Network Architecture for Lab

For my lab, I am working on a single workstation using Virtualbox.  The lab experiment needs Internet access, but I want to use DHCP, and I don’t want to cause issues with the rest of the network which would make life difficult for the rest of the family.  This requires two things:

1. A dedicated host-only network, provided by Virtualbox, to keep DHCP limited to these machines.

2. A routing device to connect the virtual machines to the Internet.

The final network will look like this:

Home Lab Network Diagram

Future posts will detail the rest of the lab setup, including the routing process and setup of the orchestration master VM.

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