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

Virtual Box – bridging to a wireless NIC

Virtual Box is my virtualization system of choice at home. In previous versions (pre 3.1.4) I was able to bridge the virtual guest NIC to the hosts wireless NIC without problems. Once I installed v 3.1.4, I could still bridge but I noticed some wierd behavior. While I could ping internal hosts without problems, after … Continue reading Virtual Box – bridging to a wireless NIC