Author Archives: RedNectar Chris Welsh

About RedNectar Chris Welsh

Professional IT Instructor. All things TCP/IP, Cisco or VoIP

Q&A on GNS3 WorkBench v8.6

I got some great questions from Rob Methven so I thought I’d answer them here in the form of a “Q&A”. Q. I got the Etherswitches and VPCs pinging each other no problem. However, when I do a show mac-address … Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench v8.6 is finally out

Executive Overview The next version of GNS3 WorkBench is out.  You can download it several forms: An entire Virtual Machine as a single blob (although split into two files 2.5G-3G in size) The same Virtual Machine as individual files (in case … Continue reading

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Using an iPad to improve Webex presentations – especially the Whiteboard

I had to do some Webex presentations recently – and I found the Webex interface clunky and dated – especially the annotation functions and the Whiteboard function.  Here is how I managed to at least spruce up the Whiteboard function … Continue reading

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What is 100Base-Tx and 1000Base-TX

I came across a question in the Cisco Learning Network which highlighted a source of confusion that many people have. Call me pedantic, but I thought I’d set the record straight – and let you know that when people refer … Continue reading

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Big Data Defined

OK – I stole it. But it was too good not to share: Big data defined: Big data is like teenage sex: Everybody talks about it Nobody really knows how to do it Everyone thinks everybody else is doing it.. … Continue reading

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FCoE versus FC Farce

Originally posted on The Data Center Overlords:
Updates 2/6/2014: @JohnKohler noticed that the UCS Manager screenshot used (see below) is from a UCS Emulator, not any system they used for testing. Evaluator Group promises answers to questions that both I…

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How to add Instructions to GNS3

Have you clicked the new menu item - Help | Instructions on GNS3?  This article explains how to make use of this feature, as well as point out some pitfalls along the way.  Getting Started If you want a page of … Continue reading

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GNS3 Network Simulation Guide

Finally – it’s published! I can now say I’m a “published author”.  Check out my new book, GNS3 Network Simulation Guide, at PACKT or Amazon. As the blurb says, it will help you… Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the GNS3 graphical network … Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench Update

I know there are quite a few people out there waiting for a GNS3 WorkBench update.  I promised that it would come soon after GNS3 0.8.5, but there have been a couple of significant developments that have caused an equally … Continue reading

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VPCS – with new hypervisor function

The Virtual PC Simulator (VPCS) has been a great help to many users of GNS3 and GNS3 WorkBench. (if you are unfamiliar with VPCS, you might like to take this tutorial). One of the limitations that VPCS has is that … Continue reading

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