Photo credit: @rickrLast year, in our 2018 Network Resolutions contest, this community aspired to install new gear, clean up crazy cables (see photo), get Meraki certified, and even to learn the Meraki API by creating an automated cat door. I know that the cat door project, at least, was completed! (here's the code).
Now it's a new year and time for new resolutions.
Tell us your 2019 New Year’s Network Resolutions. Three lucky winners will receive some fun Meraki swag!
Tell us your Network Resolutions in a comment on this blog post before 12:00pm PST on Thursday (January 10).
We'll select three entries at random to win a Meraki umbrella — it's a nifty two-layer inverted model, perfect for windy days. (UPDATE: The contest is closed, and the winners have been announced!)
Meraki umbrella - folded
Meraki umbrella - unfolded
Good Luck! 🎉 🎇 🎆 🌟
(*) subject to available period of time when silly PCs don't break down for long enough to allow said work to occur... this is rare.
Apparently my goal this year is to move ALL our servers up to Azure, because the cloud makes all worries go away and will instantly solve all of our problems (according to upper management).
My resolution is to be prepared to fix issues that arise and swiftly pass the blame on to those above me in non-IT roles when things don't work out.
Luckily all our sites are set up with MX-84 HA pairs, we jumped on the SD-[b]WAN[dwagon] a couple years back and the vMX is functioning already in Azure, so we have a solid base.
2019 Network Resolutions
- Create cleaner lab setups when providing trainings
- Review network fundamentals (CCNA, CCNP)
- Continue studying Meraki networking technology
I have a few small projects coming up, but beyond that lets be honest, with Meraki alerting enabled there's no need to babysit the network. I guess that leaves me with one real resolution - Sit back, relax, and put on some Meraki swag!
I aim to get my CCNA
to become a platinum reseller for Meraki
to become cissp certified
to get cisco cyber secirity certified
gotta visit the Meraki Headquarters! Also add flash to storage...
Do all the projects on the table and get burned out by July. I will take my umbrella now, thanks.
My New Years' resolutions are to:
- Actually play a round of golf this year
- Replace my MX60 with something faster
- Attend Meraki Bootcamp
I'm not a programmer, nor a web engineer, I am a die hard network engineer. In 2019 I want to deploy and manage my clients via API. I've already started working with, and teaching myself postman, using get API calls to pull information, and put changes. I've been all over create.meraki.io, and developer.cisco.com. I want to soon put these disparate API skills I learned into a full deployment and management set, this will literally reduce my costs for client deployments, and increase revenue on each deployment project. This will also help this dinosaur of a network engineer to freshen my skill set and capabilities.
Obviously with MERAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My New year resolution includes:
Leveraging Meraki Training and tools for more in depth knowledge of Meraki.
Get my MBA with emphasis in Security.
Get my CISSP certification.
1. When we moved into our new building this past year the data/cabling vendor just mounted our Meraki APs willy nilly and some of them are in less than desirable spots (photos for reference). Some of them are mounted into our concrete ceilings. A project this year for me will be to go around and relocate those APs to areas where they achieve better signal propagation. It won't be easy because I have to deal with the concrete but, I'm confident I can do it 🙂
2. Become a CWNA
3. Dig in more on RF characteristics and math to make troubleshooting wireless networks easier (hopefully)
Well, since we cleaned up the switch racks for the last two years of resolutions while Merakifying our network:
I am resolving to:
1. Complete the Merakification of our switching infrastructure
2. Explore wireless outdoors MV solutions to tough security situations
3. Get better firewall redundancy since it is so easy
4. Better understand System Manager capabilities
2019 New Year’s Meraki Network Resolutions
- doing the CMNO tomorrow
- as we have about 300 MR in stock, get them into our retail stores
- swap the last Cisco routers with Merakis
- doing documentation’s 😓 😞
- get more sleep
- earn more money 😛
Update: Passed CMNO, can recommend it to everybody. Learned something.