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