→INVESTIGATION 1: CONFIGURING A VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)
=INVESTIGATION 1: CONFIGURING A VIRTUAL
PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)=
For the remainder of this course, we will focus on networking involving our VMs. This lab will focus on setting up a virtual
private network ('''VPN'''), connecting our VMs and c7host machine to the VPN, and configuring our VPN to make more convenient to use, troubleshoot and protect. '''Lab 7''' will focus on configuring SSH and making access to the VPN more secure. Finally, '''lab 8''' will focus on configuring mobile (as well as wired devices) via DHCP to automatically assign an IP address.
There are several reasons for creating
'''VPNs'''. The main reason is to '''safely connect servers together''' (i.e. to safely limit but allow the sharing of information among computer network users). This allows for a secure connection of computers yet controlling access to and monitoring (protecting) access to permitted users (discussed later in '''lab7''').
If we are going to setup a private network, there are a number of steps to perform: First, '''define a new private network in the Virtual Manager application'''; and second, '''configure each of our VMs to connect to this new private network'''. In Part 1, we will be perform the first operation. In part 2, we will be performing the second operation for all VMS (graphical and command-line).
Before configuring our network, we want to '''turn off dynamic network configuration for our Virtual Machines''' by turning off the '''"default"''' virtual network. We will then define our
virtual private network.
:'''Perform the following steps:'''