Archive for July, 2012

So as I study for the ASE I am reading the new HP Press books (that were purchased as bundle) for the test. Before this I was reading the older HP material that is in a wire bound book and was nothing more than HP copying crap from their website, print and wire bind it to a book. It was very dry, out of date, laced with grammatical errors and multiple configuration errors. Needless to say, the material is crap and I was excited to see that instead of trying to not be “Cisco Like” they joined the crowd and hired authors. Here is my review in comparison to the crap material that I read before… Read the rest of this entry »


This will be short…save the image as a (PNG, JPG, GIF…whatever) and then insert it as an image and print. Problem solved.


Quite often I run into troubled businesses that are having problems and they’re doing something like a Lan-to-Lan VPN tunnel between offices to route ALL traffic to a central location for processing. In today’s modern age most places have access to numerous link selections for deliver of Internet services and even dedicated Metro-E/T1/MPLS etc. What I find sad are the phone companies trying to sell the scam “Business Class DSL” services for businesses because in reality, unlike Cable DOCSIS, your packets aren’t getting any special treatment compared to a residential circuit. I will explain… Read the rest of this entry »


HP vs Cisco Certifications

Being that I am a dual certification holder (HP and Cisco) I am going to weigh in on the Value of the certifications. Read the rest of this entry »


http://www.itworld.com/open-source/284553/linux-culprit-leap-second-lapses-cassandra-exec?source=ITWNLE_nlt_countdown_2012-07-03

While I am a Open Source user and believer, this should have been taken care of a lot sooner, I guess it finally shows that Linux isn’t as bullet proof as once thought to minor annoying issues that cause administrator headaches.


Core vs. Edge Routing Topology

There isn’t a lot of talk about this; however, there is a lot of training material that references this debate and makes recommendations for edge based routing. For those not familiar with the topic I am talking about “Campus LANs” and not ISP networks where you essentially have to push routing to the edge for some customers. In my article I am talking about Core vs Edge in the aspect of where we perform all of our routing in a “Campus LAN” Read the rest of this entry »