Wireshark with Vagrant point-to-point (UDP tunnel) links

Vagrant supports three types of networks: public, private, and port-forwarding. The private network type has the option to use a UDP tunnel for a point-to-point link when using the vagrant-libvirt plugin. This connection type is ideal for links between virtual network devices. Refer to the following resources if you need more information: Pseudo-wires With Vagrant and Libvirt vagrant-libvirt Networks Vagrant Private Networks The only drawback with this type of connection is concerning packet sniffing....

February 12, 2020 · 3 min

Cisco CSR 1000v Vagrant Box for VMware Fusion

Why not add the CSR 1000v to round out our collection of Cisco virtual appliances? Similar to the Cisco Nexus 9000v, each instance of the Cisco CSR 1000v requires a considerable amount of hardware resources to run. Again, I recommend a Mac with at least 16GB of memory and a dual-core CPU if you plan to run more than a single instance. Ingredients used in this guide: macOS Mojave (10....

February 13, 2019 · 6 min

Cisco Nexus 9000v Vagrant Box for VMware Fusion

The Cisco Nexus 9000v shares the same software image as its hardware counterpart, so it provides a terrific solution for feature testing and/or network automation. The only caveat is the hardware resources required to run it. I recommend a Mac with at least 16GB of memory and a dual-core CPU. Ingredients used in this guide: macOS Mojave (10.14) VMware Fusion 11 Pro Vagrant 2.2.3 VMware provider for Vagrant Cisco Nexus 9000v Switch Steps 1....

February 1, 2019 · 5 min

Cisco IOS XRv Vagrant Box for VMware Fusion

And yet another virtual network appliance to Vagrantize… Ingredients used in this guide: macOS Mojave (10.14) VMware Fusion 11 Pro Vagrant 2.2.3 VMware provider for Vagrant Cisco IOS XRv Router v6.1.3 The Cisco IOS XRV Router image is available as part of your Cisco VIRL subscription. Steps 1. Convert the disk image format type. The Cisco IOS XRv Router is provided in the qcow2 (QEMU) disk image format. The QEMU disk image utility (qemu-img) is required to convert the disk image to the vmdk (VMware) format....

January 6, 2019 · 7 min

FortiGate Vagrant box for VMware Fusion

Continuing my journey to Vagrantize more virtual network appliances… Ingredients used in this guide: macOS Mojave (10.14) VMware Fusion 11 Pro Vagrant 2.2.2 VMware provider for Vagrant FortiGate-VM The FortiGate VM includes a limited embedded 15-day trial license that supports: 1 CPU maximum 1 GB RAM maximum Low encryption only (no HTTPS administrative access) All features except FortiGuard updates Steps 1. Download and unzip the FortiGate VM deployment package for VMware....

December 26, 2018 · 5 min