Listing network devices from Cisco DNAC via APIs [DevNet]

If you are studying for your Cisco DevNet certification like I am, be sure to make use of developer.cisco.com. It is completely free to sign up and you get access to tons of labs and resources like the Devnet sandbox. This is particular sandbox is for the Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center (or DNAC as … Read more Listing network devices from Cisco DNAC via APIs [DevNet]

Update & Certifications

I hope that everyone is safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic. Just wanted to share that I’ve finally obtained the following certifications: CCNA Routing and Switching (Finally) AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certified I’ve also been spending time learning: Python Ansible Cisco ACI Docker K8s CCNA Routing and Switching I had first tried doing the … Read more Update & Certifications

Ethical Hacking Final – Fall 2018 (Mission College)

For my final project in my ethical hacking course (CIT016 at Mission College), we had to create a 7 minute video demonstrating a vulnerability with Kali Linux. I’ve decided to showcase a vulnerability of WPA2 by cracking the hashed password and ultimately logging into the wireless network.¬† In order to crack WPA2, you will need … Read more Ethical Hacking Final – Fall 2018 (Mission College)

Ethical Hacking Midterm – Fall 2018 (Mission College)

I am currently taking an Ethical Hacking course at Mission College (CIT016), taught by Micky Pandit. For our mid-term project, we had to create videos on a product and showcase how to install, configure and use it. Upon learning how easy it is to find vulnerabilities and pwn devices, our paranoia got dialed up to … Read more Ethical Hacking Midterm – Fall 2018 (Mission College)

Windows Subsystem for Linux – Ubuntu GUI with xfce

I’ve finally moved on from my Macbook Pro, late 2013 model and onto a Dell XPS13. I have a work-issued MBP with the touch-bar gimmick and absolutely dislike the keyboard. I decided to dual boot the device with Ubuntu 18.04 but what to do so many workarounds due to the NVMe disk in my XPS13 … Read more Windows Subsystem for Linux – Ubuntu GUI with xfce

HTML5 GUI management for KVM hosts

I came across this cool HTML5-based management interface for KVM hosts. Its called¬†kimchi-project (https://github.com/kimchi-project/kimchi/). In this guide, i’ll show you how to install it on an Ubuntu 16.04 host and manage your guest VMs. Pre-installation steps If you haven’t installed quemu, go ahead and do that now. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y … Read more HTML5 GUI management for KVM hosts

verify dhcpd.conf for syntax errors

In CentOS you can check to see if your dhcpd.conf file has any syntax errors before you restart DHCP and it fails to come up. You’ll need to run a command called dhcpd and point it to your configuration file like this: [root@dhcp-server ~]# dhcpd -t -cf /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf   If you run into any syntax … Read more verify dhcpd.conf for syntax errors

Enabling VNC for ESXi

Sometimes in home lab environments you don’t have access to resources like vCenter to look at the guest VM status via console. Fortunately, you can modify ESX to enable VNC to a guest VM and use any computer to get KVM access. Pre-requisites: Network connectivity from your client to the ESXi host Root SSH access … Read more Enabling VNC for ESXi