Before you buy a Console Server

August 25th, 2010 Wael Osama Posted in Case Studies, Network Design 1 Comment »

In my post about out of band management networks I mentioned console servers as a mean of providing centralized remote access to network devices collocated in the same site. This post is a complementary post for the previous one if you are planning to use a console server in your out of band management network. [...]

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Out of Band Management Networks – Console Servers

August 18th, 2010 Wael Osama Posted in Case Studies, Network Design 5 Comments »

Building a robust out of band management network is a critical part of any service provider or large enterprise backbone. Although failures may not occur frequently but believe me if you are not prepared when they happen you will know how OoB management is important and critical. Network failures do happen for reasons ranging from [...]

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What you need to know about ADSL (broadband Networks #1)

August 9th, 2010 Wael Osama Posted in Case Studies 4 Comments »

ADSL !!! I can hear you say “I know everything about ADSL, its a mature technology and I already know it inside out, why is heĀ  writing about ADSL now?” To be honest I am also surprised by writing about ADSL after working with it for about 7 years now and the rest of the [...]

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Etherchannel load balancing case study

July 21st, 2008 Wael Osama Posted in Bridging & Switching, Case Studies 5 Comments »

Etherchannel is a very effective feature that provides redundancy and load distribution within your switching network. However failing to choose the right load distribution algorithm my leave you under utilizing your network resources. We are going to analyze how to select the load balancing method based on placement of switch and traffic type that needs [...]

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