7 Easy steps to install Ubuntu on KVM

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I have a CentOS machine but there are times I would wanted to switch from CentOS to Ubuntu, how do I do that ? You can have dual boot with both the Centos and the Ubuntu but if you wanted to switch from Centos to Ubuntu then you would have to shutdown the Centos and during the boot select Ubuntu … Read More

10 Easy steps to install CentOS 8 on VMware workstation

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centos 8 installation on vmware workstation

I have covered few blog posts in the past about installing VM’s such as Centos, Ubuntu, Windows on different hypervisors. However, installation of CentOS 8 on vmware workstation was totally different story. When the CentOS 8 came out I thought let me spin up the CentOS 8 on my VMware workstation. Guess what ?, The installation didn’t succeed. during the … Read More

How does DHCP work in the network

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DHCPACK

How does DHCP work in the network? Before we answer that question, we need to understand the different ways of configuring the IP addresses.You could use either DHCP or static IP configuration. You might already know the configuration of IP address statically on a computer. It requires you to go to the network properties of the network hosts and manually … Read More

Nuage NSG bootstrapping – Activation of NSG at the branch – Part 7

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Nuage NSG at the branch

Even though we have virtual Nuage NSG, let’s think for a second that we have got a brand new NSG’s at our branch locations and we are going to deploy them as Branch 1 and two like below. 🙂 Creation of NSG in an Enterprise. Different methods of bootstrapping Nuage NSG. What is Auto-bootstrapping NSG bootstrapping using auto bootstrap. Nuage … Read More

Creation of Nuage SD-WAN gateway (NSG) in VSD – Part 6

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How you install the traditional network devices?A skilled technician would go on to the site to deploy the router and connect cables on them and make sure everything is working.But how to implement SD-WAN gateway? You cannot install SD-WAN gateway in our case NSG (Network Service Gateway) just like that. You would have to do a process called NSG bootstrapping … Read More

Nuage SD-WAN Controller (VSC) deployment – Part 4

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In our last section of the Nuage sdwan lab setup, we had installed VSD, which is the nuage networks VNS management plane. In this section of the lab guide, we would go ahead and install a SD-WAN controller known as VSC (Virtual Service Controller.) Wha is Nuage VSC ? VSC is the Nuage SDN’s controller, which guide or inform the data … Read More

How to create Bridge and Vlan’s in Linux – Nuage SD-WAN lab Part – 2

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nuage underlay network setup

What is the underlay and Overlay network? When it comes to Nuage-SDWAN there are two types of networks that we have to use. First one is called the underlay network and the second one is called the overlay network. The underlay network is nothing but our traditional network which would help us to connect all the network equipment. Once the … Read More

Enable SSH and basic network tools in Ubuntu

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There are few features that are not available out of the box in Ubuntu. One among such feature is SSH. If you ever install Ubuntu on your machine and expect the ssh to work by default, it doesn’t. You would get an error message that says â€˜The remote system refused the connection’ And for me, being from the network background I really needed … Read More

How to transfer files from Ubuntu to Windows?

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How to transfer files from windows to Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu on my VMWare workstation pro, and I realized that I need to transfer some files from my windows host machine to the Ubuntu Guest OS and vice versa. There are many ways you could transfer files from linux to windows . Lets look at the simple and easiest ways to transfer files between windows and Ubuntu. … Read More

9 Reasons Why You Need to Use a VPN

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9 reasons why you need to use VPN

Countries around the world are going above and beyond to protect their citizens from internet threats. One example is that in some countries, which has made it impossible for its citizens to access social media sites. And in some of the western countries, they are using the internet to invade its citizens’ privacy, it only makes sense to protect yourself … Read More

Discover the Netplan network configuration in Ubuntu

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Ever since Ubuntu changed it’s network configuration to netplan from traditional configuration, many of them got so upset. Some of them are very annoyed to the point they even entirely removed the netplan and installed ifupdown back to the system again. So is Ubuntu Netplan going to stay ?, if yes shouldn’t we learn how to configure them on our … Read More

4 easy step to install CentOS on KVM

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CentOS is one of my favorite Linux distros, I have been using them for quite a while for my labs as well as in POC’s. If I have to do some testing in the Redhat production servers I would prefer to use Centos as an alternate as both are identical and configuration looks the same and Centos doesn’t require a … Read More

10 easy steps to install ubuntu 19.04 on VMware workstation 15

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When you are a network engineer or a developer, you may want to test your skills in a virtual environment rather than playing with your machine or production environment. Because you never know what could go wrong. What is VMware’s workstation and Fusion? VMWare workstation pro is a Software program that would let you install different operating systems, be it … Read More

Best way to Stream VLC videos on your local network

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The VLC media player is great if you wanted to watch videos on your computer, tablet, or even on your smartphone. And the best part about this media software is that it not only play videos locally it also helps you play videos over the network, meaning you can make your local machine as video server and stream the videos. … Read More

Easy way to connect GNS3 to the Internet on Windows host

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Internet access on GNS3

The gns3 has evolved from just a simulator for Cisco IOS to a multivendor environment.You can simulate the physical network virtually in gns3 and it works great! Wouldn’t be cool if we can get the host internet access shared to the gns3 that way the devices in gns3 can access the internet and you can do a lot more with … Read More