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Ryan Booth
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Network Engineer focused on routing and switching. Currently hunting down my CCIE R&S
Network Engineer focused on routing and switching. Currently hunting down my CCIE R&S

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Current Trends in DC Networking - CoreOS
Now that the network side of this series is complete we can move onto the servers. Containers and micro-services are all the rage these days and continuing to grow in popularity. When virtualization took over the data center we saw a shift in many aspects o...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - Cumulus Config w/ Ansible Roles
This post will finish up the networking side of this series. Up till now we have learned about VxLAN and deploying it in both Arista and Cumulus spine/leaf fabrics. We also learned how to automate the creation of configuration files and how to deploy them o...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - Arista Ansible Config
Over the past few post I have covered the basics of Ansible, now its time to dig in and see how we can leverage it to build configurations. The cool thing about Ansible is there is a number of ways to accomplish most task. From here on out, it’s honestly ab...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - Ansible Basics
Hosts file  To manage devices Ansible must first know which devices to use. This is done with a hosts file. Think of it as an inventory of all devices you are working with in the network. The default location of the hosts file is /etc/ansible/hosts but it c...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - Ansible
Moving along in the series, I guess its time to start automating something, right? Yes lets automate! Ansible has been around for a while and is popular among server and network engineers. As the product matures the community backing and support keeps growi...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - Cumulus EVPN VXLAN
In my previous post on Cumulus Networks we covered the basics and getting BGP peering setup with our data center (DC) topology. Now we need to get VxLAN working to move forward with our design. Cumulus has had a VXLAN solution called LNV (Lightweight Networ...

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New Year, New Focus
2016 has been a busy year. Both career and family have demanded a ton of my time leaving very little for myself, this blog and social media. The CCIE took a huge toll on my family, and they deserved me back for at least a couple months! 2016 was the first y...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - Cumulus Networks
Hopefully by now you have heard about Cumulus Networks. If not here is a quick intro. Cumulus Networks is a full feature Linux distribution for data center (DC) routers and switches. Cumulus Linux is designed to simplify the deployment and automation of DC ...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - Arista VXLAN
In my last post I covered the fundamentals and basic design of VxLAN. Now its time to get to the fun stuff, configuration! This post will focus on Arista's VxLAN configuration using  vEOS .  Arista has been making serious traction in the DC space. Throughou...

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Current Trends in DC Networking - VXLAN Overview
The data center has two main struggles when it comes to networking. Loop free layer two by sacrificing half the links. VM or workload mobility anywhere at any time. Smaller shops might be fine with giving up a few links, but extending a L2 domain is asking ...
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