Monday, 6 November 2017

Thought provoking article on DevOps and some possible down falls...

DevOps Is BS: Why One Programmer Doesn’t Do It Anymore

Having experienced the friction between Dev & Ops departments and the path of least resistance leading to bypassing of policy and guidance I have some sympathy with the author.  He makes some good points near the end but if your easily offended but frank and fruity language you might want to skip this one......   

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

Cisco Nexus NX-OS command shortcuts and scripting

Over your time with a Cli you get to know the shortcuts and useful but lightly published commands and shortcuts to proficient and fast access to info you need when trouble shooting.  The following link to is a greate article bring a wide ranging subset of these most useful commands all tougher in one place.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Team "Chaos" day

My team took part in a couple of Chaos days in getting ready to support the first fully in house production work load on AWS.  This has resulted in our partner Cloud Reach putting out a blog on the experience of facilitation of the chaos! This also resulted in some further press articles below.

CloudReach Blog

Sunday, 4 December 2016

New GCHQ CyberChef Open Source tool has some useful networking elements.

Just played with the new CyberChef tool GCHQ has put up on GitHub, Just had a quick play with the "Parse IPv6 address" & "Change IP Format" functions also useful for embedding IPv4 into IPv6 and checking IPv6 addressing among other things!

It runs in Chrome or Firefox, give it a go! CyberChef - The Cyber Swiss Army Knife

Troubleshooting BGP Neighbor Establishment

This is the most through explanation and has a really logical flowchart for troubleshooting, BGP neighbour issues that I have found, hope its helpful to you also.

Why Do BGP Neighbors Toggle Between Idle, Connect, and Active States?

Troubleshooting BGP Flow Charts