Tag Archives: Cisco Champion

The Power of Community: Job Search Edition, Volume 1

Sitting here in my home office, I’m pondering whether to refer to my career in the present tense or the past tense.  Technically, I’m currently without employment.  It’s been nearly a month since I was let go by my prior … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of PowerShell Advanced Functions

Recently, I published (https://github.com/snoopj123/NXAPI) a community-based PowerShell module so that PowerShell aficionados could interact with Cisco NX-OS switches (specifically the Nexus 5000 and 7000 families) that were running an API package called NX-API.  This API package allowed for sending NX-OS … Continue reading

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Becoming a Leader

Leadership.  We hear this term thrown around but I think few people actually know what it means to be a leader, let alone an effective leader.  Personally, I scoffed at the idea that I would ever be a “leader”.  I … Continue reading

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The Dawn of a New Networking Era

Preface:  I recently attended a Tech Field Day event (Tech Field Day Extra – Cisco Live 2017) and while the event is put on my Gestalt IT, I was not paid nor received any sort of reimbursement from Gestalt IT … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 5

In this blog post, we will finally work our way up to what I’ve tried to accomplish with a combination of PowerShell, Cisco UCS Director’s northbound APIs, and the concept of parallel processing with workflows in UCS Director. The Assumptions … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 4

In this blog post, we will be going over some advanced use cases of PowerShell with Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent.  We will go over a scenario in which we need multiple bits of data returned from a … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS Director and the PowerShell Agent – Part 3

In this blog post, we will be discussing how we can use the Cisco UCS Director macros (also known as variables) from either workflow inputs or from task outputs.  We will also show how these macros can be passed as … Continue reading

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