It’s December and the Christmas season is upon us yet again. This year it seems the amount of marketing and sales messages hitting my Inbox is at an all time high. I love NewEgg just as mush as the next techie but we’re going a little over the top guys with multiple messages per day. I have some exciting news that I hope to be able to share with everyone next month, well it’s exciting for me but probably won’t matter to many others.
It’s been mostly dead all day… by Amy Engineer – Amy recalls for us her trials and tribulations as she battled with a demonic Cisco 7945 IP phone. I’ve had many similar adventures but with Avaya IP phones, so I feel like I can really relate to Amy’s experiences. I can’t begin to count the number of times that Philippe JOUNIN’s Tftpd32 has saved my bacon.
Minimal Kickstart File for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6 Virtual Machines by Bob Plankers – These days I wouldn’t personally be caught dead not using kickstart files but if you haven’t taken the time yet to build one yourself or still don’t know how they work, Bob provides a great tutorial with all the explanation and detail you’ll need to be successful.
8 Things I Have Learned From 20 Years of Data Networking by Greg Ferro – Greg provides some wonderful insights, beyond the technical realm, to help everyone who’s involved with Information Technology. I’m personally working on step 8, Work on Personal Productivity. I’m a very productive individual and I’m very organized but I often feel like I spend too much time bringing the two together so I’m working on my personal work flows trying to optimize how I work to save time and energy.
Installing the Junos EZ Library – Easy SDN Part 1 and Getting Busy With the Junos EZ Library by John Herbert – If you are at all interested in how to interface with Junos utilizing the Junos EZ library written by Jeremy Schulman then you need to check out these post by John. He quite literally takes you through the entire process and shows you how to get it working. I just recently started working with a Juniper EX-2200C so I might have to try it out myself.
- Avaya Virtual Services Platform 9000 v184.108.40.206 – Release Notes
- Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 8800/8600 v220.127.116.11 – Release Notes
- Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 series v6.3.2 – Release Notes
- Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 4000 series v5.6.4 – Release Notes
- Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 4000 series v5.7 – Release Notes
- Avaya SIP Software Release 4.4 for 11xx/12xx IP Deskphones – Release Notes – Product Correction Notice
The SNMP problems I wrote about in the post entitled, Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 4800 – Part 2, have been resolved in software release 5.6.4 for the Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 4000 series. The problem was identified in the release notes as follows, “Snmpgetnext for if Index, ifInOctets and ifType returned incorrect ifInOctets data (WI01118979)”
Let me just take a second to point out two new features in software release 5.7;
EDM inactivity time out
A session becomes inactive if there is no interaction with the EDM interface for more than 15 minutes. After the session becomes inactive, you must login again with your user name and password. Using the ACLI command edm inactivity-timeout, you can configure the time period for which an EDM session remains active.
Thank god they’ve finally made this timer configurable!!!
FastEthernet replaced with Ethernet
The keyword FastEthernet is replaced with Ethernet in all the ACLI commands. For compliance, the old commands containing FastEthernet keyword are hidden, and you can configure using the keyword
I can only tell you the looks I’d get from junior engineers trying to explain to them the differences between Cisco’s IOS, NXOS and then Avaya’s ACLI. They would tell me, “but it’s not a Fast Ethernet interface”, and I would tell them, “your right but you still need to use FastEthernet in your CLI input.”