Cisco VIRL tool

lincis_auslincis_aus Posts: 50Member ■■□□□□□□□□
VIRL - Virtual Internet Routing Lab

"VIRL is a comprehensive network design and simulation platform. VIRL includes a powerful graphical user interface for network design and simulation control, a configuration engine that can build complete Cisco configuration at the push of a button, Cisco virtual machines running the same network operating systems as used in Cisco’s physical routers and switches, all running on top of OpenStack."

Your thoughts on this one guys, and has anyone had experience with it? Looks promising...


  • ElvisGElvisG Posts: 167Member
    Until they can implement Layer 2, I'll save my money and stick to GNS3.
  • deth1kdeth1k Posts: 312Member
    they have ;)

    SW1#sh ver
    Cisco IOS Software, vios_l2 Software (vios_l2-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 15.0(TTC_20140605)FLO_DSGS7, EARLY DEPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT BUILD, synced to V152_3_0_88_PI4
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    Compiled Thu 05-Jun-14 05:35 by jsfeng


    ROM: Bootstrap program is IOSv

    SW1 uptime is 3 days, 4 hours, 2 minutes
    System returned to ROM by reload
    System image file is "flash0:/vios_l2-adventerprisek9-m"
    Last reload reason: Unknown reason


    Cisco IOSv () processor (revision 1.0) with 364866K/25600K bytes of memory.
    Processor board ID
    1 Virtual Ethernet interface
    1 Gigabit Ethernet interface
    DRAM configuration is 72 bits wide with parity disabled.
    256K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    2097144K bytes of ATA System CompactFlash 0 (Read/Write)
    0K bytes of ATA CompactFlash 1 (Read/Write)
    0K bytes of ATA CompactFlash 2 (Read/Write)
    0K bytes of ATA CompactFlash 3 (Read/Write)

    Configuration register is 0x0
  • d4nz1gd4nz1g Posts: 464Member
    Does this l2 image support IGMPv2 and spanning tree?
    Are these the same images used on IOL? Same feature set/compatibility?
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Just get some cheap switches to do things like spanning-tree. You really don't need it in IOL/IOU imo, unless you are specifically testing something.
  • OsamaSaeedOsamaSaeed Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I think switching is supported on VIRL, anyone can confirm on this?
  • tinu_karkitinu_karki Posts: 21Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    OsamaSaeed wrote: »
    I think switching is supported on VIRL, anyone can confirm on this?

    I dont think it is, just had a look at the support community thread on the VIRL website:

    Layer 2 Switching - Dev-Innovate discussion and support community
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