ZEN Load Balancer: Simple Traffic Distribution

We will remember “F5” easily when we are talking about Application Delivery Controller (ADC) or Load Balancer product. No wonder if F5 always become a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for ADC category. In this session, I want to share my virtual lab experience while I’m still exploring a load balancer from ZEVENET, or most people call it as ZEN Load Balancer. Basically, they have two type of products in their website. Since I just wanna do a simple testing, I choose Community version which is you can get it for free. Continue reading ZEN Load Balancer: Simple Traffic Distribution

Installation OpenCV in LinuxMint (Rosa)

OpenCV has been used by many people to deploy Image Processing which can support general programming languages, such as: C/C++, Java, Python, etc. Actually, we’ll find a lot of tutorial outside there how to install OpenCV. In my case, however, I’d like to make my own notes about how to install it in my OS (LinuxMint-17.3). Since It’s a bit tricky and many dependencies library you need to install before. OK, let’s check it out:

Step.1 – Update System (OPTIONAL! If your system has been updated before, you can jump to the next-step)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step.2 – Install Compiler

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake

Step.3 – Install IMAGE Manipulation Libraries

sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev libjpeg-dev libwebp-dev libpng-dev libtiff5-dev libjasper-dev libopenexr-dev libgdal-dev

Step.4 – Install VIDEO Manipulation Libraries

sudo apt-get install libdc1394-22-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libtheora-dev libvorbis-dev libxvidcore-dev libx264-dev yasm libopencore-amrnb-dev libopencore-amrwb-dev libv4l-dev libxine2-dev

Step.5 – Install Supporting Math Libraries

sudo apt-get install libtbb-dev libeigen3-dev

Step.6 – Update Python Language & Java

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-tk python-numpy python3-dev python3-tk python3-numpy
sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib
sudo apt-get install ant default-jdk

In my previous case, I have updated my JDK. So, I just skip the “default-jdk” in the last command above.

Step.7 – Compiling OpenCV
First, you can download the OpenCV source from here. In my case, I’d like prefer to choose version 3.0.0 as suggested by some articles outside there because it’s easier and more stable to install. I put the source file and unzip it in /home/Projects folder as my working directory.

cd opencv-3.0.0/
mkdir build
cd build

Make sure you already inside build folder of your working directory (/home/macgyver/Projects/opencv-3.0.0/build). Then run this command to start compiling.

make -j4
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig

Now, your OpenCV is ready to use and enjoy it!


Cara Install Mininet di VirtualBox

Pada posting sebelumnya saya sempat membahas tentang SDN & OpenFlow, kali ini saya ingin sedikit berbagi tentang pengalaman teknis cara menginstall Mininet. Apa sih Mininet itu? Mininet adalah sebuah salah satu tools emulator utk. pengembangan SDN.

Mungkin sebelumnya sudah ada yang menggunakan software simulator network seperti PacketTracer atau GNS3. Naaah… Mininet ini ga jauh beda seperti GNS3 yang biasa kita mainin buat simulasi jaringan, cuma bedanya di Mininet ini kita ga butuh yg namanya IOS perangkat. Defaultnya sih ga ada tampilan GUI, jadi kebanyakan CLI.

Berikut list aplikasi & spesifikasi Laptop yang saya gunakan utk. menjalankan Mininet via VirtualBox:

  • Pentium(R) Dual Core @2.1 GHz
  • RAM 2 GB
  • Harddisk 250Gb
  • Windows XP Sp3
  • VirtualBox v4.3.x –> Download
  • File image Mininet v2.1.0 –> Download

Ok, jika sudah siap…

Kita langsung aja ke TeKaPe, caranya cukup simple kok tinggal ikuti langkah-langkah berikut:

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