Creating a virtual cisco router (VMWare ESX + GNS3 + Linux)

Trying to do more with less is definitely one aim that virtualising helps you achieve. There are quite a bit of guides on how to use GNS3 to build a virtual cisco lab. There are also very good guides that explain how to bridge your physical LAN to the virtual cisco lab. A really good … Continue reading Creating a virtual cisco router (VMWare ESX + GNS3 + Linux)

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Networking tips in VMWare ESX server

Two notes to make here : regarding VLANs and regarding virtual routers ################################################################################## VLANs Ran across a very useful nugget of information. VMWare ESX server allows you to define virtual switches, but it also allows you to assign a particular switch a VLAN ID. In other words, any traffic that originates from virtual machines that … Continue reading Networking tips in VMWare ESX server

Creating Linux USB sticks

This used to be a non-trivial operation, the user needing to know which files to copy and so on. The program unetbootin automates the process of creating a bootable USB image from most linux distributions. The program can be downloaded from here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Most of the major linux distributions (and then some) are included in … Continue reading Creating Linux USB sticks