Swift & Network programmability, a good combo? An introduction.

Swift is commonly known by iOS and MacOSX Software developers as Apple introduced the language in 2014 for MacOSX, iOS, and Linux application development.
In my role as software engineer, I’ve used different programming languages to build small tools, solutions or prototypes. For network programmability,​ I’ve used Java as my primary language. I have my reasons, which I might share later in another post.

FTD 6.2 and Remote Access VPN (anyconnect) configuration

With Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) version 6.2 Cisco has introduced the remote access VPN functionality from the ASA firewall software. For an...

FTD access policy behaviour

In a previous blog I’ve written about the differences between Firepower Threat Defense and ASA software. And although the basic OS appears to be ASA with Snort set in between ASA ingress and egress, some basic concepts of the ASA (or actually the PIX) have dissappeared in FTD. And it will have an impact once you migrate from ASA (with or without firepower) to FTD devices.

Hitting 100% CPU after restore on Firepower Management Center

I recently purchased a new microserver to reduce my power footprint at home. And I had to move the FMC (Firepower Management Center) from the...
Using scrivener as a blogging tool

Using scrivener as a blogging tool

It's been a while since I've posted a blog. Time has just flown by and I can't even believe that it's almost October! I do have enough ideas to blog on but finding the time has been difficult. Today we had an ad hoc coffee hour with the Cisco Champions and the...

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Updating DNA-Center experiences

Updating DNA-Center experiences

So I am in the lucky position that in the past few weeks I've been working with the DNA-Center solution in different ways in a primarily automation focused project. One of the new philosophies of the Cisco DNA-C BU is to deliver updates more frequently and in a...

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New Challenge

New Challenge

This time I'm writing a more personal blog post. In Dutch there's a saying called "Er is een tijd van komen en van gaan", literally translated to "There's a time of arriving and a time of leaving". It is quite often used as an introduction if somebody is leaving an...

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Intent Based Networking is a journey: Tip #1

Intent Based Networking is a journey: Tip #1

In a previous blog post I explained that Intent Based Networking not only intoduces new technology but that it also requires change in the way we operate network infrastructures. And that it is in fact a journey, but how do you get started on that journey? With your...

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Intent Based Networking is a journey

Intent Based Networking is a journey

Although I primarily prepared this blog in advance, last week I presented my session at Cisco Live Barcelona in which I presented three tips to start your journey on Intent Based Networking. In this post I would like to provide a bit more thought about why software...

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