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How to Create Virtual Machine in Proxmox? | Step by Step.

Proxmox is one of the popular open-source hypervisors out there. It is entirely free for anyone to use, including their home lab and enterprise setup. If you are planning to install Proxmox on an enterprise network, you must get the support that will add some cost, and there are different options available for you to …

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How to Install Proxmox VE Using a USB? | Step by Step.

I run multiple VMs in my home lab, mainly I use KVM to run the virtual machine, and now I moved to Proxmox VE, which is again based on Linux KVM. But more polished software similar to the commercial VMware ESXi. These days, most servers don’t require a physical CD Drive, even a USB thumb …

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How to Install PfSense on Proxmox? | Step by Step.

When you come from a production network, you might think, what if you had a firewall, virtualization platform available in production network gear is available for free? Wouldn’t that be great? That way, you can build your home lab with those gears, right.? That’s when opensource comes to our help. For a free Opensource firewall, …

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How to Install RedHat Linux 8 on VirtualBox? | Step by Step.

Installation of Redhat in a lab environment is the best option to learn about the RedHat operating systems. These days you don’t require a server to install Redhat operating system. You can use your laptop or PC and install any hypervisor in it and install the OS. As long as the hypervisor is installed that …

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How to install RedHat 8 on VMware workstation?

We have covered the installation of Ubuntu Linux on the Vmware workstation in the past. Both the Desktop and the server version of it. This blog will look at how you can install Redhat enterprise Linux on a VMware workstation. Read also,How to install Ubuntu 20.04 server on VMware workstation?10 Easy Steps to install Ubuntu …

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How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 20.04?

The VirtualBox guest additions are like a driver installed on a PC. It improves the virtual machine’s performance and allows easy usability of the virtual machine. In the last couple of blogs, we have taken a look at how you can install ubuntu desktop and Server on VirtualBox. In this blog, we will look at …

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How to Install Windows 11 on ESXi? | Step By Step.

Unlike Windows 10, in Windows 11, Microsoft increased the security on the operating system by adding TPM and Secure boot as the mandatory requirement to install the operating system. The problem is that most of the servers out there don’t support TPM out of the box, and you need to buy separate hardware and install …

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How to Install Ubuntu Server 20.04 on VMware ESXi?

Ubuntu server is the common Linux operating system found in most server infrastructures. Maybe you want to run a web server in your environment and allow access to end-users. You could also use it as an FTP server, mail server, and so on. When I started with KVM, I initially installed the Ubuntu server on …

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How to Install PfSense on VMware ESXi? – Step by Step Guide.

We have covered PfSense installation in different hypervisors in the past. When someone tells you about virtualizing PfSense in a bigger network, the first thing that comes to your mind is the VMware ESXi, which is the type1 of hypervisor built only for running Virtual machines. In this blog, we will look at how you …

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How to Bypass TPM and Secure Boot to Install Windows 11?

When Windows 10 came out, the minimum requirement to install the OS was basically the Memory, CPU, storage, etc. However, that was not the case when Windows 11 launched. You need to meet the minimum hardware requirement, and TPM and secure-boot must be supported too on the machine to install the operating system. Can Windows …

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How to Setup Pfsense PPPoE WAN?

PPPOE is a common standard that many ISP’s use for providing internet connectivity. It is very popular for consumer networks but not for enterprise networks. However, you will still see some Internet service providers use PPPOE for enterprise networks. It is common because it provides automatic IP assignments, authentication, and bandwidth allocation; moreover, it provides …

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How to Configure OPNsense DMZ ? | Step by Step.

We have covered multiple blogs related to the OPNsense firewall in the past. In most of the setup, we used to have an OPNsense firewall connected to the internet, and LAN users could go out to the internet using the firewall. Sometimes you would want to configure internet-facing servers on your network. Maybe you want …

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How to Configure VLAN on FortiGate Firewall?

Many of the FortiGate appliances come with enough ports for you to configure the network. There are times you might be running out of ports and want to configure another network on the FortiGate firewall, so how do you deal with that type of situation? We can configure VLAN on the FortiGate firewall to configure …

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How to Configure DMZ on the FortiGate Firewall? | Step by Step

We have covered many blogs related to fortigate firewalls in our previous articles. However, it was just the LAN interface connected to the internet in most configurations. But what if you want to add an internet-facing server to your network? In some scenarios, you would want to add servers to the network and allow access …

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How to Connect PPPoE on Windows 11?

PPPOE protocol is a common way to connect to the Internet for most consumer networks. It provides more flexibility to the ISP, and it can easily manage your connection by using authentication, subscription, bandwidth usage, etc. Usually, you will have an ISP cable connected to a modem; it could be fiber or DSL, which gets …

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How to Configure IPsec Site to Site VPN Between FortiGate and PfSense?

In my previous blog, we have covered plenty of articles related to the pfsense firewall, which is a great firewall if you want to use it for your home purpose. However, suppose you’re going to use it for commercial use. In that case, you cannot use custom hardware with pfsense in it. As per the …

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How to Configure IPsec Site to Site VPN on FortiGate Firewall?

In the last blog post, we have looked at how you can configure Fortigate port forwarding for HTTPS, SSH, and RDP traffic. But that’s not the secure way to access the resources in the corporate network. If you want to have highly secure connectivity between two sides over the Internet, you either need to use …

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How to Configure FortiGate Port Forwarding?

Port forwarding is a popular feature many networks use to allow access to your servers inside your network over the public internet. It is used primarily for the webservers, where you want to expose ports 80 and 443 to the public. However, it is used by many other applications as well. In this blog, we …

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How to Deploy FortiGate Firewall on AWS EC2?

The FortiGate Firewall is one of the popular next-generation firewalls used by many worldwide on-premise and cloud data centers. With the FortiGate Firewall, you can not only secure your branch or cloud network, but you can also connect your branches using site-to-site VPN and SSL VPN. In this blog, we are trying to see how …

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Build a FortiGate lab using GNS3 – Step by Step Guide.

In our last blog post, we covered how you can install a FortiGate firewall in GNS3, and in this blog, we are going to continue from where we left off to build a lab with the FortiGate firewall. Below is the topology that we are going to build. The FortiGate firewall WAN interface is connected …

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How to Install FortiGate on VMware Workstation?

FortiGate is one of the popular NextGen firewalls used by many enterprise networks. In this blog, we will install the FortiGate firewall on the VMware workstation. After the installation, access the firewall via the management interface. We will enable DHCP configuration on the LAN side and create basic security and NAT policy to allow the …

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How to Configure PfSense DMZ Setup? | Step by Step

The installation is pretty straightforward when you deploy the pfsense firewall at your home or office network. When the pfsense has more than a single interface, it would automatically pick up the WAN and LAN interface. You connect the ISP to the WAN interface of the Firewall, configure the WAN side on the pfsense. The …

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