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

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