Am I nerd enough?

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Well we’re gonna find out.

My networking skills will be undergoing a bit of a transformation as the organization I support begins to adopt a DevOps approach to networking, including the deployment of Open Source and other non-traditional networking components, to include automation.

So, this is where I’m going to take notes as I begin gathering information and learning the “new stuff”.  The “new stuff” consists of (this list will expand over time):

Cumulus

Cumulus VX – a free virtual appliance that allows for test driving the “new stuff”

DNS

Mice and Men – https://www.menandmice.com/partners/technology-partners/

NS1 – NS1 Dedicated DNS Walkthrough

Data Center Management

https://www.racktables.org/

https://www.opendcim.org/

NetBox

Docker

Tutorial

Miscellaneous/Yet to be categorized

ELK

Grafana

Metric tank

Kafka

ONIE – Open Network Install Environment

ZTP – Zero touch provisioning

Active Directory on Linux via SAMBA – https://www.tecmint.com/manage-samba4-dns-group-policy-from-windows/

Active directory on a trial version of Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Zabbix, Nagios, etc for network monitoring