All the Networking You Crave at Networking Field Day 26!

We’re getting closer to the end of 2021 but we couldn’t let it go without another great edition of Networking Field Day! You’re not going to want to miss a minute of the discussion that occurred in September! Tom Hollingsworth provides a brief outline of who presented at Networking Field Day and what they offered. Be sure to check out the live recordings!

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Girard Kavelines attended his first Field Day event earlier this month as a delegate! He highlights some key points provided from NetBeez, PathSolutions and Kentik. We always love having new delegates come to Field Day events, be sure to check out what Girard thought about Networking Field Day on his blog!

Nailing Down Home Networking Issues With NetBeez

The mass transition from working in an office to suddenly working remotely created issues for troubleshooting connectivity issues. NetBeez has a history of finding new and innovative ways to collect metrics on networks, which they demoed their process at Networking Field Day in February. As Tom Hollingsworth mentions in this post on, “Thanks to NetBeez, we can solve one of the headaches of not having enough information about the home networks our users are contending with.” To learn more about NetBeez and their monitoring solution, be sure to check out their presentation from Networking Field Day on our website!

Networking Field Day 24: Takeaways and Highlights

NetBeez presented at Networking Field Day in February where co-founder and COO Panos Vouzis and CTO Panickos Neophytou discussed their network monitoring solution. This is the fourth Field Day event NetBeez has participated in, with the first being back in 2015! Be sure to check out their blog for highlights from this presentation, including a discussion of how NetBeez helps IT Infrastructure and Operations teams maximize the performance of their network.

Wi-Fi Monitoring With NetBeez

Keith Parsons had the opportunity to join us as a delegate at Networking Field Day last month and saw NetBeez’s presentation. In this blog, Keith mentions that NetBeez has been presenting at Field Day events since 2015 and he has watched all of its presentations. He claims, “I’ve been impressed with their simple, yet powerful technology – taking low cost hardware, coupled with software built to solve actual network problems to bring a solution to IT departments who want to manage and monitor their wired and wireless networks.” For more of Keith’s thoughts on NetBeez’s presentations from the recent Networking Field Day, visit!

Presenters React to the Networking Field Day Experience

Networking Field Day was last month and the presenters are raving about the experience. The interactions with our delegates are what make Field Day events so special. To learn why companies participate in Tech Field Day events and what makes Networking Field Day stand out, check out this video and post on!

Container-Based WAN Monitoring

Container-based WAN monitoring might just sounds like some IT marketing buzzword BINGO, but Pete Welcher makes the argument that it’s a vital part of a networking toolkit. Rather than traditional monitoring tools that look at metrics that indicate what a user actually excperiences on the network, companies like ThousandEyes and Netbeez user container-based monitoring to actually probe the network from the client side without needing additional hardware, able to run in contianers on a Catalyst 9000 switch, for example.

NetBeez Presents at Tech Field Day Extra CLUS19

It was great to have NetBeez return as a Field Day presenter at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2019. They spent the bulk of their time talking about their recently announced integration with Catalyst 9300 series switches. They introduced their novel client-side monitoring to the delegates, before going into the specifics that Cisco’s new switches running IOS-XE allow.

Cross Pollinating Catalyst Platforms With NetBeez

Containers are the new way to build software that can run anywhere. That’s especially true if you’re wanting to run software on a Cisco Catalyst Switch. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how NetBeez is leveraging this capability to bring their exciting analytics solution to the platform.

Cisco Live 2019 – a Whirlwind of Networking Goodness

It was great to have Amy Arnold as a delegate at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2019. At the event, NetBeez’s presentation really stood out to her. She’s long been impressed by the monitoring company, and with their recently announced integration with Cat9K switches, there’s even more utility in their solution. Overall it was a busy event for her, but one with a lot of networking goodness.

NetBeez Releases Integration With Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series at Cisco Live US 2019

NetBeez announced a new integration with Cisco Catalyst 9000 at Cisco Live US this week. NetBeez has long offered an interesting client-side networking monitoring solution, and this integration will simplify and accelerate sensor deployment. We’re looking forward to hearing NetBeez present at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2019 to hear more about it.

Cape Networks Acquired by HPE

Rich Stroffolino breaks down the implications of HPE acquiring Cape Networks. Make sure to watch their recent Mobility Field Day presentation to get a handle on the tech HPE is acquiring. Adding some robust client-side sensors to their portfolio makes for an interesting addition to Aruba.

Strategy Series: How do you view outside of your network?

In this piece, Nick Buraglio looks at the struggles many network administrators have in getting visibility outside of the network they directly control. This is vital for being able to answer the dreaded “the internet is slow” question, and understand the user experience. He shares a recent presentation from ThousandEyes from Networking Field Day last month, which showed their approach to the visibility challenge.

Troubleshooting Lessons Learned

Pete Welcher shares his lessons in troubleshooting, in this case it was the dreaded complaint of “the Wi-Fi is bad”. He breaks down how he approached two different scenarios with different companies. Both ended up using Netbeez’s client-side monitoring solution to help get regular and accurate upload and download speeds, which saved both human time, and increased accuracy. Make sure to checkout Pete’s post for an in-depth look into his techniques.

Using Sensors for Client-side Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

In this piece, Drew Lentz makes a great point about wireless networks. It’s not just about what’s going on behind that access point. That’s only half the network. True, it’s the more controllable and orderly part, so it’s natural to focus on it. But the other half is on the client-side. The devices that connect to the wireless network may be hard to predict, but making sure end-users are getting a productive experience is the whole point of the network. With that in mind, Drew profiles two approaches. A more hardware agnostic approach from NetBeez, which provides a Linux agent that talks to their dashboard to report analytics. It’s an interesting solution that doesn’t require lock in to any particular networking hardware setup. Cape Networks takes the opposite approach, providing an all-in-one hardware package that includes cellular connectivity, allowing you to set it up with just power. Both provide ways to see what’s happening from the client-side, and give you a complete picture of a wireless network.

Generating Maps of Your Traffic

For a network engineer, it sometimes feels impossible to avoid traceroute. Tim Miller thinks it can be a valuable tool to see where traffic is getting dropped, but it’s not without its issues. He’s highlighted some other solutions in previous posts, but the one he’s looking at today is SolarWinds. Their NetPath tool has gone from a lab toy to an official feature of their Network Performance Monitor solution in a little under a year. Tim finds it a really impressive tool. Even though it requires Windows-based polling appliances in a network, a Linux guy like Tim can still be tempted. It gives historical information layer on top of what you would find with a traceroute, and adds multipathing. Overall, Tim sees this as a very practical tool to help disentangle issues in increasingly complex networks.

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