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 conguration.
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.
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):
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