX for vSphere. [Brad Hedlund]

  • Layer-2 and layer-3 switching in VMware NSX. [ipSpace]

  • VMware NSX architecture videos published. [ipSpace]

  • Seven reasons VMware NSX, Cisco UCS and Nexus are orders of magnitude more awesome together. [Brad Hedlund]

  • Layer-2 gateways in VMware NSX. [ipSpace]

  • Cloud networking is not virtual networking -- presentation at London VMware Users Group 20130425. [EtherealMind]

  • Basic introduction to network virtualisation, Nicira, and VMware. [Brad Hedlund]

  • VMware realises it doesn't rule the cloud -- boosts support for Amazon. [Ars Technica]

  • VMware touts data center that runs itself. [The Register]

  • VMware unveils tools for software-defined data center. [DC Knowledge]

  • VMware will join OpenStack. [GigaOM] [Wired] [The Register]

  • VMware desktop virtual refresh lets you run Windows 8 everywhere. [The Register] [Ars Technica]

Nicira

  • So VMware nabs Nicira for a cool bil... [Juniper]

  • Musing: private cloud is next -- VMware and Nicira is about that. [EtherealMind]

  • VMware buys Nicira for $1.05 billion. [ZDNet] [Bloomberg] [Wired] [Fox] [CNN] [DC Knowledge] [The Register]

    • How VMware embraced its open source nemesis. [Wired]

    • VMware buys Nicira: a hypervisor vendor woke up. [ipSpace]

  • Is Nicira's network virtualisation a game-changer? [Wired]

  • Embrace the change... resistance is futile. [ipSpace]

  • Comparing Embrane and Nicira is pointless -- they are different. [EtherealMind]

  • Nicira Open vSwitch inside vSphere/ESX. [ipSpace]

  • Nicira and programmable networking -- a Juniper perspective. [Juniper]

  • Netscape founder battles Cisco with stealth startup. [Wired]

  • Nicira uncloacked. [ipSpace]

  • Networking startup Nicira wants to mess up Cisco and Juniper's business. [WSJ ATD]

Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia

  • Data and control plane protection for IPv6 with SR-OS, IOS-XR and Mellanox/Cumulus). [Karneliuk]

  • Logs in Nokia SR routers. [ipCisco]

  • What's next for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise? [No Jitter]

  • Segment routing and IP-VPN with Arista, Cisco, Nokia. [Karneliuk: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6]

  • Telemetry: OpenConfig native YANG modules for SR OS and IOS XR with Ansible. [part 1, part 2, part 3]

  • Nokia rounds out SD-WAN 2.0 platform. [No Jitter]

  • OpenConfig (with/without Ansible) for EOS, IOS XR and SR OS:

  • Model-driven CLI (MD-CLI) in SR OS. [Karneliuk]

  • ECMP configuration on Nokia routers. [ipCisco]

  • IPv6 configuration on Nokia routers. [ipCisco]

  • Basic SR configuration. [ipCisco]

  • Role play games with Ansible for SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • EVPN/VXLAN for data centre with SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5]

  • Nokia 7750 SR:

  • Nokia routers and multi-layer switches. [ipCisco]

  • 7450 ESS

  • 7750 SR

  • 7950 XRS

  • Nokia SR-OS IP filters. [ipCisco, example 1, example 2]

  • NETCONF / YANG with Ansible on SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • Service Router interface configuration. [ipCisco]

  • IES - Internet Enhanced Services. [ipCisco]

  • NETCONF/YANG for SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • MVPN for IPv4/IPv6 in SR OS and IOS XR:

  • Multicast for IPv4/IPv6 in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • PCEP and XTC for SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • BGP-LS in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • Unnumbered Ethernet interface in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk: part 1, part 2]

  • Segment routing traffic engineering (SR-TE) in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • Nokia FP4 - the era of cloud-scale routing. [GazettaByte]

  • AIGP - looking into IGP routing through BGP in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • Nokia goes 14nm for 576 Tbps monster router. [The Register]

  • Routed VPLS in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • Staffing virtual routers: VSR by Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) R14.0 and R15.0 and XRv by Cisco. [Karneliuk]

  • MPLS PWHE (pseudowire head-end) in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • MPLS service to transport mapping in SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • TI-LFA (with Segment Routing) at SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • IP/LDP FRR/LFA and remote LFA at SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • Inter-AS VPN Option-C between SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • Inter-AS VPN Option-B between SR OS and IOS XR. [Karneliuk]

  • ALU innovates undersea cable system technology. [DC Knowledge]

  • Switches complete Alcatel-Lucent SDN suite. [The Register]

  • Nokia acquires Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion to create networking giant. [Ars Technica]

  • ALU cooks up 400Gbps router interconnect. [The Register]

  • Orange & ALU lay down 400Gbps connection from Paris to Lyon. [Rude Baguette] [ALU]

  • Alcatel-Lucent unveils SDN plans, supports OpenStack. [DC Knowledge] [The Register]

  • Alcatel-Lucent introduces new core routers. [DC Knowledge]

  • Alcatel-Lucent tinkers with Telstra's enterprise network. [The Register]

  • Alcatel-Lucent's "Carrier Cloud": switching to the right switch. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • HP and ALU data center network connect. [ALU]

    • PDF attached below: HP-ALU_DCNC_solution-brief.pdf

  • ALU issues 400G router challenge. [Light Reading] [ALU] [DC Knowledge] [Engadget]

Huawei

  • MSTP configuration with ENSP. [ipCisco]

  • Interface configuration with ENSP. [ipCisco]

  • OSPFv2 configuration on Huawei ENSP. [ipCisco]

  • RIPv2 configuration on Huawei ENSP. [ipCisco]

  • Huawei Versatile Routing Platform - VRP. [ipCisco]

    • Huawei router file system. [ipCisco]

    • Huawei static routing and load balancing. [ipCisco]

  • AAA configuration on Huawei. [ipCisco]

  • VLAN routing with Layer 3 switch. [ipCisco]

  • VLAN routing with Layer 2 switch and router. [ipCisco]

  • Huawei ACLs. [ipCisco]

HP

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