Networking Field Day 4

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Networking Field Day 4 October 10-12, 2012
Who: Networking
What: Field Day
When: Past
Where: Silicon Valley

Gestalt IT’s fourth datacenter networking-focused Field Day event will be held on October 10 through 12 in Silicon Valley! This unique event brings together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders, allowing them to get to know one another. It is a forum for engagement, education, hands-on experience, and feedback. This is Gestalt IT’s third year of Tech Field Day events – learn more at the Tech Field Day site!

NFD4 Introduction

Stephen Foskett and Friends Introduce Networking Field Day 4 from San Jose, CA. This video was recorded prior to NFD4 on October 10, 2012. This video features Stephen Foskett of Gestalt IT, Tom Hollingsworth, Greg Ferro, and Anthony Burke.

NFD4 Day One Wrap Up

The delegates and sponsors of Networking Field Day discuss the first two days of NFD4. Features Toby Smith of Opengear, Jeff Sejourne of Brocade, Doug Hanks from Juniper, delegates Michael McNamara and Colin McNamara and even a rap by Tom Hollingsworth!

Watch Recorded Video

Presenting Sponsors

Presenting sponsors are selected by the Field Day organizing committee. For information on becoming a Field Day presenter, please see our page about presenting at Tech Field Day.

Delegate Panel

Delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. For more information on our selection process, please see our page about becoming a Field Day Delegate.

Anthony Burke


Engineering his way 'downunder' to the CCIE.

Bob Plankers


A hardcore IT generalist, virtualization expert, blogger, and vocal end user of technology.

Brent Salisbury


Brent Salisbury works as a Network Architect, CCIE #11972.

Chris Marget


Chris is an independent network consultant, recovering UNIX sysadmin and protocol aficionado

Colin McNamara


Colin McNamara is a seasoned professional with over 15 years experience with network and systems technologies.

Greg Ferro


Greg is a freelance Network Architect and Engineer, host of Packet Pushers Podcast and semi-professional writer.

Jeremy L. Gaddis


John Harrington


John Herbert


John has worked in the networking industry for 14 years, and obtained his CCIE Routing & Switching in early 2001.

Michael McNamara


Paul Stewart


Paul Stewart is a Network and Security Engineer, Trainer and Blogger who enjoys understanding how things really work.

Tom Hollingsworth


Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is a Senior Solutions Architect for a small VAR focusing primarily on K-12 education.

Presentation Calendar

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

Wednesday, Oct 10 13:30-15:30 Statseeker Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Wednesday, Oct 10 16:00-18:00 Opengear Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Thursday, Oct 11 08:00-10:00 Spirent Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Thursday, Oct 11 11:00-15:30 Brocade Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Friday, Oct 12 08:00-12:30 Cisco Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Friday, Oct 12 13:30-18:00 Juniper Presents at Networking Field Day 4

Event Staff

Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Links with Tag NFD4

  1. OpenGear at Interop – Introducing the CM7100
  2. Time For A Data Diet?
  3. Secret Sunday #2 – Schprokits
  4. YAML – Yet Another YAML Lover
  5. Opengear pmshell ESCAPE sequences
  6. Opengear Console Servers – Never leave the office without one!
  7. Why Blog?
  8. The value of Tech Field Day
  9. The Tech Interview
  10. Opengear’s Hedgehog – The ACM5504-G-W-I
  11. Compiling Firmware for Opengear ACM5000
  12. Dealing with Corrupt Opegear Firmware
  13. Dancing on the strings of DevOps
  14. Pull My Strings, I’m Your Puppet: Juniper Bringing DevOps to Networking
  15. Test – Throughput alchemy using a snake topology
  16. What is Networking Field Day 5 Anyway?
  17. Gaining Visibility with Opengear VCMS
  18. Gestalt IT Networking Field Day — What is it?
  19. Juniper MX Series — A Book Packed Full of Details
  20. Opengear ACM5004 – Going Cellular!
  21. Building Custom Firmware for the Opengear ACM5004
  22. One Year of Tech Field Day Video: 90,000 Views!
  23. Spirent has a Warp Displacement Generator
  24. Juniper MX Series – Review
  25. Customizing Scripts on the Opengear ACM5004
  26. HIT that interface
  27. JNCIA JUNOS review
  28. Tar-Covered Clouds
  29. Software Defined Network (SDN) -Looking Toward 2013 – Part 1
  30. Mykonos–WAF With an Attitude
  31. Opengear ACM5004 – Auto-Response First Steps
  32. Opengear ACM5004-G Review
  33. Opengear – More Than A Dumb Terminal (Server)
  34. Statseeker
  35. Opengear overview by Michael McNamara
  36. Spirent
  37. Juniper – Land of Unicorns and Broccoli
  38. Spirent iTest Lab Optimizer
  39. Brocade Acquisition of Vyatta
  40. Cisco – Borderless Speed Dating
  41. 99 Problems But A Switch Ain’t One
  42. Brocade | Michael McNamara
  43. Brocade – Packet Spraying and SDN Integrating
  44. Enterprise testing – Tester not included
  45. Brocade on SDN, Openflow
  46. Juniper Networks
  47. Where are we going? What? Who?
  48. Opengear – A Box Full Of Awesome
  49. Statseeker – Information Is Ammunition
  50. Cisco Borderless Networks
  51. Get Fuzzy – Hunting for Zero Days with Spirent
  52. Statseeker – The Lone Sysadmin
  53. Brocade on SDN at Network Field Day
  54. Big Vendor Head Shuffles at the SDN Curling Rink
  55. Monitoring the “Un-monitorable” with Opengear
  56. Spirent Communications Looks Toward the Enterprise
  57. Get more juice from your network lab
  58. Juniper Mykonos – Mostly Serious Web Security
  59. When Demos Attack
  60. Statseeker – Keeping An Eye on the Little Things
  61. Juniper Mykonos – Mostly Serious Web Security
  62. Networking Field Day 4 – Thoughts and Impressions
  63. Network Field Day 4
  64. Networking Field Day 4
  65. Networking Field Day 4 – Thoughts and Impressions
  66. Network Management System NMS – Statseeker
  67. Come join me at Networking Field Day 4
  68. Network Field Day 4 – Live Blogging and Updates
  69. Networking Field Day 4, Final Thoughts
  70. Statseeker — Does it Fit Your Organization?
  71. Show 121 – Tweet My Meat – Network Field Day 4
  72. Network Field Day 4 – Live Blogging and Updates
  73. Network Field Day 4 – Live Blogging and Updates
  74. PQ – Show 14 – NFD4 Statseeker Wrap UP
  75. Networking Field Day 4 — Next Week’s Agenda
  76. Network Field Day 4
  77. Tech Field Day 4–Two Weeks and Counting…
  78. Prepping for Network Field Day Four

More Information

If you would like to sponsor or attend these events as a delegate, please contact Stephen Foskett, Gestalt IT Community Organizer, at [email protected] or call +1(508)451-9532.

This is a Past Networking Field Day in Silicon Valley