Project 1 – Ansible – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 3 – Deploy VLANs to Cisco NX-OS Core Switch

Moving on from the success of the previous playbook, I now needed to deploy changes onto the 1 NXOS 9k virtual switch. The changes that will be deployed here will help you to see and give shape to the network that I am building for my hosts in this made up LAB1 network. With this … Continue reading Project 1 – Ansible – Deploy New Network & Network Security – Stage 3 – Deploy VLANs to Cisco NX-OS Core Switch

Professional Development – Networking – How & where to get started on your journey with with NetDevOps (Networking as code).

My fellow network engineers, or people who like to do network related tasks as part of their current role. The future is coming slowly but surely, the future is networking as code. There are so many other people who have written so many good papers as to why this is the case and the natural … Continue reading Professional Development – Networking – How & where to get started on your journey with with NetDevOps (Networking as code).

Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 3 – Cisco IOS: Obtaining IP Interfaces and creating Loopback Interface

Continuing from my last post, I am moving onto creating an interface and network on this interface. For the sake of testing and speed, I am creating a loopback interface with a basic /24 network attached to it. Again this is a very static playbook and the point of this post and this playbook is … Continue reading Network Automation – Ansible Learnings Week 3 – Cisco IOS: Obtaining IP Interfaces and creating Loopback Interface

Trend Micro – Network Security

As part of always ensuring I am aware and up to date with what vendors are doing out there in terms of network security, I came across what looks to be a very strong product offering from Trend. They have a great underlying strategy and ethos for this product suite from what I am reading. … Continue reading Trend Micro – Network Security

Palo Alto – SD-WAN

I always knew it was coming... But Palo Alto have officially entered the SD-WAN market by delivering some key component functionality and cloud capabilities. By doing this Palo Alto have joined a plethora of companies offering SD-WAN product within their existing products. This is a great boon for many enterprises which have adopted Palo network … Continue reading Palo Alto – SD-WAN