Category Archives: integration

Crosspost from Pebkac.io – MikroTik CHR in Microsoft Azure (ARM)

This post originally from Pebkac.io and reproduced with permission.

At the time of writing, Mikrotik’s current CHR build is 6.35rc49.

While purported to work in a Hyper-V VM, there are no instructions I could find to get one up and running in Microsoft Azure (with ARM).

Knowing that it should be theoretically possible, given Azure utilises a hypervisor with the same origins as Hyper-V, I went down the rabbit hole. Continue reading Crosspost from Pebkac.io – MikroTik CHR in Microsoft Azure (ARM)

Installing ntop on CentOS 6/Redhat with NetFlow

MikroTik supports exporting NetFlow traffic data via /ip traffic-flow, which can be read using free or paid software.
This guide shows you how to setup ntop (a free option) on a fresh CentOS 6 (or RedHat) install and assumes you have setup a CentOS 6 server that has a connection to the internet.

Continue reading Installing ntop on CentOS 6/Redhat with NetFlow

Bridging ESX Virtual Switch Networks using MikroTik and EoIP/Vlan/VPLS

This is a bit of a different post based on some configuration I did just recently to enable the bridging of a Virtual Switch between 2 ESX hosts.

There is an VMWare option for this called a “VMware vSphere Distributed Switch” however this requires one of the higher end licencing packages so isn’t available on the free or basic packages, but there are many different uses you might have for this,  from simply creating a temporary bridge while you migrate servers to a remote host, or in my case, creating a bridge network across 2 hosts that use a RouterOS vm as the gateway/firewall for the servers. Continue reading Bridging ESX Virtual Switch Networks using MikroTik and EoIP/Vlan/VPLS