Today on Heavy Networking we get into home labs. Specifically, we’re going to discuss building and using a lab with virtualized Juniper gear in EVE-NG. Our guest is Christian Scholz, who has written and presented quite a bit on this topic.

We discuss:

* Lab location

* Lab hardware and software

* Why he chose EVE-NG

* An on-prem lab vs. the cloud

* Getting JunOS images

* Lab expenses

* More

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Show Links:

@chsjuniper – Christian Scholz on Twitter

Christian Scholz on Mastodon

NetChron – Christian’s YouTube channel – Christian’s blog

Christian Scholz on LinkedIn

Christian Scholz on Xing

Slides from EVE-NG talk (19.10.2021) – Christian’s blog

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