The New Laptop

I just picked up the new Framework laptop a few weeks ago and wanted to write up a quick post to highlight its awesomeness. The Framework laptop does what virtually no other laptop has done for me in the past; allow easy upgrades, in much the same way I’ve been Read more…

My New GNS3 Lab

In an older post about my previous GNS3 lab environment, I wrote about a long standing GNS3 lab environment I had been operating which became cumbersome and difficult to maintain over time. I have since adopted a new lab environment which is easier to maintain, more efficient on my compute Read more…

Expanding GNS3VM Disk Space

So you’ve been labing things up like a mad man on your GNS3 server and you’ve finally ran out of room on your GNS3VM. Be not dismayed, follow the guidance below and you’ll be up and running in no time. From within your hypervisor management interface, power off the GNS3VM Read more…

Backing Up Free ESXi Server

Need to backup the vm’s running on your freely licensed VMware ESXi server? Look no further than Veeam! Traditionally speaking, when it  comes to VMware based hypervisors,  Veeam only caters to vSphere managed environments. With that said, Veeam has released some client side tools to backup physical Windows or Linux Read more…

Graylog IP Address Changes

If your running Graylog and looking to update it’s IP address you need to modify the server.conf file located in /etc/graylog/server/. Update the rest_listen_uri and web_listen_uri sections of the config and restart graylog service Synopsis: Updating the IP address to your Graylog server requires taking a few additional steps beyond Read more…

My GNS3 Hybrid Network Lab

Lets just get right down to it, your success in technology studies comes down to a few key things, not least of which is the self-training environment you build to run the simulations, emulations, or virtualized networks you need to run to get some hands-on. I wanted to share with Read more…

GNS3 + Xshell 5 = Win

For those of you that may not know (and most don’t), there is an excellent freely licensed (for home use) shell, ssh, telnet and serial terminal emulator for the Windows platform that I have been using (when not using my tried and true Secure CRT) for some time now call Read more…