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  1. VirtuallyMikeB
    VirtuallyMikeB at |

    Hey Chris,

    Big fan of the Wahl Network, man – I subscribe, but usually only for the GIFs. Keep’em coming!

    I know you’re a fan of Ivan Pepelnjak’s ipSpace.net (formerly IOShints.net), so I’d thought I’d highlight a topic you touched on in today’s article regarding including BPDU Guard on ESX/ESXi host-facing ports.


    Most of Ivan’s topics are over my head, but I’m a huge fan of his work, including his contributions to PacketPushers.net. Those guys are absolutely brilliant, and VMware dudes need to follow their work. Our scope of work is ever-overlapping with the networker’s that we need to at least be able to speak intelligently on many of the topics covered in blogs like IOShints.info and PacketPushers.net.

    If you don’t mind, I’d like to add thier links to this comment:


    All the best!

    Mike Brown


  2. d_
    d_ at |

    Ha! I just did this last night.

    It’s amazing how many people want to have 1 nic per vlan.

    Hope this article opens their eyes.

    1. VirtuallyMikeB
      VirtuallyMikeB at |

      I’m telling you, you can’t be just a VMware dude these days. If you don’t have a good grasp of networking, you’re missing a chunk of the picture, not to mention storage!. Down with silos! Up with the well-rounded virtualization dudes!

  3. Using VLAN Tagging with VMware vSphere [Video] | Wahl Network

    […] an extension to my porcupine discussion in my “It’s A Trunk! Using Portgroup VLANs with vSphere” post, I’ve created a brief demonstration of the VLAN configuration in my lab environment. […]

  4. james houston
    james houston at |

    How much overhead SSL/TLS at large will add to the equation (as it seems odd to use SSL for L2VPN to start with) – I hazard a guess here that the most prominent usecases will be DCI over the internet and not across your own L3 core (where you could bump it up to 1600). Provided that there are other performance related constraints however this is likely not a major concern 🙂
    Any plans to look at proper L2VPN technologies such as EVPN ? I know for a fact that Cisco looks at it already for their ACI offering. Kindly also suggest me vpn according to the vpnranks for just an idea.


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