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Network Collective

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Network Collective is a bi-weekly video roundtable where data networking engineers talk about industry trends, challenging projects, and what it takes to do network engineering day-to-day. Additional information: http://thenetworkcollective.com
History Of Networking – Radia Perlman – Spanning Tree
Oct 12 • 37 min
Radia Perlman joins Network Collective to talk about the history of the Spanning Tree Protocol. Love it or hate it, it’s been a fundamental part of every Ethernet network for the past 30 years and isn’t likely to fade away any time soon. Outro Music:…
Episode 13 – A Look In The Mirror
Oct 4 • 51 min
In episode 13, the Network Collective hosts go it alone and take an introspective look at the engineering community, warts and all. We dig into topics relating to ego, hero mentality, overconfidence, short memories, and the negative side of the hype…
History Of Networking – Tony Li – BGP
Sep 27 • 38 min
Tony Li has had a distinguished career working as a networking software architect at some of the largest networking vendors in the world. In this episode of Network Collective, Tony joins us to discuss his involvement in the creation and implementation of…
Episode 12 – The VAR Show
Sep 20 • 48 min
Value Added Resellers play a critical role as trusted adviser in the networking industry. However, many customers don’t make the most of their VAR relationships. In Episode 12, our hosts explore the VAR relationship with VAR engineers Zach Miller and…
History Of Networking – Daniel Walton – BGP Churn And Add-Paths
Sep 13 • 44 min
Daniel Walton joins Network Collective for a second time to discuss the problem of churn in BGP routing tables, the steps taken to solve this problem, and the addition of add-path to the BGP protocol. Links, FYI: RFC 7911: Advertisement of Multiple Paths…
Episode 11 – Shaking The Status Quo
Sep 6 • 50 min
The network engineering community can get a bit stuck on ideas from time to time, and we take a stab at challenging some of these deeply held beliefs in Episode 11 of Network Collective. Join Ethan Banks, Mike Bushong, and the Network Collective crew as…
History Of Networking – Juliusz Chroboczek – Babel Routing Protocol
Aug 30 • 45 min
Babel is a relatively new routing protocol when compared to some of the more well established options, but due to some of its design considerations, it is very well suited for routing on distributed mesh networks. Babel’s creator, Juliusz Chroboczek,…
Episode 10 – Grassroots Automation
Aug 23 • 51 min
In episode 10 we look at how to take the first steps towards automating your network. What tools should you use? Should you learn a programming language? And if so, which one? Should you buy or build your automation? Do you need to become a full fledged…
History Of Networking – Daniel Walton – BGP Optimizations
Aug 16 • 47 min
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, BGP had some serious scaling issues that threatened it’s effectiveness as a protocol that could be used for the global routing table. Significant efforts were made to optimize the resource utilization and convergence…
Episode 9 – What Your Mamma Never Told You About OSPF
Aug 9 • 49 min
As a continuation of our deep dives into routing protocols, this episode of Network Collective takes a closer look at OSPF. What does graph theory, CAP theorem, and distributed databases have to do with routing? What exactly is that type 4 LSA for? What…
History Of Networking – Fred Baker – QoS & DS Bit
Aug 2 • 43 min
In this, the very first History Of Networking episode of Network Collective, Fred Baker joins us to talk about his involvement with Quality of Service and the Differentiated Services model. Fred Baker has been involved with the IETF since 1989, served as…
Episode 8 – Wireless Misconceptions
Jul 26 • 37 min
For many the world of wireless networking is a world that is dark and full of terrors, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode of Network Collective, the panel reveals many of the most common wireless networking misconceptions so you too can…
Off The Cuff – Engineering In The Enterprise
Jul 19 • 45 min
Is engineering talent disappearing from the enterprise? Our panel thinks so, and has a conversation about the implications for both businesses and individuals. This episode was recorded at Cisco Live 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
Episode 7 – Extending Layer 2
Jul 12 • 61 min
There’s plenty of debate in the networking community about the merits of extending layer 2 networks, when you should do it, how you should do it, what pitfalls you should avoid, and what benefits you should expect. Join us as our panel discuss the finer…
Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
Jul 5 • 50 min
What is the value of conferences and social media for network engineering types? Come hear out panel talk about how these tools have enhanced and changed their careers. This episode was recorded at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, NV. Outro Music: Danger Storm…
Episode 6 – What I Wish I Had Known
Jun 22 • 47 min
In this episode of Network Collective, the panel takes some time to acknowledge some of the lessons they have learned along the way, and share what from them they wish they had known when they were starting out. Topics range from mentorship, study,…
Episode 5 – All You Ever Wanted To Know About EIGRP
Jun 7 • 57 min
In episode 5 the Network Collective panel dives deep into the inner-workings of EIGRP and how to tune the protocol to work best for you. This isn’t your run of the mill EIGRP training session though, so buckle up and dig in to learn a lot about a protocol…
Episode 4 – The Impact Of Increasing Encrypted Traffic
May 24 • 47 min
In episode 4 the panel discusses the ever increasing pervasiveness of encrypted traffic on our networks and how that encrypted traffic impacts the services that we run today. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under…
Episode 3 – The Unique Challenges of Working in SMB
May 10 • 49 min
In this episode of Network Collective we dive in to the challenges of working as a technologist in a small or medium sized business (SMB). We look at things like staffing, budgets, and small business mindsets that make working in this space very different…
Off The Cuff – Cisco Acquiring Viptela
May 3 • 47 min
In this Off The Cuff episode of Network Collective, we talk about all aspects of Cisco’s announcement of their intent to acquire Viptela’s SD-WAN product. Who wins in this deal? What happens to Cisco’s existing SD-WAN product line? What happens to the…
Episode 2 – Choosing A Routing Protocol
Apr 26 • 41 min
In episode 2 our panel discusses some key differences between routing protocols and the details that should be considered before choosing to implement one over another. Is there any difference between IGP routing protocols at this point? When does it make…
Episode 1 – Top 10 Ways To Break Your Network
Apr 12 • 43 min
In episode 1, we take an introspective look back at some of our biggest mistakes when operating live production networks. The panel discusses outages that range from a total outage on a global MPLS network, to taking out a core switch due to an…