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Networking Labs with Vagrant

Vagrant is a word that I’ve heard from time to time over the last couple of years. I knew the high-level concept but never really saw a use case, until now. My previous project had me setting up a VM on an ESXi box, taking a snapshot of a clean install and manually restoring the VM to the snapshot state every time I wanted to do a new test of my code. Standing up a single VM with a single snapshot isn’t that bad but it doesn’t scale. My next step is standing up labs with multiple machines. Vagrant can support a sensible workflow for those labs. Read on to find out why and how.

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OpenBSD firewall with pf using Ansible

I’ve created an Ansible project that can be used to configure and manage an OpenBSD firewall running pf and dhcpd. The project can be found here on Github. The playbooks can be used to bootstrap a fresh install, do all of the setup and configuration tasks and make changes later to a running system. All of the state is put in the variables under host_vars.

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Tips and tricks for a mobile EVE-NG lab

Most of my lab work gets done on a laptop these days. I like to run an EVE-NG lab and connect it to several other VM’s. There are some challenges in doing that on my mobile Windows device as compared to having a dedicated ESXi box for it. Most of those challenges are now solved so I’d like to share some of my findings.
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