100 episodes

Heavy Networking is an unabashedly nerdy dive into all things networking. Described by one listener as "verbal white papers," the weekly episodes feature network engineers, industry experts, and vendors sharing useful information to keep your professional knowledge sharp and your career growing. Hosts Greg Ferro, Ethan Banks and Drew Conry-Murray cut through the marketing spin to explore what works—and what doesn't—in networking today, while keeping an eye on what's ahead for the industry. On air since 2010, Heavy Networking is the flagship show of the Packet Pushers podcast network.

Heavy Networking Packet Pushers

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

Heavy Networking is an unabashedly nerdy dive into all things networking. Described by one listener as "verbal white papers," the weekly episodes feature network engineers, industry experts, and vendors sharing useful information to keep your professional knowledge sharp and your career growing. Hosts Greg Ferro, Ethan Banks and Drew Conry-Murray cut through the marketing spin to explore what works—and what doesn't—in networking today, while keeping an eye on what's ahead for the industry. On air since 2010, Heavy Networking is the flagship show of the Packet Pushers podcast network.

    HN723: ‘It’s like Legos’: Developing a Network Automation Framework

    HN723: ‘It’s like Legos’: Developing a Network Automation Framework

    Right now, we have the building blocks for network automation, but we don’t have end-to-end designs or complete systems. It’s like having a bunch of Legos but no instructions for how to build your spaceship. Ryan Shaw, David Sinn, and their colleagues in the Network Automation Forum are tackling this problem. Their goal is to... Read more »

    • 43 min
    HN722: Ivan Pepelnjak’s Netlab Eliminates the Tedious Bits of Labbing

    HN722: Ivan Pepelnjak’s Netlab Eliminates the Tedious Bits of Labbing

    One dark day, Ivan Pepelnjak stopped labbing. He just couldn’t make himself yet again go through assigning addresses, building links, putting devices in place, setting up OSPF, BGP, VXLAN, EVPN, etc. before even being able to start whatever simulation or test he wanted to do. But from that darkness arose netlab. Ivan created netlab to... Read more »

    • 59 min
    HN721: Goodbye Network Cowboys, Hello Total Network Operations

    HN721: Goodbye Network Cowboys, Hello Total Network Operations

    The days of network cowboy heroism are over… or at least they need to be. It’s time for network engineering to grow up and standardize how networks are built. Not only will this make life easier for all of us as we inherit networks when we move from company to company, but it’s the only... Read more »

    • 54 min
    What Yale Learned about RADIUS Load Balancing

    What Yale Learned about RADIUS Load Balancing

    Yale’s efforts to load-balance RADIUS servers is a case study in system design for resiliency. First, there was a lone, redundant PSN. Next, F5s load balancers entered the picture. Then the network team realized a feature in IOS-XE was the answer… and brought Cisco along the learning journey with them. Hear it all from the... Read more »

    • 45 min
    HN719: Meet SuzieQ, The Network Observability Application

    HN719: Meet SuzieQ, The Network Observability Application

    Guest Dinesh Dutt introduces his newest creation, SuzieQ. It’s a network observability platform application that has both a free, open source version and an enterprise version. Lightweight, fast, and platform-agnostic, SuzieQ’s use cases include network documentation, troubleshooting, fabric-wide visibility, network refresh and redesign, low/no code validation, audits and compliance, and proactive health checks. Hosts Ethan... Read more »

    • 56 min
    Prisma SASE Gets Clever With TCP For Better App And User Experiences (Sponsored)

    Prisma SASE Gets Clever With TCP For Better App And User Experiences (Sponsored)

    Remote and hybrid work means network engineers have to grapple with lossy residential networks such as home wireless that your work-from-home folks are using to access company resources. Their Wi-Fi sucks, and so their use of corporate resources sucks. Sure, you’ve got them plumbed into a SASE fabric, but that doesn’t fix their user experience... Read more »

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

mister_potato_head ,

Future If Networking

I started to look at networking more with VMware NSX a few years ago. Initially I found it impossible to keep up but this podcast gives me a great understanding of current and future networking news. Keep it up Greg and Ethan!

Hairy51 ,

Worth investing in, great show

I have been listening to the Packet Pushers show for a while now and find it to be consistently excellent. A great way to keep on top of what is happening in the industry.

IcarusII ,

Education with chuckle muscle exercises

This is a great show for keeping up to date with what's happening in the world of IT. Explaining whats going on to make it sound simple only comes from a huge depth of knowledge - they wade through the White papers and marketing volumes of vendors so we don't have to - but all the links are there if we need to deep dive on the subject. A treasure trove for the curious and essential listening for those who need to know all about IT.
Education made to feel like recreation. Thanks to all those involved and long may it continue.

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