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A lot of the dependency for scheduling is the instructor. Instructors have to schedule the time that works for them as well. I sympathize for those who would be taking the training at 1am in the UK. In fact, one of our regulars is in Israel, which means its 0300 for her. No matter what time you schedule, it's not going to be very convenient for someone to attend live.

That's why on-demand is there and counts for attendance. Sure you don't get the benefit of real-time interaction with the CIN community, but then, that's why this board is here as well.

So, really, there's not much overall to be gained by being live, unless you enjoy heckling @Stephen Schneiter or want to listen to my weird jokes. (and you actually can heckle Stephen here and catch my jokes on-demand)

Hope this helps.

And good work, @Lee McWhorter on another TTT kickoff. We're getting good at this...haha

/r
 

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A lot of the dependency for scheduling is the instructor. Instructors have to schedule the time that works for them as well. I sympathize for those who would be taking the training at 1am in the UK. In fact, one of our regulars is in Israel, which means its 0300 for her. No matter what time you schedule, it's not going to be very convenient for someone to attend live.

That's why on-demand is there and counts for attendance. Sure you don't get the benefit of real-time interaction with the CIN community, but then, that's why this board is here as well.

So, really, there's not much overall to be gained by being live, unless you enjoy heckling @Stephen Schneiter or want to listen to my weird jokes. (and you actually can heckle Stephen here and catch my jokes on-demand)

Hope this helps.

And good work, @Lee McWhorter on another TTT kickoff. We're getting good at this...haha

/r
@Rick Butler how are you? Yes, this sheds some light on it. The TTT sessions are great! If I can help in any way, please feel free to reach out to me.
 
@Rick Butler how are you? Yes, this sheds some light on it. The TTT sessions are great! If I can help in any way, please feel free to reach out to me.
I'm doing alright. Busy as _________ but I'm holding my own, so far. How's life on your ranch?

@Stephen Schneiter will probably see this post - he's the guy responsible for rustling up volunteers and such for CIN. If you want to toss your hat in the ring to be part of the TTT instructor pool, I'm sure he'd love to have you. It's always good to have a few folks on hand, in case something unexpected happens.

/r
 
Good morning! Great start with PenTest+ TTT with @Lee McWhorter . I have one question with this TTT. Why is it scheduled to start at 8:00 pm est? Is CompTIA steering away from TTT during the work day?
No steering away from other time slots overall. Just for me. I can't do them doing my work day and since I spend about half my time in the Pacific time zone I have to schedule things that late. Sorry for those inconvenienced by that, but @Rick Butler is correct about the on-demand. Though I do understand and prefer to attend live myself. :) Hope everyone enjoys the TTT.
 
When are the recordings usually available of the sessions and what is the best way to find them after the fact?
I have a feeling I'll need to review the whole GNS3 installation more than once
Thanks
The videos are usually live an hour or so after the sessions ends. You should be able to just use the same link to return to the on-demand sessions. :)
 
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Lee, are you out here in California (Pacific Time Zone)? If so, we ought to do lunch....
I would love to Steve! I'm currently in CA, though leaving early next week. But I'll be back for most of Feb as well. Let's set something up. :)
 
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Couple of things if you are have GNS3 issues.

1) If you get a network adapter error when starting the GNS3 VM, go to settings and change adapter to the Virtual Box Host Only adapter you have.

2) If getting the KVM = False I discussed, you can try this fix:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54251855/virtualbox-enable-nested-vtx-amd-v-greyed-out

In a nutshell, after import of GNS3 VM to Vbox, open a command prompt then

change directory to:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox

Then issue:

vbonmanage modifyvm "GNS3 VM" --nested-hw-virt on

And/or check your CPU virtualization settings are on in the BIOS/UEFI.
 

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    When are the recordings usually available of the sessions and what is the best way to find them after the fact?
    I have a feeling I'll need to review the whole GNS3 installation more than once
    Thanks
    You can use the same link in your calendar for the live session to access the on-demand version.
     
    Yea, I am having the same new install GNS3 VM issues described above. I have been using Kali and other VMs on my (just updated this morning) VirtualBox for quite a while with no issues.... I suppose I will have to dig in to see what I can see...
    Let me know if you have any questions!
     
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    Couple of things if you are have GNS3 issues.

    1) If you get a network adapter error when starting the GNS3 VM, go to settings and change adapter to the Virtual Box Host Only adapter you have.

    2) If getting the KVM = False I discussed, you can try this fix:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54251855/virtualbox-enable-nested-vtx-amd-v-greyed-out

    In a nutshell, after import of GNS3 VM to Vbox, open a command prompt then

    change directory to:

    C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox

    Then issue:

    vbonmanage modifyvm "GNS3 VM" --nested-hw-virt on

    And/or check your CPU virtualization settings are on in the BIOS/UEFI.
    Adding to this:

    If issues with GNS3 client and VM communicating…
    a) Use Edit, Preferences menu to:
    i) Server screen, set Host Binding to 127.0.0.1
    ii) GNS3 VM screen, set to correct virtualization
     
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    This comes from one of your fellow students. While I use Virtual Box, this are some tips for getting it all to run on Hyper-V. :)

    "I wanted to pass along that I’ve had success with deploying GNS3 using Hyper-V. In fact, I have a Windows 11 VM running GNS3 nested. The tale-of-the-tape seems to be the need to run GNS3 as Administrator. When doing that, the GNS3 VM starts/stops/connects as expected. I’ve even loaded your starter project without issue. Here are the notes I have in case it helps someone else:

    From: https://gns3.com/community/featured/hyper-v-windows-account-running
    Always start GNS3 as Administrator


    execute the following in GNS3 VM Shell
    [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-virtual linux-tools-virtual linux-cloud-tools-virtual
    [email protected]:~$ sudo reboot now

    make sure that hv-kvp-daemon is running, execute the following:
    [email protected]:~$ sudo systemctl status hv-kvp-daemon
    "
     
    A lot of the dependency for scheduling is the instructor. Instructors have to schedule the time that works for them as well. I sympathize for those who would be taking the training at 1am in the UK. In fact, one of our regulars is in Israel, which means its 0300 for her. No matter what time you schedule, it's not going to be very convenient for someone to attend live.

    That's why on-demand is there and counts for attendance. Sure you don't get the benefit of real-time interaction with the CIN community, but then, that's why this board is here as well.

    So, really, there's not much overall to be gained by being live, unless you enjoy heckling @Stephen Schneiter or want to listen to my weird jokes. (and you actually can heckle Stephen here and catch my jokes on-demand)

    Hope this helps.

    And good work, @Lee McWhorter on another TTT kickoff. We're getting good at

    A lot of the dependency for scheduling is the instructor. Instructors have to schedule the time that works for them as well. I sympathize for those who would be taking the training at 1am in the UK. In fact, one of our regulars is in Israel, which means its 0300 for her. No matter what time you schedule, it's not going to be very convenient for someone to attend live.

    That's why on-demand is there and counts for attendance. Sure you don't get the benefit of real-time interaction with the CIN community, but then, that's why this board is here as well.

    So, really, there's not much overall to be gained by being live, unless you enjoy heckling @Stephen Schneiter or want to listen to my weird jokes. (and you actually can heckle Stephen here and catch my jokes on-demand)

    Hope this helps.

    And good work, @Lee McWhorter on another TTT kickoff. We're getting good at this...haha

    /r
    Like here in Malawi the live session are at 03:00AM.
     

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    Well, had a busy weekend.... Spent "time" to get the various GNS3 available options (thank you Mr. McWhorter) up and running. Spent most of the time on the attempt trying to get it working my new laptop, that I upgraded several weeks ago from Win 10 Pro to Win 11..... Just could not get it to work. So this morning I decided to hit the older win 10 Pro desktop.... took about 20 minutes to get every thing up. My next step will be to understand what the difference is and get it working on my laptop.... Having said that, question on the multiple downloads that Lee presents on his link.... What are the access credentials for the various OS's ? Example is I have the PenTest_TTT_Class_Starter-GNS3 package up and all green (my favorite IT color). I can open a terminal on most all, can browse and all... I can "touch" other devices with ssh, but without the access credentials there is no further progress. I also pulled several of the other available downloads and ran into the same credential issue. Thanks again for the awesome supporting material....
     
    Good morning! Great start with PenTest+ TTT with @Lee McWhorter . I have one question with this TTT. Why is it scheduled to start at 8:00 pm est? Is CompTIA steering away from TTT during the work day?
    I have a fellow instructor/friend who would like to register for the PenTest+ TTT course now. Is there a link I can send him?