Geek Speak Round Up – Network Management

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I mentioned a few months ago that I had been asked to write some thought-provoking blogs on the subject of network management for the Solarwinds Thwack Community “Geek Speak” area. I’ve now finished my six posts, and while they won’t be reproduced on, I’m linking to them here as I think they touch on some subjects close to my Software Defined Heart.

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1. Do You Monitor Your Network Interfaces?


2. The Perils of High Speed Logging


3. Could SNMP Please Just Die Already?


4. Keeping Your Secrets Secret


5. DHCP As A Configuration Tool


6. Network Management Isn’t Enough Any More



I hope you find something to think about or react to there. I’ve tried to blend some hyperbole with a tablespoon of annoyance and a light dash of technical reality. If you have any specific comments on any of these posts, the right thing to do would be to login to Thwack and comment there, but I’ll take any feedback you want to give, wherever it is.




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