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This is not the profile you're looking for, because I don't use this one. You want to follow ethan.banks@packetpushers.net assuming you're looking for that guy who blogs and podcasts about networking stuff.

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A group of interesting stories & strategies related to the CCDE certification. Let me know if you have some I missed. I'd love to improve the list.
This group of links discuss the CCDE program in a general sense. The point of these links is to provide the CCDE candidate with a perspective on the program and with motivation to pursue the certif...
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I was recently in need of a refresher on multicast routing, so I picked up Eric Rosenberg's A Primer of Multicast Routing (Springer Briefs in Computer Science). The overall plan of the book is exce...
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For the details on what Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) is and how it works on a high-level, see my previous blog entry about OTV 101. OTV troubleshooting requires a basic understanding of M...
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No, really! Did you know that your IOS-based router is capable as acting as a static webserver? Below you will find the steps necessary to turn a GNS/Dynamips box (or any ‘testlab’ machine) into so...
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The point came up on Twitter that Cisco spent real money to bring NVT to life. I don’t know how much of an investment that was, but let’s make up a number of $10M for sake of discussion. (Yes, I truly made that up. I have no idea what Cisco spent other than “a lot.”) My opinion is that NVT was worth every penny. Every single one.

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What is OTV? Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) is a Cisco-proprietary protocol suite that allows us to extend Layer 2 between datacenters with Layer 3 boundaries in between.  It works by encap...
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Now that I've returned from the whirlwind that was Interop Las Vegas, I thought I'd share some thoughts about my experience as a speaker and attendee. First the good: The UBM staff was awesome and ...
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I contributed 2 pieces to a Network World "digital spotlight" on software defined networking (SDN). SDN's all the rage with marketing teams & the industry media. I've been contracted to write o...
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Packet Pushers Podcast Show 147
Avaya Fabric Connect Makes Multicast Simple (Really) – Sponsored

For many network engineers, IP multicast routing is evil. Difficult to design, complicated to implement, painful to troubleshoot and challenging to scale, multicast routing is rarely implemented on a given network unless it’s absolutely required. Most engineers would just rather not bother until the issue is forced upon them. Blame PIM. Blame RPF checks. Blame redundant rendezvous points. Blame inscrutable mroute tables. Blame whatever you like, but then realize that more and more often, multicast routing is as an actual need for production networks. Take VXLAN – it needs multicast routing, at least when implemented according to the spec. Or Cisco’s OTV – in its first iteration, it required multicast routing. And of course, there are lots and lots of applications that require multicast routing so that destinations can receive multicast streams from hops-away sources.
Legitimate use cases haven’t made multicast routing any less of a pain in the backside to implement, and Avaya has put together an interesting solution to address this concern. With Fabric Connect (Avaya’s SPB implementation), deploying multicast routing is a whole lot simpler than what network engineers are used to.

Chief Architect for Avaya Networking Paul Unbehagen and Darren Giacomini, Network Architect for Schneider Electric’s Pelco division, join the Packet Pushers to talk through how multicast routing over Fabric Connect works. Paul is a big part of the standardization process for SPB – he knows SPB inside and out. Darren is an Avaya customer who uses Fabric Connect to scale massive multicast IP surveillance networks. Yeah, it’s an Avaya-sponsored podcast, but it’s not simply marketing blah-blah. This is a technical conversation with two people very close to the technology. We keep it nerdy. You’ll learn something about multicast routing, and you’ll learn something about shortest path bridging.

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