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How to Configure Cisco UCS X-Series in Intersight Managed mode

I took a Cisco UCS X-Series system from scratch and configured it to being able to install an operating system. This video serves as a Cisco UCS Configuration guide for Intersight Managed Mode. I encourage you to save this video Read more…


Intro to REST APIs – The foundation of Network Automation

If you’re interested in network automation and are looking to get started, watch this video to learn about REST APIs, the foundation for being able to automate your network and devices on the network. Once you understand REST APIs, you Read more…


How to Automate Cisco Nexus Switches with Python

How to Automate Cisco Nexus Switches

This step-by-step guide will explain how to automate Cisco Nexus switches with Python. After completing the tutorial you will have a Python File enabling you to connect to Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches, send commands and receive data back from Read more…


How I got locked in a bank while working in tech!

How I got locked in a Bank working in Tech

For this end of year video, I tell the story about how I got locked in a bank while deploying a FlexPod which uses Cisco & NetApp systems. I hope you enjoy and take away some of the lessons that Read more…


Intro to Cisco UCS

Intro to Cisco UCS

Are all servers made the same? After all, they’re just Processors, Memory, & Storage, right? In this intro to Cisco UCS, I take a look at the Cisco’ UCS’s server platform, which I have worked with since it launched in Read more…


How to get around Spanning Tree with Cisco Nexus Switches

Get around spanning tree with Nexus switches

In this video, I show how Cisco Nexus switches get around Spanning Tree Protocol by using virtual Port Channels. In addition to describing the Virtual Port Channel technology, I also demonstrate how to configure a vPC using Nexus switches in Read more…


ACI Part 4 | Mapping out your data center endpoints

ACI Part 4: Mapping out your Data Center Endpoints in ACI

In Part 4 of my Cisco ACI Series we discuss the endpoints that connect to the ACI network and the process for mapping out your data center endpoints. There are also lab examples of mapping out virtual, physical, and external Read more…


Troubleshooting VXLAN | Have I found a bug in NXOS? | VXLAN Part 4

While working on my previous VXLAN video. I encountered a problem with VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches. In this video, I’ve recreated the problem and walk through troubleshooting it. In doing so, I’ve also made an update to Read more…


VXLAN in Minutes | Automating VXLAN with Python | VXLAN Part 3

Deploying VXLAN is a process that can take hours, but with Cisco DevNet automation tools, we can have VXLAN in minutes. In this video, I’ll show you how I developed a python script to deploy VXLAN onto Cisco Nexus 9000 Read more…


Storing Data in the Data Center | An overview of working with storage systems and protocols.

In the data center, you need a place to store your data. This video provides an overview of storage systems and storage protocols. Help for learning more about storage in the data center: (Affiliate Links) DCCOR Official Certification Guide – Read more…