How to Install OPNsense on VMware Workstation?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Networking, VMware

The Opnsense is a free, open-source firewall that you could use on your home or small enterprise networks. It does the job really well; unlike pfSense, Opnsense is entirely open-source. When you want to test this opnsense firewall, the best option is to build a lab with it or replace it with your home router. In the last article, we …

How to Install Windows Server 2019/2016 on Virtualbox?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Virtualbox, Virtualization

You wanted to test something in the windows server operating system; maybe you want to create a domain controller, a DHCP server, or even a DNS server. The best way to test the windows server configuration is to perform them on a LAB environment. And Some of you may not have lab access, so your available option would be to …

How to Configure Port Forwarding in VMware Workstation?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Virtualization, VMware

Port forwarding is the best way to allow external users to the internal network in the networking technology. And the port forwarding in the VMware workstation is not so different. Instead of allowing the external users on the internet, the VMware workstation allows external users on the local network to the specific port you mentioned on the Virtual machine. You …

How to use VirtualBox Command line?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Virtualbox, Virtualization

When you have a VirtualBox hypervisor installed, there is no doubt that the easiest way to navigate through the VirtualBox is via GUI. It is very user-friendly; even an average user can create and manage a virtual machine using VirtualBox GUI without having prior knowledge on how to manage VM’s. But the fastest way to use the VirtualBox is via …

VirtualBox Port Forwarding: How to Configure Them?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Virtualbox, Virtualization

Port forwarding is a network concept where we allow external users to access some of the network resources located internally. We have covered multiple blogs on how you can configure port forwarding on pfSense and Opnsense firewall. In this blog, we will look at how to configure port forwarding in VirtualBox using the NAT interface. What is port forwarding in …

Virtualbox Network Settings – How to Configure Them?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Virtualbox, Virtualization

When you think about running a Virtual Machine for a lab or testing something out, the first option that will come to your mind would be the VirtualBox. The Oracle VirtualBox is a free open source virtualization platform developed and maintained by the oracle corporation. It is still my free go-to solution when I wanted to spin up some VM’s for …

How To Install PfSense on VirtualBox?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Networking, pfSense, Virtualbox, Virtualization

In some of my last blog posts, we covered the installation of pfSense on BareMetal, meaning on old physical PC, and different hypervisors such as pfSense on KVM, VMware workstation, and so on. In this blog, we will cover how you can install pfSense on a virtual box hypervisor. Since Oracle VirtualBox is free and supports Windows, MAC, and Linux …

How To Install OPNsense On Virtualbox?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Networking, Virtualbox

If you think about an open-source firewall, the first two names that come to your mind would be Opnsense and PfSense firewalls. I have installed pfSense on my old machine, and I am still using it. It works great. When I first heard about the Opnsense firewall, I thought, let me spin them up in my old machine, replacing the …

How To Deploy Linux Mint On VirtualBox?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Linux, Virtualization

The Linux mint is getting more popular and it is gaining same popularity as the Ubuntu Desktop once had. Some of the Ubuntu users even started using Linux mint. Though both operating systems are great with respect to usability, it is hard to predict which one is better over the other. That is still a debatable question. Some users love …

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How To Extend Windows Storage in KVM ?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Virtualization

I have one windows machine that I use as an alternate operating system in my Linux KVM. Recently I noticed that the C drive in my windows got filled up and there is not enough space left to store any more data. If you have a physical box then it is a little difficult, as you have to expand your …

How To Install Pfsense On KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Networking, pfSense

The Pfsense firewall is a good alternative for your home network router. It can even replace the high-end commercial routers at the enterprise network as well. Moreover, it is open source and free too. Unless you are opting for support from netgate. Can I install pfSense on Ubuntu? Pfsense is an open-source firewall based on FreeBSD operating system, and since …

How To Take VM Snapshots In KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux

When I started to work with KVM,  I used to ask myself a question How do I backup and restore a KVM VM?, or How do I revert my virtual machine to its old state, when things go wrong while I am making some changes. In the beginning, I used to copy the image from default libvirt default directory /var/log/libvirt/images/vm.qcow2 …

10 Easy Steps To Install Windows Server in Linux KVM

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Virtualization

You wanted to install the windows 2019 server on a hypervisor and the option that you have right now is to use the QEMU KVM hypervisor. Then you are in the right place. And when it comes to virtualization I love KVM, as it is Open-source and free too. Whenever I had to choose between hypervisors I would always prefer …

Top 10 Virsh Commands That You Can Use in Linux KVM.

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Virtualization

In the last few blogs, I covered how you can install different Operating systems in a KVM host. Now some of you are wondering I got this guest OS installed, but how do I manage it in the command line.In this blog, let’s take a look at some of the useful KVM command line commands which you can run on …

How To Install Windows 10 on Ubuntu KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Ubuntu, Virtualization

I love Ubuntu, especially when I wanted to work with python programming, But I also love windows 10 because of its GUI and the vast variety of software support. In the last blog, I covered how you can install windows 10 on Centos/Redhat KVM. But in this tutorial I going to cover the Debian derivative Ubuntu. And the steps mentioned …

4 Easy steps to download the Windows 10 ISO image.

Saifudheen Sidheeq Virtualization

When you want to install the windows 10 operating system on a virtualized environment or for your personal PC, many wonders where you can get windows 10 iso download, this blog will show you how you can download windows 10 iso images directly from Microsoft. Note: Though you can download the image for free, you will have to use your …

How To Install Windows 10 In VMware Workstation?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Virtualization

When you wanted to test something in your machine its better to use a virtual environment. you can play around with the machine and even if you mess up something with the virtual machine, you can still restore them. Since the VM environment and the physical host environment is separate, whatever you do on the VM environment stays at the …

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How To Install Ubuntu Desktop On KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Latest Posts, Linux, Ubuntu

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 a dual boot with both the Centos and the Ubuntu but if you wanted to switch from Centos to Ubuntu then you would have to shut down the Centos and during the boot …

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10 Easy steps to install CentOS 7/8 on VMware workstation

Saifudheen Sidheeq Linux, Virtualization, VMware

I have covered few blog posts about installing VM’s such as Centos, Ubuntu, Windows on different hypervisors. However, the installation of CentOS 8 on the 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 installation …

4 easy step to install CentOS on KVM

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Virtualization

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 …

10 Easy Steps To Install Windows 10 on Linux KVM

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Virtualization

I usually use the windows vm machine as a jump server inside my labs, that way I can move around the files and stuff quickly, sometimes I install the windows machine on the ESXi host else I would install it on the KVM.  For some, they wanted to use windows machines on their Linux box. They can either install a …

How To Install Ubuntu On VMware Workstation 15/16?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Linux, Ubuntu, Virtualization

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 Workstation pro? VMWare workstation pro is a Software program that would let you install different operating systems, be it a …

How To Install Ubuntu On VirtualBox In Windows 10?

Saifudheen Sidheeq Linux, Ubuntu, Virtualization

If you are using a MAC or Windows 10 as your operating system and wanted to try out a Linux operating system. And you are wondering what is the best Linux distribution out there that you can start with. The answer is Ubuntu desktop, it is a very popular Linux distribution that you can try out if you want to …

How to Integrate VMware, VirtualBox, Qemu Vm’s in GNS3

Saifudheen Sidheeq Gns3, Virtualization

I like to work on physical equipment when it comes to networking, but what if I cannot afford to own one, then the only option is to Virtualise them. I have been running a virtualized environment for both for my Network POC’s and the Lab’s for years now using Gns3. Since Gns3 supports a lot of different ways you can …

[Solution] You need at least 8.6GB disk space to install Ubuntu. The computer has only 2.0GB

Saifudheen Sidheeq Linux, Ubuntu, Virtualization

I was working on a topology where I had to add a Ubuntu desktop client to simulate the end-user machine. I tried to install Ubuntu on the KVM hypervisor. Downloaded the Ubuntu ISO file, moved the Ubuntu-desktop ISO file to /var/lib/libvert/images folder on the KVM server I was working on. Selected network configuration and started the VM installation. There were …