Network automation is taking a rise and in my opinion is a skill that every network admin should begin to learn now. The not only the question of where to start, but also the fact that we are not programmers. Once upon a time, programming and network engineering were two separate IT fields. But what would happen if we took a job that took 4 hours to complete, like network backups, and not only automated it, but shrunk the time it took to complete down to 7 minutes. That is why I think that this is a topic worth mentioning.
Am I crazy or just insane?
You hear some of the responses I get when I tell people for the first time that I have 4 kids. That is no typo. I do have 4 kids with my youngest being only 5 months old. So am I crazy or insane? I would argue neither any day of the week. Not for making the decision to have our 4th kid or any of my kids. They bring joy to my life and I am a better person for it. Continue reading “How do you stay motivated?”
The Spanning Tree Protocol, or STP, is a loop prevention protocol. Its sole purpose is to block ports in the network that have the opportunity to cause a loop in the network. What is a loop in the network? In the below topology, if Switch4 sent a broadcast out both ports it would hit both Switch2 and Switch 3. After this Switch 3 would send a broadcast out to Switch1, and Switch2 would send the broadcast to Switch1. Well now, where does Switch1 know how to get to Switch4?
The war has begun. Me and my boss had a discussion about whether or not to renew my vendor-neautral certifications this year. My arguement was that vendor-neutral exams expand my ability to work with a variety of products. However, he was not convinced. He argued that a cisco CCNA weighed much heavier then the Net+ for example, and in his eyes, there was no reason to renew it while holding a valid CCNA.
What is TTyBroadCast?
The main goal here at TTyBroadCast is to write about our experience and knowledge the Networking world. I know when I made that decision to scope my specialty into becoming a network engineer, I had a ton of questions. The main question I had was who could answer the questions I had? Luckily, I worked on a team with a very helpful network engineer. He gave me all the tools I needed to succeed while pushing me to do so.