I wanted to add a Virtual Router into my portable Lab – the reason for this was, I want to have a bunch of my VMs on a Private Network for testing – but no and again I want to patch them or give them temporary access to the Internet. For this I am going to use a VyOS Virtual Machine and test with an Ubuntu Server I have. I am using VMware Fusion on my Mac but the same process can be used in Workstation but using the Network Editor
For this example, I have created a Custom Network 192.168.10.0 and called vmnet3
Now we have the Networking in place, we need some Shared Storage. Im going to refer to a few older posts of mine to set this up with FreeNAS which works really well. I may look at other solutions at some point but for now this does exactly what I need.
This post will cover the setup of the Hosts networking. I plan to simulate (as much as possible) a real world deployment, so separating all traffic over different networks. This will mean adding a few additional Interfaces to each Host and deploying a few Virtual Switches to them also.
The first thing I need to do is add a few Network Interfaces to each of my Hosts, Im going to add 3 Interfaces; 1 for Shared Storage, 1 for FT and 1 for vMotion.
Open up Virtual Machine Settings and select Add…
Select Yes if the User Account Control appears (more…)
The next step is to spin up a Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller – this will provide DNS and Active Directory.
I provisioned the VM with 2GB RAM, 1 Processor and a 50GB HDD (this may need tweaking but should be enough to get started) and I have mapped the ISO. When you deploy the Server make sure you set a complex password for the Administrator account before starting the AD configuration as it will “promote” your local administrator account to a Domain Admin.
The first thing Im going to do is run an Update (as this Server will not be connected to the Internet after this point). At the moment it is connected as Host-Only, so I need to change that to Bridged (more…)
Im now in the process of building up my Virtual Lab (I’m pretty excited about this as I have been out of the Virtualisation arena for a few years, so this will be an opportunity to learn whats new in 6.5 and also have a good play with Hyper-V) – My Home Lab Hardware is now in place and I have upgraded my VMWare Workstation to 12.5 (Current latest version)
The overall plan for my Lab is to run a small vSphere 6.5 and Hyper-V Environment for various reasons (mainly my new role – which i will post about soon) all contained within VMware Workstation.
I have a few SMB Shares running in my Home which i wanted to access from one of my Ubuntu Desktops. The Share in question was a Software repository on my NAS and so in my instructions you will see software or sw referenced, these you will have to change with your equivalent.