Tag Archives: prognostics and health management

I hava a cold. Did I fail?

When a person gets ill, say from a cold like the one I have right now, we tend to slow down, maybe have trouble focusing, or otherwise performing certain tasks. Clearly we function, but not as well as we would … Continue reading

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What is the cure for Diversity Fever?

Everyone seems to have diversity fever. We want to improve the reliability of our engineered solution, or the availability of a network, so we add redundancy, make sure we have diverse access to the service, and so on. Diversity is … Continue reading

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It’s all about Reliability

If you consider yourself an engineer, think about what you do in a very broad sense. Engineering is all about applying scientific discovery and making it practical, useful, and widely used. If you are an Electrical Engineer, for example, then … Continue reading

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Capacity Management, Failure Mitigation, and Where to Start?

Standard mitigation tools are a great place to start with Capacity Management, just like any failure mitigation need. As a telecommunications and IT consultant, we’re often called upon to solve problems. I remember some of my early training that suggested … Continue reading

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Reliability Society Denver Section Meeting on Reliability Based Steel Sheet Pile Assessment

On Thursday, November 29th, the Denver Section of the IEEE Reliability Society enjoyed an evening of professional discussions and networking, with a very interesting technical talk from Dr. Rui Liu, a drawing for a book by Gregg Hobbs, and pizza … Continue reading

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Network Capacity Management and the Trouble with Change

While working parallel projects on different sides of the Capacity Management (CM) problem, I’ve noticed a rather large disconnect between the way some networks operate and the assumptions hidden with the monitoring tools in use. Stable networks are the ideal … Continue reading

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FMECA with Wireshark

Returning from Sharkfest, I found that my laptop’s configuration must have changed. The laptop, running Windows 7 home version, was now not able to see a few of the non-windows machines on my network, including the NAS. Assuming the cause … Continue reading

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Capacity management’s slippery slope, and into analytics

Capacity Management (CM) from a telecommunications and IT perspective has a fairly broad meaning, sometimes overlapping some related terms. While understandable, it is unfortunate because of the confusion it causes. But no worries, as we can sort it out pretty … Continue reading

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