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Not so seriously NTP. A key tool used in troubleshooting networks is simply time. After a network crash it’s possible to compare device logs and understand exactly how events unfolded down to the millisecond. Armed with that information, you can often discover the source device and the cause, prevent it from happening again, and look…
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Management, Control, and Data Planes A device’s networking functions can be divided into separate planes of operation: the management plane, the control plane, and the data plane. This applies to both physical networking hardware as well as virtual networking components found in Software-Defined Data Centers. Physical vs Virtual The primary difference is not in WHAT…
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VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) is a solution for simplified migrations from one environment to another, be it on-prem, private cloud, or public cloud. Although it has Cloud in its title, migrating from on-prem to Cloud is only one of the use cases. It also simplifies on-prem to on-prem migrations. A number of network functions…
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SDN and Cloud Computing Software Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud computing are two sides of the same coin. It’s all about automation. SDN is the automation of networking. Cloud computing provides services that are on-demand through automation. To give an example of cloud computing automation, consider a site that hosts Minecraft servers. With a few…
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Microservice Architecture Microservice architecture is way of designing applications where developers split a large application into many independent services, or microservices. Applications that are not composed of services are called monolithic, as the entire code base runs as one giant process. When you start a monolithic web app, you typically start it up by running…