Posts Tagged ‘networking’

Yesterday I delivered a tutorial as part of the Open Network Users Group (ONUG) Academy: To go through the tutorial yourself you’ll need an AWS account and an SSH client (and the Internet access and browser you’re using to read this). To complement the slides there’s a wiki on GitHub with all of the relevant command […]

At last week’s Ignite conference Microsoft announce a set of new networking capabilities for its Azure cloud described as being ‘for a consistent, connected and hybrid cloud’. The new capabilities include improvements to ExpressRoute, Azure’s Internet bypass offering, availability of ExpressRoute for SaaS offerings such as Office 365 and Skype for Business, additional VPN capabilities […]

Here’s my presentation from If you’re interested in a deeper dive then take a look at the Container Networking Tutorial I did for ONUG.

Weave is an overlay networking system for Docker containers. Whilst Docker can already link containers on a single host, Weave provides connectivity for containers that are spread across multiple hosts. It has been released under the Apache 2 open source license by Zettio, a new company targeting ‘apps for the zettabyte era’ founded by RabbitMQ […]

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With apologies to Philip K. Dick. This post is going to address three topics: The relationship between a virtual machine (VM) and its network connection(s). The changing perimeter The role of APIs in controlling network configuration The common theme is dreams, or perhaps de/re(ams) – as the last two topics touch on whether something is de- or […]

I run a bunch of Linux (mostly Ubuntu) VMs on my main machine at home, which happens to be a laptop. I use VirtualBox, but what I have to say here is probably applicable to most host based virtualisation environments. My requirements are pretty simple: The VMs need to be able to access the Internet […]

The arrival of my EFM connection meant that I needed to find some way of balancing load (and failing over) between the new EFM and the existing ADSL. Thankfully there’s a healthy market in low end load balancers, and after digging through some reviews I went for the DrayTek Vigor 2820n. ADSL The device is […]