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.