Building Docker & Kubernetes Network & Security Lab for Free

Use for SDN, Network, Container Simulation/Automation, Hacking/PenTesting or preparation for CKAD, CKA and CKSS exams!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (79 ratings)
6,242 students
1hr 48min of on-demand video

Docker Installation
Kubernetes Installation
Arista Initial Configuration
Cisco Nexus 9000 Initial Configuration
F5 BIG-IP Initial Configuration


  • EVE-NG Knowledge
  • Basic Networking Knowledge
  • Basic Linux Knowledge







This course is designed to assist you build your own Docker and Kubernetes Network & Security home lab

You will be guided to complete easy steps like downloading and installing necessary Software such as Arista vEOS, Cisco Nexus 900v, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition, Ubuntu and Kali Linux images.

This Network and Security Lab is designed for Containerization, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Security, Penetration Testing and Cloud & Data Center Networking

I will demonstrate the tuning and configuration of most of the components. Also will be doing some basic testing just to make sure we are doing everything right.

Arista Networks is a consistent leader in Data Center networking Solutions and open programmable switches. It is well known for its simple, easy to use programming and automation switch features. Its salable and design for cloud computing environments.

Cisco Nexus 9000 operating system is a consistent leader in Data Center networking Solutions and open programmable switches, derived from the Nexus 7000 code base with added VxLAN support and a major requirement for large-scale virtualization with ability to automate and extend the behavior of the switch, with multiple configuration APIs, direct access to the underlying BASH shell in the operating system, integration with orchestration tools such as OpenStack and Puppet/Chef, and the ability to add 64-bit Linux containers into the switch. All of these are valuable additions in large-scale environments where configuring networks using the CLI is impractical or too error-prone.

Target Audience

Network Engineers and Aspiring Network Engineers

DevOps Engineers and Aspiring DevOps Engineers

Docker/Kubernetes/Container Specialist

System Administrators

Security Engineers / Penetration Testers


Lab is built using EVE-NG. We will not talk about how to install it.

We will not talk about network and linux basics

We will not talk about DevOps concepts and culture

We will not talk about Security / CyberSecurity

Nothing but to assist you build Docker and Kubernetes Lab

This is a FREE Udemy course and we have limited time of 2 hours



Docker and Kubernetes Lab

Part 1: Deploying Linux Hosts

Part 2: Deploying Network Devices

Part 3: Network Configuration

Part 4: Installing Docker

Part 5: Installing Kubernetes

Part 6: Configuring F5 BIG-IP (Soon)


Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Network
  • Beginner Linux
  • Beginner Docker
  • Beginner Kubernetes


Founder and Chief Architect
Dean Armada
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 5,135 Reviews
  • 37,642 Students
  • 16 Courses

Hi Guys! My name is Dean Armada and I am your Cloud, Data Center and CyberSecurity Instructor.

My goal is to deliver easy to understand,  top quality and unique kind of online courses in Udemy. I am in the process of developing integrated courses, something that doesn't only focus on one brand or technology.

I am proud to be one of the few instructors in Udemy who records themselves during the course delivery. Whether I am presenting, whiteboarding or doing lab demonstration, you will always see me. I do this so that I will be more CONNECTED TO YOU.

I have a very diverse background in the field of IT. I was a programmer who became a Linux administrator, who became a network engineer, who became a security specialist, who became a tech manager who became a startup tech founder but training delivery will always be my passion!

If you have any questions about Cloud, Data Center, F5, Cisco or Automation and Orchestration, feel free to send me a message and I would be happy to assist.

Trainer/Instructor Experience:

I have delivered training classes from Network, Security, Systems, Virtualization, Containerization, Programming, Storage, Servers, Cloud and Automation. I am a certified Cisco and F5 instructor and have traveled more than 30 countries and more than 60 cities since 2011. One of the busiest technical trainer and prior COVID-19, I used to have average of 10 flights / month.


F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), LTM

F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), GTM

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE Security) #27437

Cisco Certified System Instructor (CCSI) #33824

CCNP (Data Center Security, Routing and Switching)

Cisco DevNet Professional

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) v6.5

F5 Certified Administrator (F5-CA)

Arista Certified Engineer (ACE-A)

And 50+ Other Certifications:

Awards and Recognition:

CCIE and CCSI by 30

10 year CCIE and CCSI veteran

First trainer to deliver Cisco Network Visibility and Segmentation (2019)

First trainer to deliver Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall Test Drive (2016)

First trainer to deliver Cisco Network as a Sensor Test Drive (2015)

Ghost Author of two of Cisco training courses (2015, 2018)

One of the first Cisco ACI Trainer (2015)

One of the first Arista Certified Trainer (2015)

One of the first Cisco Nexus 9000 Trainer (2014)

One of the first Cisco ISE Trainer (2012)

One of the first F5 Certified Trainer (2011)

First CCIE Security in the Philippines (2010)

Cisco Security Instructor Center Excellence (2018, 2020)

Cisco Data Center Instructor Center Excellence (2015, 2016)

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