How to simulate a host in a real network?

How to simulate a host

Like some other posts, I didn’t think I would write this one because it seemed obvious. But, after talking to a lot of engineers and customers, I realized that not everyone knows this trick. So here it is. The question is this: how to simulate a real host in a physical network environment when you don’t have computer at your disposal? Well, let’s take an example.

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How to install EVE-NG on Microsoft Hyper-V

Recently, my license for Cisco VIRL expired and I wanted to test alternatives to have a lab on my laptop. I got used to install the client and the server parts of VIRL on my laptop, to not have to worry about connectivity when I want to do a lab or a demo to a colleague or a customer. With the exceptional opportunities of the different cloud solutions actually, this is probably not the best solution, but it suits me well for a small lab and I’d like to continue…

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Taking the CCIE lab exam in Brussels

As I took four times the CCIE lab exam in Brussels, I am happy to share my experience of the exam location, the test room, how to get there and the nearby hotel. No, I will not share any information about the exam content, so please don’t ask about it. Before leaving Book your exam, your flight or train, and your hotel well in advance! Like at any Cisco exam your identity will be verified at the entrance, so be sure you have two IDs with you. Take also a…

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