John Herbert

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John has worked in the networking industry for over 20 years, and obtained his CCIE Routing & Switching in early 2001. A network engineer by day, he has consulted in the UK and USA for Internet and mobile service providers, financial, retail and other enterprise customers, designing, supporting and troubleshooting networks of all sizes and types. He now works in the enterprise space, enjoying knowing where he’ll be located every week and that he’ll be home for dinner.

John blogs at where he shares his thoughts and experiences with automation, scripting, best practices, commonly needed solutions, technical challenges and whatever else interests him in the networking and technology arena.

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Links with Tag @mrtugs

  1. Off the Cuff – NFD17 Wrap Up
  2. Networking Field Day 17 (NFD17) Redux
  3. Automatic Product Pitch Generator
  4. Cisco, Mellanox, Ixia and Cumulus: Last Day of NFD17!
  5. Diving Into Design With The Aruba 8400
  6. Can Teridion Really Boost Internet Throughput?
  7. How Does NetBeez Rate For Troubleshooting?
  8. Ask Me About My Beez! A Look at NetBeez, 18 Months On.
  9. The Importance of the Network Software Supply Chain
  10. Cumulus, Dell, Red Hat Demo Linux as Full Stack SDDC
  11. Skyport Systems and The Zero Trust DC
  12. Netflix Flies In The Clouds
  13. The Future is Bright! The Future is PoE?
  14. Meet the Engineering Team at Citrix NetScaler
  15. SDN? I Still Don’t kNow what it Is…
  16. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD WAN – Is It Any Good?
  17. 99 Problems and Configuration and Telemetry Ain’t Two
  18. Riverbed Unleashes A Hungry “Project Tiger”
  19. Riverbed – Another Angle on SD WAN
  20. Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)
  21. What is SD WAN?
  22. NetBeez – Private Distributed Monitoring
  23. Liveblog from ONUG Day 1!
  24. Nuage Announces Underlay/Overlay Event Management Platform
  25. Liveblog from ONUG Day 2
  26. Why Do TFD Delegates Hate Gartner?
  27. Software Defined Reality – NFD9 Redux
  28. Networking Field Day 9 Is Almost Here!
  29. Big Switch Is Getting Bigger. Much Bigger.
  30. OpenGear at Interop – Introducing the CM7100
  31. SDN And More – Interop Roundtable Discussion
  32. The A10 Health Monitor You Didn’t Know About
  33. A10 – That Global Health Monitor Warning
  34. A10 Service Failure Recovery
  35. Secrets Behind A10 Health Monitors
  36. Secret Sunday – Mike Bushong
  37. Apple Working Hard to Improve Siri?
  38. HP Talks SDN Turkey at Interop
  39. Network Monitoring Videos from NFD8
  40. Network Monitoring – So Many Choices!
  41. NFD8 Is Coming!
  42. Secret Sunday #2 – Schprokits
  43. A10, aXAPI, and Another Awesome App
  44. Big Switch “Big Cloud Fabric”. Big Deal?
  45. Pluribus Server Switch – WLTM Engineer With Ideas!
  46. Thoughts on Cisco Acquiring Tail-F Systems
  47. Why the Networking Industry Needs a Mini-NETCONF, and Needs it NOW
  48. Configuration Management the Tail-f NCS Way
  49. Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) – You Won’t Believe Who Has It
  50. SDN Is The Mother(******) of Invention
  51. Discussing NFD7 with the Packet Pushers
  52. Show 184 – The Future of Networking Part 2 as Inspired by #NFD7
  53. The Future of Networking Part 1 As Inspired By #NFD7
  54. Are Younger Engineers Dumb? Part 2
  55. NFD7 is Over; It’s Redux Time!
  56. NFD7 Day 3 (Friday) – and My Birthday!
  57. NFD7 Day 2 (Thursday)
  58. Free HD Live Stream of NFD7!
  59. NFD7 Day 1 (Wednesday)
  60. Holy Smokes, it’s Almost NFD Time Again!
  61. Burning Out On Your Career
  62. YAML – Yet Another YAML Lover
  63. Will We See a “Software Defined Field Day”?
  64. Enhance Your (Social) Network With Twitter
  65. Concerns about Cisco ACI and Nexus 9k
  66. Photos from Cisco’s ACI Launch in NYC
  67. Cisco’s ACI (Insieme) Launch
  68. Why You Won’t Have A Job In 5 Years
  69. Taking the Measure of Cisco’s Insieme
  70. Software Defined, uh, Week From Unicornland?
  71. Solarwinds Thwack Ambassador Redux
  72. Solarwinds – A Lot of Hot Air?
  73. Solarwinds Thwack Ambassador for July 2013
  74. Ruckus AP7982 and ZD1100 – First Look
  75. Opengear’s Hedgehog – The ACM5504-G-W-I
  76. 15 Minutes, Puppet and a Screwdriver
  77. Decoding the New Infrastructure – NFD5 Redux
  78. Sci-fi Throwdown (Opinionated Bracket from Hell)
  79. Smart Optical Switching – Your Plexxible Friend
  80. Get Your Geek On (Live Streaming from NFD5)
  81. What is Networking Field Day 5 Anyway?
  82. Gaining Visibility with Opengear VCMS
  83. Opengear ACM5004 – Going Cellular!
  84. Building Custom Firmware for the Opengear ACM5004
  85. Customizing Scripts on the Opengear ACM5004
  86. Opengear ACM5004 – Auto-Response First Steps
  87. Opengear ACM5004-G Review
  88. Opengear – More Than A Dumb Terminal (Server)
  89. Spirent iTest Lab Optimizer
  90. Get Fuzzy – Hunting for Zero Days with Spirent
  91. Juniper Mykonos – Mostly Serious Web Security
  92. Statseeker – Keeping An Eye on the Little Things
  93. Juniper Mykonos – Mostly Serious Web Security
  94. Networking Field Day 4