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Understanding Ping Command

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The ping command operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request messages to the destination computer and waiting for a response. How many of those responses are returned, and how long it takes for them to return, are the two major pieces of information that the ping command provides. ping /?

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Worldwide) (2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012…)

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In the context of this Magic Quadrant, cloud compute IaaS (hereafter referred to simply as “cloud IaaS” or “IaaS”) is defined as a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand. The resources are scalable and elastic in near real time, and…

Free DNS Server and (from CloudFlare) – Fastest and Easiest to Remember

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Google free DNS server and has been used by me for many years, since it is decent fast and also easy to remember. But now Cloudflare just announced their DNS server and on April 1st 2018. Here is their comparison diagram with other free public DNS server providers. Not only fastest, Cloudflare pledged that it will not…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 )

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According to Gartner, Network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) enable network professionals to understand the impact of network behavior on application and infrastructure performance, and conversely, via network instrumentation. Other users and use cases exist, especially because these tools provide insight into the quality of the end-user experience. The fast-growing network performance monitoring and diagnostics market is helping businesses support more…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) (2016, 2015,2014)

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Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools monitor, measure, manage and/or control data center resources and energy consumption of both IT-related equipment (such as servers, storage and network switches) and facilities infrastructure components (such as power distribution units [PDUs] and computer room air conditioners). 2016 Based on Gartner report on Oct 2016, Nlyte Software, Emerson Network Power, and Schneider Electric continue…

Avocent® ACS 8000 Advanced Console System Configuration

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My company has used Avocent ACS (Advanced Console Server) to do network devices’ console management for many years already. I were using 4000, 5000 and 6000 serie, and now 8000 series is coming to refresh some old ones. Emerson (EMR) acquired infrastructure management specialist Avocent Corporation (AVCT) for $1.2 billion on Oct 2009. Since then Emerson combined its Aperture and…

Brocade Switch Access Through SSH and Web Tools

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1. Through SSH It is pretty straightforward, launch ssh client, enter your switch ip and credential, you will be in the command line. ----------------------------------------------------------------- TEST1BRO1:FID128:admin> TEST1BRO1:FID128:admin> help aaaconfig Configure RADIUS for AAA services ad Specifies all administration domain (AD)-level operations ag Configure the Access Gateway feature agautomapbalance Configure the Access Gateway automapbalance feature agshow Displays the Access Gateway information registered…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

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WAN optimization provides a range of features to: (1) improve the performance of applications running across the WAN; and (2) reduce the cost of the WAN. The range and scope of features supported byWAN optimization solutions continue to evolve, typically in support of three high-level needs: Improve the response times as experienced by users of business-critical applications over WAN links…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (2016, 2015,2014,2013,2012,2010)

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Application delivery controllers (ADCs) are generally deployed in the data center and provide functions that optimize delivery of enterprise applications across the network. ADCs provide functionality for both user-to-application and application-to-application traffic. The ADC effectively bridges the gap between the application and underlying protocols and the traditional packet-based networks. The market evolved from load-balancing systems that were developed in the…