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1. My Experience with the CCDE – Raiders of the Lost ARP
Mike McPhee shares a post-mortem of his successful attempt to take the CCDE Practical exam. He talks about his preparation for study (getting support from family and work is key), and then offers study tips, links to helpful blogs, and other resources.
2. [Ansible] Run Arbitrary CLI Commands on a variety of network devices – nickrusso42518/racc
Nick Russo has shared an Ansible playbook at GitHub that works across a variety of Cisco OSs. “This playbook runs arbitrary commands on a given node, stores the output in a flat text file, and archives the entire “run” in an archive file for easy copying to management stations via SCP. It is generally used for configuration backups, hardware inventory, and license information.”
Git more here (sorry, couldn’t resist)
3. How To Visualize Your Cloud Deployments – CloudMapper – Maentz.net
Gabe Maentz walks through three of his favorite tools for visualizing deployments in AWS and Azure: CloudMapper, CloudCraft, and Hava.io.
4. Networking in the Cloud – Different but the Same – Lost In Transit
Daniel Dib writes “Networking in the cloud is relatively easy when you can leverage the standard services available, which is not always the case. It’s relatively easy because people are in the beginning of their cloud journey. They have one or a couple of VPCs. If they really move a major part of their app stack to the cloud, networking won’t be so easy.”
5. Kubernetes with Cilium and Containerd using Kubeadm – Scott’s Weblog
Cilium is an open-source project based on BPF that lets you set up and enforce network and application security policies in a microservices environment. Scott Lowe has a detailed blog post on using Kubernetes, Containerd and Cilium with Kubeadm, a software package for setting up a Kubernetes cluster.
1. VMware’s vision – your multi-cloud substrate for enterprise applications – Diginomica
Kurt Marko has a great analysis of VMware’s multicloud strategy based on details gleaned at the recent VMworld 2018 conference.
2. ‘Five Eyes’ Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data – New York Times
The NY Times reports that Five Eyes, an intelligence-sharing coalition of English-speaking Western governments–including the United States and Great Britain–are pressuring tech companies to give them access to encrypted communications.
The article states “At the core of the dispute is whether Apple, Facebook, Google and others should be compelled to provide a “back door” to their products that would allow government investigators to gain access to all communications, with a legal order.”
3. For safety’s sake, we must slow innovation in internet-connected things – MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review interviews Bruce Schneier about his new book “Click Here To Kill Everybody,” which addresses, among other things, the increasing risks to human life as the Internet crosses the boundary of the physical world.
4. Dope, Booze, Vitriol & Fraud: Tesla’s Car Crash Week – Light Reading
Whatever else you might think about Elon Musk, the dude’s not boring. If you haven’t been keeping up with the Mr. Musk’s Wild Ride, this Light Reading article will catch you up.
Vendor & Industry Blogs & Announcements
A sysadmin’s guide to containers – Opensource.com
Juniper vLabs (BETA) – Juniper Networks
Packet Pushers On YouTube
The Packet Pushers shot a bunch of video at VMworld 2018. Here’s a few we’ve put on YouTube. More to come!
Amazon RDS On VMware – Amazon
Taking Innovation to New and Unexpected Levels at VMworld 2018 – VMware Radius
VMware Enterprise Blockchain – VMware Research