Author Archives: RedNectar Chris Welsh

About RedNectar Chris Welsh

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

moquery – Cisco’s Mysterious Obscure ACI query utility

Take some of the mystery and obscurity out of Cisco’s Managed Object query. The final outcome will be that you will be equiped with the knowledge to write a script and adapt to suit your needs. Continue reading

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How to find powerpoint slides that don’t fit the template

any slides that have been altered cause a new slide layout to be added to your template with same name as the original with the characters 1_ prefixed. Continue reading

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USB-A for Apple Magic Mouse – Apple, you’ve GOT to be joking!

I have just bought a Magic Mouse 2. I bought my Mac Book Pro in 2016. The instructions in th MM2 say “To Pair you mouse with your Mac, use the Lightning to USB cable that came with your Mouse”. … Continue reading

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Configuring Link Speed on UCS 6545 10/25G ports

The secret is to double-click on the port to bring up the Properties window. From here you find the Show Interface option. Continue reading

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ACI Inband Mangagment Route Leaking Kludge

When I was challenged with this: Hi @RedNectar , Right now I have a simple contract that allows SSH only: Scope set to global. TCP dst 22. “Both directions” and “reverse port filters” enabled. This contract is provided by the inband EPG … Continue reading

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Understanding Scope Of Prefixes in L3 Out External EPG in ACI —

Excellent post on unofficialaciguide – hightly recommended. In ACI the external Routing Peer to the router is done through border leaves with a object called L3Out. L3Out has an object in it called the L3Out InstP also known as the … Continue reading

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Validating IP Address Entries in Excel

You will learn how IP addresses and subnet mask validation is done, plus a few other IP address maniplating tricks in Excel. Continue reading

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Seven things to know to make Hyperflex go – Cisco HyperFlex Best Practices

Creating a Datastore in Hyperflex Connect is easy, Creating a Datastore in vCenter is messy, When creating HXDP Snapshots in vCenter you need to be careful. There are some things that you need to do differently, and some you should do differently. Here are Seven things to know to make Hyperflex go. Continue reading

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MS Community Robot Finds Word Tables Offensive

I posted this question on the Micsoft Community board and in the course of the following discussion, I posted this picture of a MS Table with the Language incorrectly set. But suddenly, it was removed from my discussion.  Replaced by … Continue reading

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RedNectar’s Hyperflex Pre-Install Checklist (Updated)

Completing Cisco’s Pre-installation Checklist for Cisco HX Data Platform will capture all the information you need, but not necessarily in the order you need it, and for a single site only. So, I decided to write a version that gets … Continue reading

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