This weekend I was really excited because I knew I’d be starting my new job today. I’m changing companies and organizations on base, but I’m only moving about 500 feet down the road. It will certainly be bittersweet to a degree since I’ll be able to see my former office whenever I come in and leave for the day but it was time for a change and I really feel like this was the best decision for me going forward. Continue reading
Ever watched the TV show Kitchen Nightmares featuring the chef, Gordon Ramsey? One of the best chefs in the world visited struggling restaurants for a week in an attempt to get them back on the right track. Overwhelmed by the sheer negligence of the restaurant owners, Gordon struggles to stay a couple of days let alone an entire week. Eventually, a breakthrough occurs and he’s able to just grin and bare it enough to get through the week just like many of us do regularly. Sound like a good show? I think I’ve got a better idea! Continue reading
Full disclosure: This is only my 2nd experience with migrating a data center and the first time I was working with a much smaller network and infrastructure in general with a stacked pair of 3750s using static routes, some L2 2960s and a couple of ASA 5510s.
This last experience is what I’ll be writing about. But first, let me give you some background on the data center before we moved. Continue reading