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What’s being sent to my Cisco devices?

What’s being sent to my Cisco devices?

In this new world of Automation, we are more and more starting to trust external scripts and controllers to make changes on our network devices for us. This is fine for our in-house Ansible scripts, but sometimes we want to see what an external controller, like DNA...

Python logging… the minimum required to get it to work

Python logging… the minimum required to get it to work

Logging in Python "Down with print statements!"  We should all stop using them in our programs to "troubleshoot".  Arguably if you can't troubleshoot your program with a log message you are probably doing it wrong.  That said, I'm STILL not even close to meeting this...

Using Variables in EEM Applets

The Problem The use of EEM scripts (or applets) on Cisco IOS-based devices has been a round for a while now.  However, I found a use case just today that I couldn't directly get a answer to using a search engine.  (Google was not my friend today.)  🙂 By searching...

Redundant Internet Access for SOHO Networks

As the Internet continues its ever forward march deeper into our lives it is necessary to ensure that we don’t lose access to it. Thus many companies, large and small alike, maintain redundant Internet connections. Many of these sites utilize private addresses on...

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