I’ve been a bit lacking in my post frequency over the last week for good reason, I’m almost done with a brand new course on network infrastructure protection. It’s been a lot of fun putting this one together and I’m sure those of you working on the CCNP security are going to really enjoy it. More to come!
Today has been a really busy day in the lab. I’ve been rebuilding a Windows 2012 Server to run Solarwinds NPM and have also been testing the Netbeez product. I wish I actually had more to talk about today, but I’m not at the point that I can share anything useful. So, if you haven’t already watched the video on Netbeez, you’ll find it below. Once I get the bulk of my article together Ill share.
Today’s post is brief, but I wanted to take a minute and point out that you can find a number of lab scenarios to work up in the DevNet portal. There you’ll find that the DevNet Sandbox program is currently a FREE 24×7 remote access lab service. Register a sandbox account and you can access labs like this one..
This particular environment, the APIC EM Sandbox, provides you with an environment to design, develop and test using the APIC-EM northbound APIs and sample network topology. Read more about the APIC here.
Essentially you reserve the Sandbox and receives access information and credentials via email at the start of the reservation. Once you are connected via VPN you can then access the URL for APIC-EM from the Lab Portal page. You need to register as a developer to access this area, but it may be worth it if you want to get in there and start poking around. You should note that not all labs and sandboxes are openly available, and there is also a VIRL lab coming soon.
Just another avenue to get in and kick some tires.
Todays post is just another quickie. I’ve been throwing around the ideal of learning SDN lately, and if you’re just getting started in networking I highly recommend you do. So today I wanted to share another VM you can download and deploy in Virtual box that comes with a number of SDN controllers, Open vSwitch 2.3.0 and mininet. The image can be obtained at SDNHub.org and they provide a number of in-depth tutorials you can work through.
Take some time and give it a test drive today. The tutorials are well written and very informative.