Category Archives: switch

VMware NSX and Software Defined Data Center

Network virtualization platform NSX and Software Defined Data Center architecture IT organizations have gained significant benefits as a direct result of server virtualization. Server consolidation reduced physical complexity, increased operational efficiency and the ability to dynamically re-purpose underlying resources to quickly … Continue reading

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Arista vEOS in a VM

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments. Consolidation of what was traditionally three-tier Core/Aggregation/Access designs into two-tier Spine/Leaf designs; fewer tiers decrease cost, complexity, cabling and power/heat. more … Continue reading

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Windows 2012 ISCSI Server as a storage device for vSphere 6

Windows 2012 ISCSI Server as a storage device for vSphere You should have a central storage like SAN in order to play with the VMware advance feature like HA, vMotion, FT…Etc, but that is not always possible for Lab or … Continue reading

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Palo Alto as a Virtual machine

Palo Alto as a Virtual machine In order to get hands on experience with Palo Alto Firewall, I will walk you through the steps for install and configure PA as a Virtual machine “PA as VM” on your workstation and … Continue reading

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Arista Networks and Leaf-Spine Architecture

Modern Network infrastructure designed for virtualization and the cloud “Deploy flatter Two-Tier Network and Leaf-Spine Architecture” As cloud architectures and multi-tenancy capabilities continue to develop and mature,  here is an economy of scale that can be realized by aggregating resources across … Continue reading

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Single-Root I/O Virtualization

Single-Root I/O Virtualization SR-IOV is a hardware solution based on PCI-SIG I/O Virtualization (IOV) specifications that is designed to replace the role of software in virtual machine connectivity and leverage hardware features to scale up hosts more, to accelerate performance, … Continue reading

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Windows 2012 NIC Teams

What is NIC teaming? It is a group NICs together to act as a single unit. Some Advantage of NIC Teaming: Load Balancing When we have two or more NICs, we can distribute and balance the network traffic across each … Continue reading

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