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Guide: Building a Self-Contained Virtual Steelhead Lab - Part 1

January 31, 2015 | 6 minute read

A little while back I began looking into WAN optimisation, and in particular, Riverbed’s Steelheads. I really enjoyed all that I was reading so decided it was time to fire up a few Virtual Steelheads in my lab. As was the case in my Connecting the NetApp Simulator to your Virtual and Physical Labs and Trunking VLANs between the NetApp Simulator ...

Trunking VLANs between the NetApp Simulator and GNS3

January 29, 2015 | 5 minute read

In my previous post Connecting the NetApp Simulator to your Virtual and Physical Labs, I explained the steps you need to follow in order to connect the NetApp simulator to GNS3. By doing this you’re able to connect the simulator to Cisco routers, Virtual Steelheads, ASA firewalls, F5 load balancers… to put it simply, just about any physical or v...

Connecting the NetApp Simulator to your Virtual and Physical Labs

January 26, 2015 | 6 minute read

I have written a few pieces on making the most out of your virtual and physical labs. These include: Connecting Your PC to Your Virtual GNS3 Routers Virtual Equipment + Physical Equipment = Big Lab Guide: Building a Self-Contained Virtual Steelhead Lab And my Ultimate Cisco Lab website Today I’m going to cover how you can add another...

NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 9

January 25, 2015 | 5 minute read

SnapRestore Reference: NetApp SnapRestore NetApp SnapRestore software uses stored Snapshot copies to recover entire file systems or data volumes in seconds.  Whether you want to recover a single file or a multi-terabyte data volume, SnapRestore software makes data recovery automatic and almost instantaneous, regardless of your storage cap...

About Me - Update

January 03, 2015 | 4 minute read

Update (January 2015): Well, it has been just over three years since my original “About Me” post and quite a lot has changed. To begin with, I’m no longer 27 and no longer working for the same company I was at the time of writing the original post. I’m now 30 and have been working as a Consultant for the past few years. My current gig has me wo...