Hands On

Junos SNMPv3 – Config Baseline for All OID Access Using USM with Authorization & Privacy

SNMPv3 is the successor to the more commonly deployed SNMPv2c. While the underlying structure of MIBs & OIDs are not impacted by v3, the way those objects are accessed are. While SNMPv2c offers read-only and read-write community strings (essentially passwords) to secure access to the device MIB, the data flow was in plaintext, easily readable by …

Arista Networks VM Tracer Connects Switches to vCenter & Automates VLAN Provisioning

Arista Networks sells low-latency, high-density, merchant-silicon based Ethernet switches that run a modular OS called Extensible Operating System (EOS). While the hardware is certainly commendable, I feel that software is Arista’s differentiator. From my network engineer’s perspective, EOS was built to make my life easier. The idea is that EOS can be used to get …