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Juniper MAG unboxing Part III is now on-line

I’ve now completed my trilogy on the Juniper MAG boxes and the final part is now on Packet Pushers. As I’d hinted previously it was a bit of doozy, not least of all because of a ran into a rare hardware issue which fortunatly I was able to solve without violating any warranty stickers..

This will be last PP post for a little while as I need to focus on other commitments but will be back soon, I’ve a training course booked in a couple of weeks and I’m bound to have something to say about that 🙂

Have a read and let me know what you think




Juniper MAG unboxing Part II is now on-line

The second part of my unboxing of the new Juniper appliances is on line, it talks about the initial conosle setup of both the IVE and Junos parts.  Taking into account some feedback (thanks) I recieved on Part I, I’ve started on Part III in anger.  However, after running into some interesting issues perhaps unique to chassis based equipment I’ve probably got enough for a part four.  I’m going to write it all up and see how it goes, but there is part of me that would relish a “Part IV of III”.  The ultimate goal of course would be a “trilogy of five” posts.

You can find part II here on Packet Pushers, as ever would appreciate your feedback!


Enjoying my 15 minutes of blogging fame

Given that I can’t sing, dance, do impressions (except perhaps “Consuela“) or have the actual talent to invent anything from scratch, then my options for global mega-stardom are pretty limited..So as per usual I’ve stumbled into blogging for anyone who’ll ask.  So far that’s Juniper Networks and now, home of the uber-nerds at Packet Pushers.  It was an honour to be asked for both and I hope to be able to contribute for both on a reasonably regular basis.  Juniper is one of the major vendors I work with on a daily basis and blogging for them is very different from blogging for myself (posterous) and and Packetpushers.  Juniper (and particularly @Zoesands) have been very encouraging in developing my style and writing more or less what I want, corporate blogging is actualy a bit easier than writing for PP.  The spotlight is greater on J-Net, and it pushes me to be the best communicator I can be.  Blogging for PP (again, still early days) is tougher as in a smaller group, the eyes are fixed upon it more clearly.  If I published a blog on J-Net that was unspeakable drivel, it’d be deleted in a nano-second and forgotten about even quicker.  PP is stuffed full of CCIEs; whilst I question the sanity of their marketing tactics of late; you have to respect their training program and anyone who has sat and passed the labs.  I doubt that you’ll ever see a bad blog post from me on PP, I’m not sure that I’d dare submit one..

Guest post on the Juniper J-Net Blog

A few months ago my random dribbling on twitter started to get some attention “in the real world” and a very nice young lady in Juniper’s social media/Digital marketing program asked if I was interested in producing a guest blog.. Low and behold a few months later we are finally there!


Rather than drill into the minutia of Junos CLI, I thought it would be more interesting to talk about the process involved of reviewing your Firewall deployment. I could easily waffle on for days on the subject, but berivity won over.

Went live this afternoon, please have a read and would love to receive your comments (preferably on J-Net if possible!)

Thanks very much to the diminutive @ZoeSands for her patience and walking this mumbling nerd through the process getting my words in order and posted on the interwebs.

Just to keep things “exciting” I’m going to properly transcribe the unboxing the of the new MAG Pulse gateways I did a few days ago but this time with better photographs!



Cisco’s “Strand” Moment

After a couple of days leave I came back to find my inbox full of messages about a marketing campaign which Cisco Networks had put together specifically targeting Juniper by name, claiming they “over-promised, under-delivered” on their QFabric technology.


If you really want a laugh the link is: www(dot)overpromisesunderdelivers(dot)net .


This struck me (and many others) as an odd approach. Cisco has shone the light of publicity on a major competitor on the eve of the launch of a major new piece of technology; QFabric.  This forms part of the “Project Stratus” which has been on-going since 2009.

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