I will be the first to admit that I make mistakes. I make lots of mistakes. But I learned a long time ago that it is not the mistakes that define us but
what we do when we make them. To that point it is both fascinating and infuriating when I enter someone’s network land and find that they have gone out of their way to do nothing to solve their own problem or in many cases to even
build a proper functioning network. So I am going to set out to show the Methods I use to deal with these people and their problems and the Madness that they have brought to the table to cause the issue.
This is going to be a series. Really my first series of posts, and they will all fall under the heading of Method and Madness with some sort of witty little
tagline. I will be pulling on a careers worth of situations that were totally preventable and how we resolved the problem or moved past it.
The format for each of this will be as follows:
Situation: This will be the “lab” Scenario piece of the post in which I outline
the base problem as well as the end goals of the situation. This section will
include a base diagram for use as reference.
The Method: This will be the troubleshooting and resolution phase of the post and
will breakdown the ultimate solution or bypass to the problem.
The Madness: This section will be my analysis of how things got to this point in the first
place. Keep in mind I have no in interest in posting garbage about oh look the senior
network engineer put a wrong static route in at 4am and a junior guy had to find it.
No I am more interested in exposing the issues where a Network Engineer or worse a team could not solve a problem that should be second nature for them to solve. In doing so I hope others will learn from and not find themselves in these situation.
So with all that said look for them. I hope to have the first one out by the end of
the week with about 50 Million other projects so bear with me. I think these will be a great recap for me and both education and humorous for you. I really encourage your feedback on these posts because I am not always right and there are lots of different paths so resolution of a problem.