I’m a big an of the Cisco Fabric Extenders when it comes to getting more ports in a data center topology, I like the easy of management and simple layout for getting connections onto the FEX. However, after speaking with a few coworkers and friends, I came to the conclusion that the supported FEX topologies are still somewhat confusing between the Nexus line, and what is actually supported from a connectivity standpoint on the FEX’s.



I’ve been trying to get the Horizon View EUC Access Point deployed in my home lab for a while now. No matter how I did it, I could just not get the Access Point to work correctly.

I love the idea of the Access Point, being a simple ‘if it breaks, redeploy it’ method, but it really was making me wonder just how ready this was. Turned out, it was all on me…


I’ve been using ManageEngine’s OpUtils product for a few years now for IP Address Management (IPAM). While it has a lot of other great features, I’ve really liked the way they do IPAM. Yes, Microsoft has IPAM now built into Windows, but I’ve never liked the setup of the Windows IPAM configuration, and the lack of a good Web UI for IPAM made me like it even less.


Got this email today, and it makes me very very sad to see this product go. I’ve been a huge fan of Mint for many years now, and being a Mac user, have loved the Mint Quick View in my Menu bar.


We are writing to inform you that we will be discontinuing support and development for QuickView, the Mint Mac OS desktop app.
We’ve promised to hold ourselves to the highest standard of quality in our products, and strongly believe that shifting our efforts to the Mint Web, iOS and Android applications will help us deliver above and beyond that promise. There’s so much about QuickView that we love – and it’s hard for us to say goodbye to it – but we are confident that this change will help you get even more out of Mint.”

I hate to see a good product go, especially one that was useful. Sure, I can open my browser and see Mint, or get it on my phone, but having Quick View in the menu bar, was great.

Sigh, goodbye Quick View… You’ve been a mainstay in my Mac’s Menu bar for many many years.