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GNS3 Cloud and VMware Host-Only Adapter

In this post, I demonstrate how to connect a VMware VM to a GNS3 Cisco router via a GNS3 cloud and VMware host-only network without using a Microsoft loopback adapter.

My thoughts on Docker, i.e. Linux Containers

Docker is an open-source project, started by Solomon Hykes of dotCloud, that automates the packaging of an application and its dependencies, and the deployment of such applications inside software containers on a Linux kernel. Currently the technology is being strongly pushed by the Linux community and especially by Red Hat. Unlike hypervisor-based virtual machines, a Docker container does not include the kernel or all the operating system libraries, shells and utilities. Instead, it relies on functionality in the Linux kernel (cgroups, LXC, etc.) to provide resource and namespace isolation. In many ways this is similar to the older Oracle Solaris

Accessing VMware Guest Virtual Serial Port on Linux Host

In this post I show you how to telnet to an emulated serail port of a VMware guest VM running on a Linux host.

Vista VMware Network Connections

By default, VMware virtual network adapters show up as an unidentified network with limited connectivity. This post discusses the underlying reasons and shows you how to resolve the problem either manually or using a Windows PowerShell script.