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Cisco VIRL 1.5.137 Sandbox February Release v1 now available on dCloud!

Cisco® Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL) is a multi-purpose network virtualization platform that provides an easy way to build, configure, and test new or existing network topologies with an intuitive user interface (UI). VIRL enables customers to support critical missions, such as designing, training, release testing, and configuration staging, without the expense of buying and staging real network hardware. This demonstration requires familiarity with Cisco networking architecture and routing fundamentals.


  • Scenario 1: Modify an Existing Sample Topology


  • Required:  Laptop
  • Optional:  Cisco AnyConnect®


  • OpenStack Mitaka
  • AutoNetkit 0.24.0/0.23.10
  • Topology Visualization Engine 0.17.28
  • Live Network Collection Engine 0.12.6
  • VM Maestro 1.5.0-507

The following platform reference model VMs are available for internal users:

  • IOSv - 15.6(3)M (New)
  • IOSv L2 - 15.2 (03.2017)
  • IOS XRv - 6.1.3 image
  • IOS XRv 9000 - 6.2.2 image (NOT BUNDLED, must be installed from the VIRL Software page in the UWM) (New)
  • CSR 1000v - 16.6.1 XE-based image (New)
  • NX-OSv (Nexus 7000)
  • NX-OSv 9000 7.0.3.I7.1 (Nexus 9000)  (NOT BUNDLED, must be installed from the VIRL Software page in the UWM) (New)
  • ASAv 9.8.2 (New)
  • CoreOS 899.13.0
  • Ubuntu 16.04.3 Cloud-init image (New)

This demonstration uses the following Linux container images:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LXC
  • iPerf 2.0.2 LXC
  • Routem 2.1(8) LXC
  • Ostinato-drone 0.8 LXC


Cisco VM Maestro
  • Flexible network layout and connections
  • Intuitive interface for creating network configurations
  • Ability to run user interface locally and perform computations in the cloud
Cisco VIRL
  • Virtual environment for building network topologies
  • Simulation of networking components
  • Capable of supporting a range of virtual machines (VMs) running Cisco operating systems (IOS-XE, IOS Classic, IOS-XR, and NX-OS)
  • Support for third-party VMs
  • Capture and analyze network traffic at any node
  • Validate configurations prior to physical deployment


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