Dell Networking OS10 using GNS3

Dell EMC Networking OS10 combines the best of Linux, open computing, and networking to advance open networking disaggregation. OS10 is a transformational software platform which provides networking hardware abstraction through a common set of APIs.
You can enable consistency across compute and network resources for your system operator (sysops) groups that require server-like manageability, as well as leverage your existing network con€guration.
You can simulate OS10 devices using OS10 VM appliances. The OS10 VM appliances execute the same software deployed on OS10-enabled hardware devices, with the exception of the hardware abstraction layer. The OS10 VM hardware abstraction layer simulates hardware devices in a VM environment.

All CLI commands as well as RESTCONF and SNMP interfaces are available in the OS10 simulation environment. You can build sandbox environments to learn open networking concepts, and prototype network operations and scripts risk-free.

Dell OS10

OS10 simulation features

All OS10 CLI commands and north-bound interfaces (RESTCONF, SNMP) are available including:

  • System management (SSH, AAA, DHCP, and so on)
  • Management port

L3 data plane and control plane (using Linux functionality)

Partial support for L2 data plane and control plane (using Linux functionality):

  • LACP
  • VLAN
  • LLDP
  • VLT

OS10 feature limitations

  • No ACL or QoS support (NPU is not available) — ACL and QoS CLI commands are available (but have no effect on trafc)
  • Limited L2 functionality (NPU is not available on simulator) — no spanning-tree control plane functionality
  • No breakout mode for simulated ports
  • Defaults to S6000-ON hardware platform simulation


  • Workstation or laptop with 16 GB RAM or larger recommended
  • 64-bit x86 CPU with 2 GHz or faster core speed (dual-core or larger recommended)
  • SDD with 64 GB available space
  • Virtualization environment — you can use either Windows, Linux, or VMware ESXi as a host system for the GNS3 Server VM environment
  • VMware ESXi server recommended for large network simulation




9 thoughts on “Dell Networking OS10 using GNS3

    1. luigi

      Everything is perfect except vlt, no way the let the OS10 see the peer, any suggestion?

      vlt-domain 1 (both switch)
      discovery-interface ethernet1/1/1

      OS10# show lldp neighbors
      Loc PortID Rem Host Name Rem Port Id Rem Chassis Id
      ethernet1/1/1 OS10 ethernet1/1/1 0c:57:c5:b5:dc:00

      OS10# show vlt 1 role
      VLT Unit ID Role
      * 1 primary
      … missing second switch :-(

      1. luigi

        username and password admin admin

        wait 5 minutes to let turn on and finish first configuration of your router even if on the telnet client there is the prompt login:

  1. Jorge

    Hello, this is great, do you have a way to upload 10.5.1, they just added dhcp exclusion in this firmware version, they didnt have it in 10.4.1, please and thank you.


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