10 Easy steps to install Windows 10 on Linux KVM

Saifudheen SidheeqKVM, Linux, Virtualization7 Comments

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 Vmware … Read More

How to install ubuntu 19.04/20.04 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

What is NTP? Configure Routers as the NTP server

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What do you think is the best way for Network hosts to update its clock automatically?The answer to that is to use an NTP server, in this article lets find out what is NTP and its stratum values, and we would also configure Cisco and Comware routers as the NTP public and private servers. What is NTP Server? An NTP … 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 stream videos over the network, meaning you can make your local machine as a video server and stream the … 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

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

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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 … Read More

Step by step guide to install Ubuntu on Virtualbox

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Installing Ubuntu on Virtualbox box is very easy, in this blog, I am going to show you how you can install ubuntu 19.04 on Oracle VirtualBox step by step, this Ubuntu VM also can be integrated into the GNS3 if you are working on network topologies and stuff. Ubuntu VM installation prerequisites. Download and install VirtualBox on your local machine … Read More

6 Easy steps to configure Palo-Alto firewall in Gns3

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When you wanted to practice Paloalto lab by yourself, you have got multiple options. You could try physical gears if you can afford one, else virtualize them. In this blog, we are going to configure the Palo alto in gns3. We are going to install a Paloalto firewall with management IP and one public-facing interface with the internet. There are … Read More

(Solution) RIP not working in IOU gns3

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(Solution) RIP version 2 is not working in IOU gns3

I was working on my CCIE BGP lab the other day using Cisco IOU.While I was at it I had to advertise Loopback interfaces using Rip ver 2 so that I could create IBGP full mesh using the loopback. but it turns out, RIP was not working in my lab. This was the network topology I was working on. Testing … Read More

Arp protocol – Discover how ARP works in the real world

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What is Arp protocol

If you are new to networking you must have heard the term called ARP protocol – address resolution protocol many times.You may be wondering or even confused. Well, what is the ARP protocol and how ARP works in the real world? Before we talk about how arp works we need to know something called a mac address. What is a … Read More