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anybody success in running virl on AMD(opteron 2387) x64 system, on ESXi 5.5U2 ? my routers unable to start


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****VMware ESXi – Note:


ESXi host MUST have Intel CPU with VT-X / EPT support. AMD processors are NOT supported. :1boss

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example of image get info and conversion


images $ qemu-img info 17034e0b-86fe-4c1d-95d6-ff1a3779cf95

image: 17034e0b-86fe-4c1d-95d6-ff1a3779cf95

file format: qcow2

virtual size: 2.2G (2361393152 bytes)

disk size: 241M

cluster_size: 65536

images $

images $ qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O vmdk 17034e0b-86fe-4c1d-95d6-ff1a3779cf95 17034e0b-86fe-4c1d-95d6-ff1a3779cf95.vmdk

images $







User Workspace Management

  • Admin mode
  • Logged in as uwmadmin
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Image Project Release Created Updated Size Options CSR1000v admin csr1000v-universalk9.BLD_V154_2_S_XE312_THROTTLE_LATEST_20140214_040039-std 2014-07-02T17:29:39 2014-07-02T17:29:55 1.11 GiB

IOS XRv admin xrvr-fullk9-demo-4.3.2 2014-07-02T17:28:29 2014-07-02T17:28:34 445.25 MiB

IOS XRv 512 admin iosxrv-k9-demo-5.1.2 2014-07-02T17:28:49 2014-07-02T17:28:55 502.62 MiB

IOSv admin vios-15.4T 2014-07-02T17:29:03 2014-07-02T17:29:04 109.38 MiB

IOSv-l2 admin vios_l2-may14 2014-07-02T17:30:09 2014-07-02T17:30:10 89.31 MiB

jumphost admin ubuntu.trusty64 2014-07-02T17:30:21 2014-07-02T17:30:23 240.94 MiB

NX-OSv admin titanium-final.7.0.1.ZD.0.216 2014-07-02T17:29:13 2014-07-02T17:29:15 162.12 MiB

server admin ubuntu.trusty64 2014-07-02T17:30:14 2014-07-02T17:30:16 240.94 MiB

vpagent admin vios-tpgen_adventerprisek9-m_130805 2014-07-02T17:30:01 2014-07-02T17:30:03 110.38 MiB


User Workspace Management © 2014 Cisco Systems, Inc.


Just hover on the image link above to get the respective qcow2 filename.



And btw this is not VIRL - it's a CML license


[email protected]:~$ sudo virl_health_status | grep -A 4 -e hostid -e product

u'hostid': [u'HOSTNAME=virl', u'<string here>'],

u'product-capacity': 200,

u'product-expires': None,

u'product-license': u'CML_CORPORATE',

u'product-usage': 0,

u'uwm-url': None}


STD server autonetkit status:

{u'autonetkit-cisco-version': u'VIRL Configuration Engine EFT Release',

[email protected]:~$



EDIT copy/paste didn't work - for the list of images check http://<virl_ip>:8081/admin/images/

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hello, i tried the ciso IOS v on vmware workstation but once i log into the router with putty an i try an enter enable mode it tells me password not set.

i need help to resolve this


% No password set

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You have to add a serial port to your vm and specify a named pipe.

From this point you'll able to connect to your vm using putty with serial port.



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yeh but main issue even with this great share is you cannot run big topologies, and that's even on GOOD hardware


on a 64 Core server with 400GB DRAM I struggled to run a topology of 60 nodes, which mainly included CSR's NX-OS's vSRX's and XRv's


The boot times are atrocious


IOS L2 and L3 you can run big topologies but images don't offer features of above..

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as prepared very big labs I can say that was able to start 20+ XRv 20+XE and 100 ious, on 128GB mem, and SSD, but start time is not good,


to paulno1: if you have a lot of RAM, create RAM drive and copy all data in it and start it from here, it is better but req. 200+GB ram

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Can someone share how to get these things started? I mean , I have downloaded all 3 files in page 1, and dont know how to start it?



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Hi All,

After i import NX-OS in Vmware 11 i am stuck. getting error below...Kindly help in this...


Loader Loading, Please wait...

WARNING: Ancient bootloader, some functionality may be limited!


Kernel alive

Kernet really alive

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