How To Connect Your VM To The VPN?

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In some of my last blogs, I wrote about how you can install Virtual machines on different hypervisors such as KVM, VMware, VirtualBox, etc. I use the windows machine as a daily driver Virtual Machine on my Ubuntu box; having the choice of both operating systems at a time is excellent. And I can switch between them any time I … Read More

Useful KVM commands

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

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

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

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nuage controller installation

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

Install windows 10 on Ubuntu / Linux mint KVM

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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 … Read More

4 Easy steps to download the windows 10 ISO image.

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Many people asked me lately where can they get the windows 10 iso image, and in this blog I am going to show you how you can downloads windows 10 iso image directly from Microsoft. Note : Though you can download the image for free, you will have to use your own license key later on. Prerequisite Good internet connection. … Read More

How To Install Windows 10 In VMware Workstation?

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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 … Read More

How to find ILO License key already installed – 10 easy Steps.

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Have you ever thought you would wanted to take a backup of the ilo license key and you are unable to find the key using neither ILO CLI console nor ILO GUI ? and Ended up seeing the key like below with just 4 characters of the license shown ? Activation Key xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-ABCDE Then you are not alone, many people … Read More

Setup Hpe comware or MSR in gns3 and Telnet to Putty.

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Most of the network engineers whom I know have worked with mainly Cisco gears and not Hpe Comeware devices, Including myself 🙂 And my transition wouldnt been easier if there was no GNS3. To get familiar with the Comware devices, what I have done is.. I have downloaded and installed Hpe VSR to my gns3. After that it was just … Read More

First Hop Redundancy Protocol – HSRP, GLBP and VRRP

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Let me start off by showing some real life scenarios here, and then we would understand where do we use HSRP, GLBP and VRRP and its differences then we would fix the network. Instead of showing some labs right away. So let’s begin. We have Customer A , they are using a simple network topology as below. A router that … Read More

10 Easy steps to install CentOS 7/8 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

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 Proxy server deployment – SDWAN lab -Part 5

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nauge proxy server diagram

Yes, we are almost there to get everything up and run.! I am building this lab for you guys and at the same time, writing this post, that way I hope everything would be accurate. In this lab, we are going to install the Nuage proxy server, also known as nuage utility VM, so let’s get started. Why Nuage SD-WAN … Read More

How do I enable SSH on Ubuntu?

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install ssh and basic network utilities in ubuntu

There are few features that are not available out of the box in Ubuntu. One 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’ Also if you try to open winscp on your local machine and … Read More

5 easy Steps to change the display resolution in Linux

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When you install Redhat Linux enterprise or a CentOS on a server, by default, it takes the display resolution as 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768. Also, when you go to display settings and try to modify the display resolution, you would be disappointed to see that there are no options available to increase the display resolution either from … 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 should 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

What is an ASN in BGP?- All you need to know about AS numbers

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We all have configured Routing protocols and heard about the term ASN/AS numbers (Autonomous system number). However, when it comes to BGP, have you ever wondered what ASN really is and how you can get one?In this blog, let’s answer what ASN is in the BGP routing protocol, and it’s differences and types. A BGP public ASN or AS number … 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 Windows 10 on Linux KVM

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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

10 Easy Steps To Install Ubuntu On VMware Workstation pro.

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