Which HP Switches will run OpenFlow?

Every once in awhile someone reaches out to me wondering if the older HP Provision switch they have is OF capable or should they just through it in the garbage.  One of the easiest way to decide on blog post is “If you’ve been asked the same question more than three times…”.  EDIT:  These switches […]

Configuration Management – Software Management

So in the last post I introduced the concepts of the Configuration Management System, and the Configuration Item. Today, I’m going to introduce the concept of the Definitive Media Library. The DML is really nothing more than a software library. Ideally, this should be tied directly into your element management system so that you can […]

Baselining

Where are you coming from? One of the first mistakes that new network operators make is that they don’t have a good idea of where they already are. Take the case above. Say you want to get to Disneyland. Google can tell you were Disneyland is, but if you don’t have a starting point, there’s […]

BYOD – The other implications

WARNING – MIDNIGHT POST.  I’ll come back and fix this in a couple of days, but it’s been banging around in my head and I needed to get it out.   So I’m going to get a little controversial here. I’m actually hoping to have my thought process attacked on this one. Hopefully, not personally […]