A quick batch script I did to backup configuration files of multiple Alcatel Omniswitch via FTP. In the switch flash all configuration files are named boot.cfg so the script renames each file appending the IP address of the device to avoid conflicts. We start creating a file iplist.txt with all the IP of switches to backup Content Now create a FTP script named ftp.

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Switch configuration includes many tasks, some of them are just boring and error prone. Vlan port assignment on access switches, excited huh? There can be many vlans (clients, printers, access-point, security cameras and more) and it may not be easy to plan the assignments before the actual installation. No my friend! In this installation I was lucky enough to deal with Alcatel switches that have a great feature: auto vlan assignments without the hassle of 802.

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Where the vNic meets the SDN

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