Build a virtual test lab

Build a virtual test lab Part 5: Install a router

    When designing a virtual test lab you will most probably think of having more than one network so you can test technologies more accurately. This part is about showing you one of the possible methods to make devices from different networks talk to each other, as by default 2 networks…
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Build a virtual test lab Part 4: Hyper-V virtual switch

    Introducing virtual switches     By now we saw how to create a virtual machine and set it’s settings but having a virtual lab does not mean create just one VM and install everything on it. The next part after you create a VM should be to create another one and so…
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Build a virtual test lab Part 3: Hyper-V VM settings

    With a VM created it is time to explore some of the settings we can configure for it. In this example the virtual machine is Generation 1 but Generation 2 settings are mostly the same. The big difference is that legacy devices are not present anymore and there is an extra…
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Build a virtual test lab Part 2: Installing Hyper-V

    As mentioned in the previous part, I am using Hyper-V for my home virtual test lab because I have Windows 10 and the product is already included. If you also have Windows 10 you may notice that though this feature is included, it is nowhere to be found. This is because…
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Build a virtual test lab Part 1: Introduction

    Why build a test lab?     If you are in college, already working or thinking of a career and believe IT is a good way to go, I say you have chosen a very interesting field. IT has many subdomains, each one fasciating in it’s own way: be it networking, system…
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