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Can netsim devices be made pingable to each other.

Hi Experts

I want to test certain NCS/NSO services over my netsim created devices. Can two netsim devices be made pingable to each other?

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Jahangir

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Re: Can netsim devices be made pingable to each other.

Short answer is no, since the netsim devices don't really have a data plane. You need a "real" device, or a virtualised version of one. I'd recommend using vrnetlab (GitHub - plajjan/vrnetlab: Run virtual routers with docker) which makes it very easy to start up and work with virtual routers for development or CI purposes.

Note: I am the author of vrnetlab so I'm fairly biased on its usefulness

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Re: Can netsim devices be made pingable to each other.

NETSIM devices are very poor man's version of simulated devices. They do not have any control-plane or data-plane, i.e. do not run any protocols or process packets.

NETSIM device just uses the corresponding YANG device-model and accepts those exact configs on its north-bound interface.

People have used VIRL environments to simulate a more realistic network layer. Other option would be to get access to VNFs (CSR1kv, vASA, etc) and use them instead.

Re: Can netsim devices be made pingable to each other.

Short answer is no, since the netsim devices don't really have a data plane. You need a "real" device, or a virtualised version of one. I'd recommend using vrnetlab (GitHub - plajjan/vrnetlab: Run virtual routers with docker) which makes it very easy to start up and work with virtual routers for development or CI purposes.

Note: I am the author of vrnetlab so I'm fairly biased on its usefulness

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Re: Can netsim devices be made pingable to each other.

Will try vrnetlab device. Thanks