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Underlay Fabric Health Check for VMware vCenter

Raghavendra Rachamadugu

| Updated May 28,2019

When operating VMware vSphere® which is comprised of VMware ESXi™ and typically VMware vCenter®, there are certain requirements expected out of the physical underlay fabric. Most notable are: VLAN configurations for the ESXi facing ports on the top-of-the-rack (a.k.a....Read

Eliminate Legacy. Forever.

Sasha Ratkovic

| Updated Apr 30,2019

As we release AOS 3.0, it’s time for the industry to consider taking a hard look at legacy and its crippling effects. It’s also a fitting opportunity to propose a path forward that enables organizations to eliminate legacy forever. Indeed, everyone hates legacy, when...Read

The Dangers of Hardware Vendor Lock-in

Mansour Karam

| Updated Apr 25,2019

Hardware Vendor Lock-In: A Long and Messy Past If you think about the beginnings of networking, hardware lock-in was the norm. The original IBM Token Ring, for example was a proprietary networking solution; and every new purchase order had to go to the same vendor if...Read