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Struggling For “Hands On” Nexus Time For Cisco CCIE DC?

So you’ve made the commitment, read the CCIE DC blueprint, and you’re still in!!! Setting the theory part of the CCIE DC syllabus aside, let’s concentrate on the practical side of the exam. The blueprint tells you the syllabus is huge…..a large chunk of knowledge to have mastery of. So how do you get get the hands…

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The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Career

This website and blog is dedicated to technical learning, especially in how its use can massively improve our prospects in the day job. if I were to ask you, the one single most important thing that you can do better, that would make the biggest difference in effectiveness as a network engineer, and in your…

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The Problem With Technical Learning

The Cisco CCIE Data Centre lab exam is being described as a ‘Serious Challenge”, in blogs and on the Cisco learning network. The size and breadth of the syllabus in the Cisco blueprint described as ‘extensive’ by many commentators like?????? Amid concerns that the exam is the most difficult to study for, and to pass.…

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Nexus 1000V and Cisco VSG…..Critical Components Of a Virtualized Data Centre

As the Cisco investment in data centre probably shows, there’s a good chance that those huge sites brimming with expensive hardware and requiring a private power grid, are being challenged by the virtualised data centre. In fact what that really means is that all the server hardware runs on a hypervisor, (Vmware or Hyperv or…

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Cisco “Virtual Services Gateway” (VSG) Isn’t A Gateway……..It’s A Next Generation Firewall

Virtualisation of physical servers in virtual machines (Vms), presents a number of challenges. Large chassis blade servers from IBM or Cisco, in a virtualised data center, often run a hypervisor on a per blade basis. If you place many VMs on 1 ESXi instance, for example, that’s a lot of VMs to manage. What if…

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