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Get Set With PowerCLI and Distributed Virtual Switches, Part 1

This article is a continuation of the series I like to call Fumbling Through PowerCLI. My goal is to provide an overview of learning and using PowerCLI by logically working through how to accomplish common administrative tasks. I also like to demonstrate how we can use features within PowerCLI to teach ourselves, and well, fumble …

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First #CiscoChampion Blog, FlexPod for the Future

This year, I became a #CiscoChampion for the first time.  My first exposure to Cisco was of course, way before this.  When I was in high school I took classes at night at a local community college.  After my first Intro to Networking class, I went through the Cisco Networking Academy.  This experience has served …

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Introducing Open Virtual Network (OVN) from the Open vSwitch Team

Open vSwitch is open source virtual switch software.  If you’re familiar with VMware, think of it as an open source Distributed Virtual Switch.  It is supported on the KVM and XenServer platforms.  The Open vSwitch team announced Open Virtual Network (OVN) on January 15, 2015.  OVN is meant to be the next logical extension of …

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FlexPod and Microsoft Private Cloud

One of the great things about FlexPod is its versatility.  I can run multiple operating systems and applications on the same set of physical hardware.  Just because I deploy a certain validated design doesn’t mean that other solutions can’t co-exist in the same hardware.  Perhaps I only need eight of my 16 blades for VMware …

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Open Source Network Function Virtualization, Introducing OPNFV

As I mentioned in my article about Open Source Software Defined Networking, many projects are trying to go beyond SDN, and also provide NFV.  NFV is Network Function Virtualization, and is actually a separate concept from SDN.  While SDN focuses on mostly layer 2 and layer 3 functionality, NFV is focused on layers 4 through …

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Your Open Source Software Defined Networking Round Up

Software Defined Everything.  Anything you’ve could possibly touch in your data center is getting to the point where it has some sort of software defined counterpart.  Virtualization set the stage for our future data centers, by software defining hardware, and other technologies are catching up.  One area I think is particularly interesting is the open …

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