Aruba ClearPass OnGuard and Meraki Integration

Aruba ClearPass OnGuard and Meraki Integration

With the rising demand for BYOD on wireless networks, there is an increase in the security challenges associated with ensuring the identity of the end user. Aruba ClearPass is a Network Access Control (NAC) solution that works natively with 802.1x technology. 802.1x technology is an effective way to supply the network with greater security while ...
 

[ VXLAN ]: Are VXLANs Really the Future of Data Center Networks?

Word Count: 636 Fun fact: At a recent networking conference I attended, a poll was taken and it was discovered that more people in the room knew what country Oslo was the capital of than those that knew how VxLAN works. Oslo is the capital of Norway by the way. Why VXLAN was Created In all traditional ...
 

[ SD-WAN ]: How SD-WAN is Transforming Networks for Enterprises

Word Count: 859 Large enterprise level businesses (or smaller businesses that are beginning to expand), face major problems of coordinating and transferring data over vastly spaced geographical locations. In order to connect these data centers, or branches of the enterprise together, so they can share the same software/application, the network is extended using the services of ...
 

[ WiFi | WLAN ] Designing and Deploying WLAN for the Customer Experience

Word Count: 990 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have become the key piece of any enterprise’s core infrastructure and network planning. Businesses that have publicly accessible areas (Lobbies, Hospitals, Airports, etc.) deploy WLAN for their mobile visitors to offer them comfort/convenience, and to improve the efficiency of their own business tasks. The Public WiFi can also ...
 

[ Contrail | Getting Started with Contrail vRouter and OpenStack Liberty, Mikata, Newton ]

Word Count: 844 Encouraged by successful installation of Contrail 2.20, which we covered in our last post. We set out to explore bugs that we can help fix. Got started with vRouter bugs and fixed the following. https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1277170 https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1333977 Then we set out to work on the following Contrail Neutron bugs. https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1599672 https://bugs.launchpad.net/OpenContrail/+bug/1556259 The bugs were reproducible on Contrail 2.20 and before embarking ...
 

[Contrail | Getting started with Contrail vRouter and OpenStack Liberty]

Word Count: 459 During a recent project, we tried to replicate vrouter bugs and possibly provide fixes. In order to get started in the heavy work and testing our code, we needed to get Contrail & vRouter started and realized there was really limited and fragmented documentation around this. The documentation below reveals some quick steps to ...
 

Provisioning Satellite Communications in Mere Minutes? SDN Makes It Possible

Word Count: 541 Exploration companies work in some pretty remote areas of the world. The Chukchi Sea in the U.S. Arctic region. The North Kerio basin of Kenya. The Norwegian North Sea. It seems there are few places on earth that are too remote or too extreme to explore—but that doesn’t mean conditions are easy in ...
 

The Benefits of NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)

Word Count: 408 NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) is a new way to design, deploy, and manage networking services by decoupling the functions to run in software. It supports a fully virtualized infrastructure and is applicable to any data plane processing or control plane function, in either wired or wireless environments. Despite its relative infancy, NFV has become ...