Networkers – Day 2, Afternoon

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The afternoon sessions were good. I attended an IOS IP SLA class. Embedded in IOS is the ability for IOS to monitor the quality of a link, via latency and jitter measurements, and then make routing decisions based on that information. The technology is really targetted at providing VoIP users with optimal call experiences (i.e. that their phone call doesn’t sound like crap).

The next class I attended was later in the day, and somewhat out of my league. Because we’re looking into some large SAN switches at work, I did an advanced SAN class. The class focused on SAN fabric, VSANs, and inter-VSAN routing. I understood, conceptually, most of what was going on in there, but because it was really beyond my experience (and because my brain had pretty well checked out), I didn’t get as much out of it as I might have.

By Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks is a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. He's operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. He's been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655. He's the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where he creates content for humans in the hot aisle.

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