Finally Cisco VIRL in 2 flavours

It´s official! Cisco launches VIRL, so you can run virtualized versions of IOSv, IOS XRv, NX-OSv and CSR1000v. It´cames in 2 Flavours plus 2 different Gift Cards :)

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VIRL Personal Edition is capped at a maximum of 15 Cisco VMs. You can run more non-Cisco VMs, assuming that you have sufficient memory and CPU.

Educational pricing is available for this product for college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers and staff of all grade levels – limited to one purchase.

VIRL enables users to:

• Build highly-accurate models of real-world or future networks.

• Learn and test with ‘real’ versions of Cisco network operating systems – IOSv, IOS XRv, NX-OSv and CSR1000v.

• Integrate virtual network simulations with real network environments.

• The download includes VIRL Personal Edition 1.0 Pre-Release software with a single-user annual license to manage up to 15 Cisco nodes.   

The memory requirements for each VM type can be seen via VM Maestro by selecting a node on your canvas, opening the ‘properties’ panel and pressing the ‘Browse’ button under ‘Node/VM Flavor’.

VIRL requires communication with the Cisco salt-master servers in order to complete the software installation but after that has been completed, VIRL will attempt to check in with the Cisco salt-masters automatically. If it communicates with the Cisco salt-masters successfully, you are given a ‘7 day license’ enabling you to operate ‘off net’ for up to 7 days.

You must purchase and install one of the following supported Hypervisors in order to run Cisco VIRL.:

• VMware Fusion Pro v5.02 or later (including v6.x or v7.x)

• VMware Workstation v8.04 or later (including v9.x and 10.x)

• VMware Player v5.02 or later (including v6.x)

• ESXi 5.1 / 5.5 using the vSphere Client: ESXi 5.1U2 (Build 1483097) or ESXi 5.5U1 (Build 1623387)

Here’s the summary:

IOSv = 1vCPU, 512Mb
IOS XRv = 1vCPU, 1536Mb
CSR1000v = 1vCPU, 3096Mb
NXOSv = 1vCPU, 2048Mb

You can view a short demo of the product in the link below.

Presentation of Cisco VIRL at Cisco Live

 

Refereces:

Introducing Virtual Internet Routing Lab

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