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Cisco passes around antidotes to noxious NX-OS code execution bugs

Get your ticket to the Cisco catwalk, sysadmins, and watch Switchzilla strut 24 FXOS and NX-OS software security advisories. Five advisories in the June 2018 Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Security Advisory Collection are dressed in a luscious, Critical-rated red, while the remaining 19 merely hit the High. Four of the …
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Cisco snags potential customer-sniffing biz for an undisclosed sum

Cisco is to slurp up cloudy indoor location services biz July Systems to add to its Wi-Fi platform and boost customer experience capabilities. July Systems, founded in 2001, offers services to track people's locations within buildings through Wi-Fi. The idea is to allow companies to identify customers when they enter a space …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Jun 2018

Cisco opens its network automation system to the unwashed masses

Cisco has opened up its network automation and analytics software, DNA Center, to all-comers. Speaking at the company’s Cisco Live conference this week, its networking and security GM David Goeckeler said access to over 100 APIs would be made available to developers as well as third-party software development kits (SDKs). Its …
Kieren McCarthy, 14 Jun 2018

Cisco, Lenovo see XPoint in slapping Optane drives on hyperconverged kit

Cisco and Lenovo have shoved Intel's Optane caching drives in their hyperconverged systems, and Switchzilla has also added Nvidia GPU support to grant AI/ML apps hyperconverged system access. The Optane and NVMe drive injections are supposed to make these hyperconverged systems perform better than all-flash SAS/SATA SSDs and …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jun 2018
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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins preaches the cloud, but nothing new

Cisco Live CEO keynotes at big vendors' annual gabfests are evangelical events, and Cisco's Chuck Robbins didn't disappoint on that score as he opened this year's Cisco Live. But if customers expected a big reveal of new products or strategies, they would have come away disappointed. Sure, Robbins name-checked the stars of the Cisco …
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Worst. Birthday. Ever. IPv6's party falls flat

Roundup Last week saw celebration in the IPv6 community this week – not because adoption is finally really taking off, but because, umm, look, something must have happened, right? Well, yes, kind of: in spite of first being authored in 1999, IPv6 lay fallow for more than a decade, even though we all knew the world would run out of …
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If you're NetApp-y and you know it, clap your hands. If you're app-y and you know it...

NetApp is adding application layers to its FlexPod stack, and developing a managed service version. Flexpod installations typically integrate Cisco UCS servers, Nexus switches, MDS directors, and NetApp ONTAP boxes, such as the A300 and A700 all-flash and hybrid (flash-and-disk) storage arrays. Now, FlexPod is going vertical …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jun 2018
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Packet mix cake is yum! And so is this mix of packet-related news

ROUNDUP FireEye has borrowed from the credit card industry to try and detect malicious logins. The company's reasoning is that someone in Sydney at 9AM can't legitimately log into a system from (say) Hong Kong an hour later. So the company's announced GeoLogonalyzer to try to detect malicious logins by their source. A “geo …
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Cisco turns to AMD Epyc for the first time in new UCS model

Cisco has decided its UCS server family needs a new member for dense data centres and edge deployments. Behold, therefore, the “UCS C4200 Platform”, comprising the UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis and the UCS C125 M5 Rack Server Node. The 2U chassis can house four of the servers and 24 disk drives, and offers shared power …
Simon Sharwood, 31 May 2018
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Cisco admins: Hold that IOS XR update while you get new software

Update Eight Cisco NCS 6000 line cards need software upgrades, after Switchzilla learned they could be bricked by an IOS XR upgrade. The operating system upgrade in question is IOS XR 5.2.x. What Cisco found is that a number of line cards in the NC6 range with “updated 500 MHz ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM)” could either …
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Advanced VPNFilter malware menacing routers worldwide

A newly-disclosed malware infection has compromised more than 500,000 home and small office routers and NAS boxes. Researchers with Cisco Talos say the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, has been spreading around the globe, but appears to primarily be largely targeting machines in the Ukraine. wifi Wish you could log into someone's …
Shaun Nichols, 23 May 2018
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Pure: Let's be direct about attached storage. Hyperconvergence is not for us

Pure Storage posed widened losses of $64.3m in its Q1 ended April 30, up 12.5 per cent from $57.2m at the same time last year, while it saw an upswing in all-flash array sales. Revenues for its first fiscal 2019 quarter were $255.9m, up 40 per cent on the year. The storage firm also posted an attendant upswing in product and …
Chris Mellor, 22 May 2018

Catalyst 9000 the, erm, catalyst for surging Cisco software sales

Are you sick of hearing about Cisco's transformation yet? Bad news, then: with its Q3 results in, the company's waving its “we're a software company now” flag so high we may have to drop the “Switchzilla” nickname. It helps if the pivot-to-software rides on a highly popular hardware platform: CEO Chuck Robbins told today's …
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Running Cisco DNA Center? Update right now to get rid of the static admin credential

Cisco has issued updates to address a trio of critical vulnerabilities in its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center appliance. The networking giant says DNA Center, a network management and administration box Cisco sells directly to customers, has three flaws that would each potentially allow an attacker to take over the …
Shaun Nichols, 16 May 2018
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Cisco cancels all YouTube ads, then conceals cancellation

Cisco has edited a blog post in which it said YouTube is an unsuitable place for its ads to appear. The post, dated May 9th, said “ Cisco has adopted the most rigorous industry standards to help ensure our online advertising does not accidentally end up in the wrong place, such as on a streaming video with sensitive content or …
Simon Sharwood, 11 May 2018
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Spine-leaf makes grief, says Arista as it reveals new campus kit

Arista Networks has decided the campus network is the next place it wants to irritate Cisco. The company this week unveiled two campus-scale switches in its Spline range – the 7300X3 and 7050X3, which expand its footprint in the important 100 Gbps Ethernet space. In announcing the company's first quarter results recently, CEO …
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Open a port and get ready to download this week's networking news

ROUNDUP What happened in networking this week? One of the more interesting happenings concerns Cisco buying some data. The acquisition looks unusual for Switchzilla: it's a data aggregator called Accompany, which boasts “millions of people and companies” and “real-time profiles for every single Fortune 500 CEO”. Cisco said Accompany …

Quit WebEx now if you want to live! (Bad bugs, not killer slideware)

It's time for Cisco's Midweek Misery, netadmins, with four critical vulns to patch and a slew of others to look over if you have time. WebEx has two nasties, CVE-2018-0112 and CVE-2018-0264. CVE-2018-0112 is a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in two clients (the WebEx Business Suite client and WebEx Meetings), and …

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