Category Archives: Test

Comparing Juniper Wistar to Eve-NG

Wistar is a tool to build virtual labs with Juniper gear. The main attraction is its ability to abstract devices consisting of separate machines in a single node in your topology. Wistar belongs in the realm of software like Eve-NG or GNS3 and brings some unique features to the table. Read on to find out more and see how it compares.

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Persistent changes to machines in Eve-NG

When using Eve-NG, most x86-based virtualization happens via Qemu. You place a so-called base image in your Eve-NG machine and that image gets used by all of your nodes. Active nodes exist as a linked clone of the base image. I ran into the need to make some persistent changes to a base image. I did not want to set up another machine just to adjust my images so I figured out how to use my Eve-NG machine to do it. Read on to find out how.
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Setting up the successor to UnetLab: EVE-NG!

I’m happy to bring an update to my previous article about Unetlab. The successor to Unetlab, named EVE-NG, is now released. EVE-NG stands for Emulated Virtual Environment Next Generation and it’s packed with cool new features. I will describe some of them in this article, along with the setup procedure which is very similar to setting up Unetlab.
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Networking lab setup with UNetLab

UNetLab, short for Unified Networking Lab, is a Linux distribution that allows you to build your own networking labs. UNetLab can be seen as a hypervisor for images that are usually run on physical networking equipment or inside separate virtual machines. I wanted to incorporate setting up UNetLab in another article but decided to award the setup process with its own post.

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