Live Training: How Routers Really Work

On the 27th of May, I’ll be teaching a three-hour course called How Routers Really Work? From the course description:

This training will peer into the internal components of a router, starting with an explanation of how a router switches packets. This walk through of a switching path, in turn, will be used as a foundation for explaining the components of a router, including the various tables used to build forwarding tables and the software components used to build these tables.

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Upcoming Training: Network Troubleshooting

I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on troubleshooting on the 22nd of April:

This training focuses on the half-split system of troubleshooting, which is widely used in the electronic and civil engineering domains. The importance of tracing the path of the signal, using models to put the system in context, and the use of a simple troubleshooting “loop” to focus on asking how, what, and why are added to the half-split method to create a complete theory of troubleshooting. Other concepts covered in this course are the difference between permanent and temporary fixes and a review of measuring reliability. The final third of the course contains several practical examples of working through problems to help in applying the theory covered in the first two sections to the real world.

This is offered on Safari Books Online through Pearson. I think that if you register for the course, you can watch a recording later.

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DC Fabric Webinar

Sorry for the short notice … I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on DC fabrics and control planes this coming Friday, the 25th, through Safari Books Online. This course covers the basics of spine-and-leaf fabrics, as well as some high level information on various DC fabric control plane options (BGP, RIFT, and IS-IS). Please register here.

Infrastructure Privacy Webinar

I’m teaching a three-hour webinar on privacy over at Safari Books on Friday. From the description there—

Privacy is important to every IT professional, including network engineers—but there is very little training oriented towards anyone other than privacy professionals. This training aims to provide a high-level overview of privacy and how privacy impacts network engineers. Information technology professionals are often perceived as “experts” on “all things IT,” and hence are bound to face questions about the importance of privacy, and how individual users can protect their privacy in more public settings.

Please join me for this—it’s a very important topic largely ignored in the infrastructure space.

DC Fabric Intelligence Panel at DCD

On the 10th of February (next week) I’m participating in a panel discussing—

A networking strategy involving disaggregation deployment, overlay network virtualization, automation, and visibility can remedy the complexities with better utilization and performance and ultimately enable network slicing and self-healing abilities. Cloudification of the network is here, but how far do we need to go, and what is the impact on the hardware?

You can find more information about joining here.