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