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Five Open Source DevOps Tools
Quick and improved releases are the need of the hour in today's software development landscape. DevOps tools aid in simplifying this otherwise complex process. Here are some open source DevOps tools. More ...

How to Transition into a Career as a DevOps Engineer
Whether you're a recent college graduate or a seasoned IT pro looking to advance your career, these tips can help you get hired as a DevOps engineer. More ...

Campus and WAN Multilayer Network Design
The idea for defining a multilayer campus model was developed by Cisco to improve campus network performance, availability and scalability. There are three layers that comprise the campus multilayer model are the access layer, distribution layer and core layer. More ...

What is DevOps?
DevOps is short for Development and Operations. In the past the development, testing, deployment, and administrating of a network and network software was done by different specialists. A DevOps engineer has to know all of the above specialties along with business organization and management. More ...

How to Use a Network Cable Toner
If your facility has lots of cables in messy bundles running to a server room and you're trying to figure out where a specific network cable goes. you need to use a device called a network cable toner. More ...

Troubleshoot Network Connectivity With a Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR)
A time-domain reflectometer (TDR) is an instrument that can be used to locate faults in network cables. It can be used for routine maintenance or tracking down illegal taps. More ...

How to Setup a Netgear Wireless Router Without Installation Disc
Do you need to setup your Netgear wireless router but don't have the installation disc? This article shows you how to manually setup your Netgear wireless router without any trouble. More ...

Network Notepad Free Network Diagraming Tool
Network Notepad is a freeware app for creating interactive network diagrams. It's a complete network diagramming tool that includes interactive functionality like telnet, browse, ping, and more. Network Notepad has an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface" More ...

Troubleshoot Network With a Syslog Server
Most network devices, like switches and routers, are capable of generating a log of events, called a syslog. It can be difficult to sift through the volume of logged messages therefore several company's have created utilities called syslog servers to search, sort and group messages and provide other useful features. More ...

Rack Mount Enclosures and Server Racks
when shopping for rack mount cabinets you will see references to cabinets like 10u, 12u, 25u and so on. So what does all of this mean? All computer heights are measured in units called "U's". In the world of computers, when referring to the height of a computer, 1 "U" equals 1.75 inches. More ...

IPv6 Address Compressor Expander
Enter the IPv6 address in the top text box. Click on the appropriate button: Omit Leading Zeros, Consolidate Zeros Segments, Expand Zeros Segments, Replace Leading Zeros. The formatted address will appear in the bottom text box. More ...

How to Choose Work Area Network Cable Faceplate Locations
Industry cabling standards require that each location be provided with a minimum of one work area outlet location. A outlet location is usually a faceplate supporting two or more modular outlets. More ...

Fiber Optic Connectors - The Complete Guide
A fiber optic connector terminates the end of a fiber optic cable and is used when you need to connect and disconnect the fiber cable quickly. Fiber optic manufacturers have been on a mission to develop ae better fiber connector. There have been over 100 connectors developed over the years but only a few have stood the test of time. More ...

Building the Backbone Network
The backbone is a network, the function of which is to connect the LANs together. There are no workstations connected directly to the backbone. In some cases, you might connect servers to it, but most backbones carry nothing but internetwork traffic. More ...