Cisco OnePK Topology

In my last post, I showed you how to get Cisco's free OnePK all-in-one VM to run inside Parallels for your testing.  I needed an easy-to-read topology map for quick reference as I do my tests.  The topology map that Cisco put in their documentation is less than ideal.  Below is my diagram.  Some quick notes: The brown ethernet segment ( is the VM Guest segment.  This allows you to access the routers from within the VM using the static IP's assigned to the interfaces. The red ethernet segment (ETH1 / DHCP) is a DHCP-based segment for the VM Host.  This allow you to access th...

Cisco OnePK VM in Parallels

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been bit by the "Automation Bug".  I want to automate everything.  Why?  Well, there are two reasons why I want to automate everything I can: Remove tedious, mundane, and repetitive tasks.  If I can do the same task over and over again, not only do I save time, but I remove any human errors from the equation. Abstract the complexities of the tasks at hand.  This is very useful when delegating the tasks to personnel who may not fully understand or know the intricacies of the steps. This week, I've started to learn about Cisco's OnePK software develop...