Author Archives: Matthew Norwood

Architecting Supportable Designs…..and a rant or two.

I just spent 9 weeks on site with a client building out a network reference architecture. The goal was to provide them with a framework they could use to configure their network in the future without having to reinvent the … Continue reading

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Easier Cabling Migrations

Switching upgrades are a necessary part of any network over a given period of time. Port speed requirements change. Platforms change. What doesn’t seem to change as often are the cables themselves. This is especially true in wiring closets. While … Continue reading

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Networking 101: STP Root Bridge Placement

I created this video because I wanted to explain WHY root bridge placement is so important from a Spanning Tree(STP) perspective. There are lots of videos and information out there about STP, but I haven’t found one that actually explains … Continue reading

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