23rd November 2011
Cisco, Culture of Buggy Code and the Failure of the TAC
Sometimes I read something on a forum that puts a smile on my face. Today was one of those occasions when I stumbled upon this post which was discussing the quality of much of the code that gets released in today’s enviroment.
The above post (which we’ve also contributed to) is directed fairly and squarely at Cisco, however it could easily be directed to a broad range of vendors, including (but not limited to) Juniper, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. We spend huge amounts of times debugging poor software from vendors that should have not been shipped in the first place.
I sense a ground swell of opinion changing here. I just hope the vendors listen, and put software quality ahead of release dates. If it doesn’t work, don’t release it until it does.
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22 November 2011
End-of-Sale for the Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers
They haven’t actually been around for that long, but Cisco have confirmed that the 2100 series Wireless LAN Controllers have gone end of sale. This seemed to be preannounced on their web site a couple of weeks ago, however the EOS annoumcement datasheet didn’t exist at the links provided.
Hardware support will be provided until May 2017, so no mad rush to replace any units you’ve already got.
Replacement products are the 2500 series the datasheet for these is available here
Some initial looks at pricing seems to confirm that the 2500s are the same prices as the 2100s.
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19th November 2011
Cisco Smartnet and code download issues
I recently retweeted (doesn’t that make me sound like I’m down with the kids) a post I spotted on one of Cisco’s forums with another set of people complaining about Cisco’s appalling Smartnet maintenance proceses. I finally feel that I’ve been vindicated as I’ve been banging on about this for years. I’ve tried complaining to Cisco and got precisley nowhere.
The full article is available here.
I just hope someone at Cisco finally wakes up, listens, takes note and actually does something about this.
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