Network Configuration Management: The Benefits & Importance

Configuration management is one of those network management topics people often neglect. It’s not very exciting—but it’s incredibly important. Here's why.

Kevin DooleyJun 27, 2022

Is it Time to Retire Your VPN?

Back to the question at hand: Is it time to move on from VPN? For an enterprise-wide greenfield deployment or network refresh? Sure,…

Ryan LaFlammeJun 7, 2022
NVDR Report

Financial Networking From the Edge

Networks that power financial services are fast becoming one of the most exciting areas for edge networking. Financial services…

Lemna ManoharanMay 17, 2022

What is Network-as-a-Service (NaaS)?

The flexible consumption model (FCM)—or as we know it—the everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) model, has steadily, but modestly, taken a…

Lawrence PopaFeb 3, 2022

What is a Backplane? A Network Backplane Throughput Primer

Understanding what backplane throughput is, and it’s related concepts, can help you better design and troubleshoot your network.…

Lawrence PopaJan 26, 2022
O’Reilly Report

Preventing Network Configuration Drift

A cynical network engineer might say, “configuration drift happens when you take the day off.” Someone changed something they…

Steve PetryschukJan 25, 2022

Network Basics: Configuring Interfaces on Ethernet Switches

As a network administrator, you'll likely configure interfaces more than any other thing. Learn how to do it right and stay in control of…

Ethan BanksJan 11, 2022

How Not to Break Your Network With Updates

Given the risks, you can’t blame the paranoid network engineer that doesn’t want to change or update anything. The problem is that…

Steve PetryschukNov 18, 2021

Dealing with Rogue DHCP Servers

First, understand what a Rogue DHCP server is, how it works, and how it can threaten your network. Then, techniques to prevent them.

Steve PetryschukJul 13, 2021
Command Center (N-Able)

What is Network Optimization? 8 Reliable Techniques

Maintaining an optimized network requires a set of tools and techniques to ensure efficient bandwidth management, latency, and network…

Steve PetryschukJun 1, 2021

Network Design and Best Practices

Trying to learn more about network design and best practices? Auvik explains how to design a network and lists our design best practices…

Steve PetryschukApr 7, 2021

5 Steps to Configure Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Follow these 5 simple steps to configure Cisco AnyConnect VPN on ASA firewalls for your network.

Kevin DooleyMar 2, 2021

Configuring and Troubleshooting Multicast Protocols

There are two important protocols required to get your network to forward multicast packets. Here's how to configure & troubleshoot them.

Kevin DooleyNov 10, 2020

How to Configure Syslog on a Cisco Device

Every modern network device has at least some syslog capabilities. Learn all you need to know about how to configure syslog on Cisco…

Kevin DooleyJun 2, 2020

Next Time You Configure or Update Your Network Interfaces Use This Checklist

Our checklist covers the key things you’ll want to consider the next time you’re configuring network interfaces or refreshing your…

Ray PatelApr 23, 2019

Network Segmentation: What It Is & How It Works

Network segmentation—breaking a network into smaller chunks—improves network visibility, monitoring, security, and performance.…

Steve PetryschukApr 9, 2019

How to Configure IPv6 on Cisco Devices

In this followup to What Every Network Admin Should Know About IPv6, network engineer Kevin Dooley shows you how to enable and configure…

Kevin DooleyMay 19, 2015

What Every Network Admin Should Know About IPv6

IPv6 comes pre-enabled on a lot of network devices — that’s dangerous unless you’re in control. Here’s what you need to know to…

Kevin DooleyMay 12, 2015

Configuring SSH on a Cisco Device

SSH (Secure Shell) is a command line interactive interface, similar to Telnet, but encrypted. Learn how to configure it in 6 simple steps…

Kevin DooleyMar 26, 2014