About this blogThis blog is mostly about my pursuits in Data Science. Previous blog entries also dealt with storage, compute, virtualization and professional services. Currently the focus is on Data Science, including Big Data, Hadoop, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Data Integration and Visualization. From time to time I will blog about other things of interest. The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and should not be taken as the opinion of my employer.
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Some notes from when I first started hacking away at NX-OS in 2011: Basically the Nexus underlying operating system, made by MonteVista, which was formally called Hard Hat Linux (a hardened version of Red Hat Linux). I can tell you … Continue reading
You can see in my previous article, that I used the “bash” command. In later NX-OS versions this was not possible. After rooting the box, I spent a lot of time learning about all of the shell scripts and binaries … Continue reading
Some of you may know me as a sage hacker from the mid 80’s to the early 90’s. Although, if you met me after 1994, most of you probably don’t know that about me at all. It was a previous … Continue reading
Just posted here to preserve it for posterity. In the old days, I would make Frankenpix boxes. These would be basically identical to a PIX520 or LocalDirector 430/416. They were Cisco PIX/LocalDirector clones, using the following hardware, and they worked … Continue reading
If your like myself you use self-signed certificates in your lab environment, as its quick and easy. In my Pivotal Cloud Foundry lab I have generated a self-signed certificate in the Elastic Runtime configuration. When you have a self-signed certificate you … Continue reading