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

How To Configure Netplan Network – Examples

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ubuntu netplan configuration

Ever since Ubuntu changed it’s network configuration utility to netplan from the 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 into the system. So is Ubuntu Netplan going to stay ?, if yes shouldn’t we learn how to configure them on … 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

How To Extend Windows Storage in KVM ?

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extend windows storage in kvm

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 … Read More

Install Latest Ubuntu on VMware Workstation 15 | 10 Easy Steps

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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. Why is NTP important? An NTP … Read More

Best Way To Stream VLC videos On Your 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

The overlay and underlay network lab using SD-WAN

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I have covered what is VXLAN and the differences between the overlay and underlay network here, in this blog we are going to take a look at the overlay and underlay in action using nuage sd-wan lab. The underlay network topology. Below is the actual underlay network, The Branch 1 NSG is connected to two WAN links both from internet … 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