Category: Networking

Voice VLAN on HPE OfficeConnect 1920S.

Introduction In this post we will configure voice vlan on HPE OfficeConnect 1920S switch. The switch will be used for connecting Cisco 8851 IP phone, which will detect the Voice VLAN and get an IP address from the correct VLAN. The PC connected through the IP phone will remain in a Data VLAN. The exact

IRF stack configuration (2 x HPE 5130 switches).

Introduction In this article we will setup an IRF stack with two HP 5130 switches that run Comware OS. What is IRF? IRF (Intelligent Resilient Framework) is a proprietary virtualization/stacking technology used in some HPE switches. It has been developed originally by H3C, but later HPE acquired H3C. IRF allows us to interconnect several switches

How to run Cisco router as a virtual machine?

Introduction In this post we will learn how to install and run Cisco router as a virtual machine. Cisco has a special product called CSR (Cloud Services Router) 1000v for deploying routers as virtual machines. You can use these VMs for testing and learning purposes. Cisco supports all popular cloud and virtualization platforms, but I

Port Forwarding on Fortigate

Introduction In this post we will configure port forwarding on a Fortigate firewall running FortiOS 5.4. What is Port Forwarding? Port forwarding is a feature on the routers/firewalls that allows devices behind the NAT to be accessed by external devices. In other words, if you want anyone on the Internet to access a service (e.g.

Mininet Tutorial

What is Mininet? Mininet is a software that emulates virtual network environment with OpenFlow support. It is great for learning, prototyping and testing SDN features and applications.   How to install Mininet? There are several ways you can install Mininet. The easiest and recommended one is to go to https://github.com/mininet/mininet/wiki/Mininet-VM-Images and download the image for your

Tcpdump command examples.

Introduction This post is about tcpdump – packet analyzer that comes preinstalled with any modern Linux distribution. tcpdump allows us to capture packets and either display them in real time or save them to a file for later analysis. We will look at several examples of using tcpdump to learn which options it has and