By Ivan Pepelnjak
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In this podcast, you'll find short videos describing advanced network design or deployment scenarios.
||CleanHow Did NETCONF Start on Software Gone Wild||A long while ago Marcel Wiget sent me an interesting email along the lines “I think you should do a Software Gone Wild podcast with Phil Shafer, the granddaddy of NETCONF” Not surprisingly, as we started discovering the history behind NETCONF||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoSeparate Data from Code [Video]||After explaining the challenges of data center fabric deployments, Dinesh Dutt focused on a very important topic I cover in Week#3 of the Building Network Automation Solutions online course: how do you separate data (data model describing data center f||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideo[Video] Building a Pure Layer-3 Data Center with Cumulus Linux||One of the design scenarios we covered in Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Architectures webinar is a pure layer-3 data center, and in the “how do I do this” part of that section Dinesh Dutt talked about the details you need to know to get this idea imp||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoVideo: Building Data Center Fabrics with SPB||There are two reasonable ways of building a layer-2 leaf-and-spine fabric: use VXLAN (the direction almost everyone in the industry is taking at the moment), or routing-on-layer-2 technology like TRILL or SPB.Read more ...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoChallenges of Data Center Fabric Deployments [Video]||One of the use cases we covered in Network Automation Use Cases webinar is a fully-automated data center fabric deployment. Dinesh Dutt (Cumulus Networks) started this section with an overview of challenges you might face in data center fabric deployme||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoVideos: PowerShell 101||Mitja Robas started his PowerShell for Networking Engineers presentation with a brief introduction to PowerShell and a few simple hands-on examples. Enjoy the videos ;)||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoVideo: Routing on Hosts Deep Dive||Wondering how exactly routing on hosts works? Dinesh Dutt explained the details in this 10-minute video during the Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Designs webinar.Watch the video||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoVideo: Overlays in Data Center Fabrics||Lukas Krattiger (Cisco Systems) was the guest speaker in Layer-2+3 fabrics part of the Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Design webinar, and he started his presentation with an overview of how we use overlays in data center fabrics.Watch the video||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoVideo: SPB Deep Dive||During the Leaf-and-Spine Fabric Designs webinar Roger Lapuh from Avaya explained how Avaya uses SPB technology to build a L2+L3 fabric.Watch the video||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoVideo: Out-of-Band SDN Management Network||One of the challenges of designing a controller-based solution is the transport network used to exchange information between controller and controlled devices. Can you do that in-band or is it better to have an out-of-band network (built with tradition||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoNewer Docker Networking Options||In the last part of the free Docker Networking Fundamentals webinar Dinesh Dutt described the newer high-performance networking options (Macvlan and Ipvlan) introduced in Docker version 1.12.Watch the video||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEthernet History on Software Gone Wild||During Cisco Live Berlin 2017 Peter Jones (chair of several IEEE task forces) and myself went on a journey through 40 years of Ethernet history (and Token Bus and a few other choice technologies). The sound quality is what you could expect from somethi||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetworking Trends Discussion with Andrew Lerner and Simon Richard: Part 2||In June 2017, we concluded the Building Next Generation Data Center online course with a roundtable discussion with Andrew Lerner, Research Vice President, Networking, and Simon Richard, Research Director, Data Center Networking @ Gartner. In the sec||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-Driving Networks with Kireeti Kompella||A while ago I got a kind email from Kireeti Kompella, CTO @ Juniper Networks, saying “A colleague sent me an email of yours regarding SDN, the trough of disillusionment, and the rise of automation. Here's a more dramatic view: the Self-Driving||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetworking Trends Discussion with Andrew Lerner and Simon Richard||In June 2017, we concluded the Building Next Generation Data Center online course with a roundtable discussion with Andrew Lerner, Research Vice President, Networking, and Simon Richard, Research Director, Data Center Networking @ Gartner. During the f||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoVideo: Using REST API with PowerShell||PowerShell is a great scripting environment if your vendor provided PowerShell libraries to control their software or devices… but what if all you got is REST API (example: Nexus switches)? We’ll conveniently ignore the challenges of managi||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPacket Fabric on Software Gone Wild||Imagine a service provider that allows you to provision 100GE point-to-point circuit between any two of their POPs through a web site and delivers in seconds (assuming you’ve already solved the physical connectivity problem). That’s the whole||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStart Using OpenConfig with NAPALM on Software Gone Wild||OpenConfig sounds like a great idea, but unfortunately only a few vendors support it, and it doesn’t run on all their platforms, and you need the latest-and-greatest software release. Not exactly a set of conditions that would encourage widespread||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetwork Testing on Software Gone Wild||Network automation and orchestration is a great idea… but how do you verify that what your automation script wants to do won’t break the network? In Episode 78 of Software Gone Wild we discussed the intricacies of testing network automation||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSalt and SaltStack on Software Gone Wild||Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Git, GitLab… the list of tools you can supposedly use to automate your network is endless, and there’s a new kid on the block every few months. In Episode 77 of Software Gone Wild we explored Salt, its internal archit||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProgrammable ASICs on Software Gone Wild||During Cisco Live Europe 2017 (where I got thanks to the Tech Field Day crew kindly inviting me) I had a nice chat with Peter Jones, principal engineer @ Cisco Systems. We started with a totally tangential discussion on why startups fail, and quickly||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNETCONF on Cisco Campus Switches on Software Gone Wild||During Cisco Live Europe (huge thanks to Tech Field Day crew for bringing me there) I had a chat with Jeff McLaughlin about NETCONF support on Cisco IOS XE, in particular on the campus switches. We started with the obvious question “why would someo||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTCP in the Data Center and Beyond on Software Gone Wild||In autumn 2016 I embarked on a quest to figure out how TCP really works and whether big buffers in data center switches make sense. One of the obvious stops on this journey was a chat with Thomas Graf, Linux Core Team member and a founding member of t||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCloudScale ASICs on Software Gone Wild||Last year Cisco launched a new series of Nexus 9000 switches with table sizes that didn’t match any of the known merchant silicon ASICs. It was obvious they had to be using their own silicon – the CloudScale ASIC. Lukas Krattiger was kind en||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I look forward to every episode.
If you want to be a networking Wayne Gretzky who skates to where the puck is going to be, this is your podcast.If you are willing to dig past self-serving vendor designs to build customer-first solutions,this is your podcast. If significant innovation feels more exciting than scary, and if you're energized by quick,incisive minds,this is your podcast.
Ivan and his guests are brilliant, generous and generally humble. It's a great combo.