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Will Robinson

Will is a senior systems engineer who works in both the enterprise and data center space. His skills cover routing and switching, security, cloud, visualization and storage. When he’s not working he’s usually labbing, studying or helping out on I.T forums. He also owns and runs the oznetnerd.com blog.

Kentik Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) Review

Kentik NPM review

Recently we reviewed Kentik Detect, a very customizable, flexible and scalable cloud based NetFlow collector. Today we’ll be reviewing Kentik’s Network Performance Monitor (NPM) solution, which offers a new host monitoring agent in conjunction with Kentik Detect and gives users an even deeper level of network visibility.   What is Network Performance …

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Kentik Detect Review

Kentik detect review

If you work in the I.T industry chances are you have previously (and possibly still do work) in an environment that has limited visibility of what is happening on the network. For example, a lot of engineers would struggle to tell you which applications on their network are consuming the …

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HSRP : the definitive guide

hsrp

Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) is a Cisco proprietary default gateway redundancy protocol. If the primary gateway fails, HSRP automatically redirects hosts to the the backup gateway. HSRP has been covered in few RouterFreak’s articles such as: Comparing HSRP vs VRRP How to configure HSRP on a Cisco router First Hop Redundancy …

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