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using routeros as a virtual router

Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:22 pm

I setup a centos machine running kvm & cloudmin for hosting a virtual router and a bunch of virtual linux machines.

The normal ethernet interface sets up as a bridge (br0) which is the uplink for the hypervisor and MT router VM.

Add a second bridge interface (br1) to the kvm hypervisor. The second bridge interface is the "internal network" for the virtual routerOS machine and the interface of the subsequent virtual linux machines behind the router.

Works great.

I even setup a VPN server on the virtual router for remote access to the internal servers.

Replaces a router, switch, and multiple servers with one neat little server.
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Re: using routeros as a virtual router

Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 am

I am trying to do the same... I have vmware and multiple tenants, I am trying to use mikrotik os [the latest version] to route between vms and allow vpn access from outside.
I'm having performance concerns here but I guess i'm gonna have to try.

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