New GNS3 1.0 Beta 1

It appears that there are some significant changes ongoing with GNS3.

As mentioned by the GNS3 CEO and co-founder Stephen Guppy on 11th of August 2014, the new GNS3 will be more polished and will migrate to a multi-vendor emulation platform. For those using this tool, it’s a well known fact that GNS3 was mainly focused to emulate Cisco platform, evolving to support vPC and VirtualBox virtual machines.
 
They have a new very polished website accessible at new.gns3.net where you can also download the GNS3 1.0 Beta 1 software.

I did grab a copy of the Beta 1 and installed on a Windows system (the only one which had right now on hands). You can see a screenshot below.
 
GNS3 1.0 Beta 1
 
To be honest, first impression is that not much did change, except some buttons / icons here and there. Of course this just after a quick look from my side. I will test the software in the next days and come back with an update.
 
If interested, you can check the press release from 26th of August 2014 for more details about upcoming changes in the GNS3 organisation.
 

[Twitter IT] Cisco Live 365 – Cornerstones of CCIE Success

Cisco Live 365 describe this as:

“Anthony Sequeira, CCIE, CCSI educates students on four key cornerstones for success in the journey to CCIE. These cornerstones include technical knowledge, study and lab strategies, proper mindset, and physical wellness.”

I can tell you it’s not essentially a technical knowledge session, and Anthony Sequeira mention this couple of times during presentation. Nevertheless this it’s damn good for your CCIE preparation and exam itself. What Anthony Sequeira does, he tries to “educate” the attendant behavior pre and during the exam so he or she won’t go crazy. If you have a Cisco Live 365 account (it’s free to subscribe) I would recommend this presentation.

[Friday Tech Fun]: Light painting WIFI

For most of us, network engineers, the IT world means anything but art. Still, it seems that out there somebody think Wifi can be use to generate art. And they did a pretty good job.

Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen had this idea to explore the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre tall measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting.

What they achieve, you can see below:

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi from Timo on Vimeo.

You can find more about this project here:

http://yourban.no/2011/02/22/immaterials-light-painting-wifi/

[Twitter IT]: Cisco ONE OpenFlow / SDN

I just upgraded to WP 3.4 and apparently you can now embed tweets in your posts. I will do this from time to time, when there is something that really capture my interest. I will add the [Twitter IT] prefix to this posts. IT in this case is not coming from Information and Technology, but from my short form of Interesting Tweet.

As this feature was just launched and I found a nice article thanks to Mr. Ivan Pepelnjak, his article will hahonor to be the first tweet added on my blog.

 

 

 

4 years since I registered FirstDigest.com

It has been 4 years since I did register the FirstDigest.com domain and I want to mark this on the blog timeline. Nevertheless, the first tech post will arrive on this blog only on November 2008 as first I had different plans for this domain name. Those of you who were curious enough to read the About page knows already the domain story.

Maybe it sounds stupid, but I would like to tell Happy Birthday FirstDigest.com.