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Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (2)

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In my previous post “Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (1)“, I tested the importing both OVA and VMDK file into Workstation and ESXi, but both ways failed. Those files are found and downloaded from Internet for only testing purpose. I believe those are good files and somebody has tested them. The only reason for my failure is because I am not using a right way to do it. In my old testing posts I have tested…

Install Vmware vCenter into ESXi 5.5 and Reset ESXi into Evaluation Mode

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VMware vCenter Server provides centralized visibility, proactive management and extensibility for VMware vSphere from a single console. The easiest way to deploy vCenter server is to use vCenter server appliance, which is a Linux-based virtual appliance used to manage vSphere. Following steps shows the procedures how this virtual appliacne deployed into ESXi environment. 1. Download Software There are a couple of options you can download.a. Download .iso file to install vCenter into windows / linux environment.b. Download .ova virtual appliance…

Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (1)

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Cisco released ASA Software Version 9.4(x) on March 2015. Thre are some new features from release note in the Cisco website. I am going to give it a try to add it into my testing environment using Vmware workstation or ESXi. Some old ASA versions have been tested in my previous posts:Here are all related posts in this blog: ASA 8.02 in Vmware Workstation ASA 8.42 in VMware Workstation ASA 9.21 in Vmware Workstation 10 Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM…

Workaround for Windows XP VMware vSphere Client Connecting to ESXi 5.5

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Just found the vSphere client is no longer compatible with Windows XP because it uses increased cypher strengths not available in Windows XP when connecting to ESXi 5.5. Later versions of windows will work, and there is a hotfix available for Windows 2003 server machines that fall foul of this change. 1. Symptoms 2. Solutions Refer to Vmware Support KB:vSphere Client and vSphere PowerCLI may fail to connect to vCenter Server 5.1 and 5.5 due to a Handshake failure (2049143)…

Workaround for can not Edit Virtual Machine Settings in VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5

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After upgraded ESXi to 5.5, some VMs got following screenshot error when tried to edit the configuration. “You cannot use the vSphere Client to edit the settings of virtual machines of version 10 or higher. Use the vSphere Web Client to edit the settings of this virtual machine “   The solution is to use vSphere Web client. The workaround for me is in following two methos: 1. Change virtualHW.version to 9 or lower In ESXi, Remote VM from Inventory…

OpenWRT in Vmware as a light weight router and virtual host

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OpenWrt is a Linux distribution for embedded devices and provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. Also for me, it is perfect for running OpenWRT as a small router or virtual host in my virtual rack. I was using BSD Router (BSDRP) for this purpose quite a while. Now it seems better one coming. To make a mark on it, I list all steps regarding how to load it in the vmware workstation. 1. Download the package from https://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1/x86_generic/openwrt-x86-generic-combined-ext2.vmdkMD5Sums: …

Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V5 (newer version from Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V3)

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I was using Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V3 from flyxj for quite a while. Recently found Cisco L2 L3 IOU Rack V5. Not much difference except more devices in it for more complicated topology. 1. Vmware 10 workstation Configuration: a. Create a custom linux vm with an existing virtual disk in your download file.  b. Remove other unused hardware such as sounds, printer and usb. Add two more network cards. 2. After vm created, launch this vm. Here are…

ASA 9.21 in Vmware Workstation 10

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There is old post “ASA 8.02 in Vmware Workstation “ in this blog posted on Dec 2011. Anothe post “How to Make your own ASA 8.42 in VMware”.  Here are all related posts in this blog: ASA 8.02 in Vmware Workstation ASA 8.42 in VMware Workstation ASA 9.21 in Vmware Workstation 10 Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (1) Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (2) Cisco ASAv 9.5.1 200 and ASDM 7.5.1…

Use Serial Port in Virtual Machines Running on Vmware Workstation and ESXi

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1. Using Serial Port in the VMs running at Vmware Workstation Named Pipe TCP Proxy is the one I am using on my laptop to connect to Named pipe on my Vmware Workstation VMs.  The Configuration looks like following: Virtual Machine’s Settings  Named Pipe TCP Proxy’s Settings  SecureCRT’s Settings 2. Using Serial Port in the VMs running on ESXi In ESXi, it is already built-in feature for Vms.  ESXi VM’s Settings – Near End is set to Com1 and Server…

My Cisco IOU Racks – from flyxj IOUv3

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My Cisco IOU Racks:– from flyxj Vmware configuration: I have modified Interface IP to match my local configuration: Root password is flyxj.cn Change IOUv3 interface ip command: root@flyxj:~/LAB# ifconfig eth0 192.168.80.160 This is topology looks like. Totally there are six routers and four switches. Good enough to finish most routing / switching lab. Enabled R1 and R2. Now it shows green in the topology. root@flyxj:~/LAB# ifconfigeth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0c:29:df:93:07           inet addr:192.168.80.159  Bcast:192.168.80.255  Mask:255.255.255.0 …