VOIP HOME LAB - Part 1.5.2 Open vSwitch and VMware Workstation Configuration

In a previous tutorial we described how are the network devices and virtual machines connected in our VoIP home lab network. We will continue with Open vSwitch and VMware Workstation configuration. 1. VMware Workstation Configuration Start VMware Workstation. $ sudo vmware a) Create new host-only interfaces By default three VMware interfaces – vmnet0, vmnet1 a vmnet8 are […]
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VOIP HOME LAB - Part 1.5.1 Open vSwitch Configuration - Introduction

So far we have installed Windows 7 and Linux Core on VMware Workstation virtual machines. We want to connect these virtual machines into our VoIP home lab. To do this a central connection point must be deployed on the computer where virtual machines are installed. The point must be able to assign traffic from virtual machines to different VLANs and tag […]
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VOIP HOME LAB - Part 1.4 Linux Core 5.x x86 Installation on VMware Workstation

This is another tutorial from the series of articles that describe how to build network infrastructure for voice home lab. The tutorial shows installation of Core 5.1 x86 Linux on VMware Workstation 10. Installation of Linux Core on Qemu is explained here and here in more detail. Although both installation methods achieve the same result, the first method […]
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VOIP HOME LAB - Part 1.1-3 VMware Workstation on Debian Linux, Windows 7 on VMware Workstation and CIPC Installation

You are reading the second from the series step-by-step tutorials that can guide you to build a network infrastructure for your home voice lab. The tutorial explains how to install VMware Workstation 10 on Debian Linux and installation Windows 7 on a VMware virtual machine. Afterwards Cisco IP Communicator – CIPC will be installed on Windows. Note: […]
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VOIP HOME LAB - Part 1 Building Network Infrastructure

In the tutorial we are going to setup network infrastructure for a voice lab based on Cisco Unified Communication Manager – CUCM. First we install VMware Workstation 10 on Debian Linux. Afterwards Windows 7 is going to be installed on VMware virtual machine. Once Windows installation is finished a Cisco IP software phone 7960 – Cisco IP […]
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Connecting Open vSwitch running on Debian to Cisco Catalyst 3550 via trunk

In a previous tutorial we showed how to install Openvswitch on Debian Linux. At the end of tutorial we created a script that loads openvswitch module in to the Linux kernel, starts and initializes configuration database and starts daemon ovs-vswitchd. In this tutorial we will connect our Openvswitch to Cisco Catalyst 3550 switch via 802.1q trunk. […]
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Debian cannot mount USB external disks with NTFS file system automatically

After Debian Wheezy installation I noticed a strange problem that prevented USB disks with NTFS file system to be automatically mounted. USB sticks with FAT 32 file system were mounted correctly without any intervention. Using Google to find a solution I realized that other users experienced the same problem once they had installed Debian from USB stick. In fact, […]
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Openvswitch Installation on Debian

OpenvSwitch is a production quality open source software switch designed to be used as a vswitch in virtualized serverenvironments. A vswitch forwards traffic between different VMs on the same physical host and also forwards traffic between VMs and the physical network. Open vSwitch supports standard management interfaces (e.g. sFlow, NetFlow, IPFIX, RSPAN, CLI), and is […]
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GNS3, Qemu, VirtualBox and Dynamips on Debian

GNS3 is based on Dynamips and Dynagen (a text-based front-end for Dynamips) to create a complete virtual Cisco network, adding many additional features and most importantly making it easy to create, change and save your network topologies. It also supports Qemu virtualizer/emulator and VirtualBox. The tutorial shows installation of Qemu and Dynamips on Debian from sources. […]
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Debian Wheezy Installation

After several years spent with Fedora I’ve decided to try another Linux distribution. My choice fell on Debian that I need to learn because of my work project. The tutorial describes installation of common user applications on Debian. It also offers solution to problems I encountered after Debian Wheezy installation. Please have in mind that is written […]
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