Category: Networking

Hypervisor networking using Open vSwitch – Part 1 – Setting up basic vSwitch

Lately I’ve been toying around with the idea of finally putting more effort into learning ins and outs of CheckPoint VSX systems. Basic deployment technically allows us to rely only on physical interfaces to set up the chassis but I wanted to make sure I have something that reflects most common setups (because in 99.9% of cases you will encounter VSXes simply connected to a switch over a trunk port and very little physical cabling).

In this article you will learn how to add a basic virtual switch, as well as to move some of your interfaces to it.

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Route-based VPN between OPNSense and StrongSwan

Today I’ve spent a little bit of my time to figure out how to move away from policy-based VPN in favour of a route-based one instead. I was eyeing the concept for a while now and wanted to use it in my home lab to solve a couple of problems I was trying to turn a blind eye to. Without further ado, please follow the guide below to set up a route-based VPN between a StrongSwan-based peer (on RPi 3+) and an OPNSense appliance.

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