cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Announcements
Join Customer Connection to register!
875
Views
15
Helpful
2
Replies
Fotiosmark
Beginner

VIRL

Can someone please explain to me if VIRL is Cloud where someone can log in and access Lab enviroment. Or is it an iamge (iso, ESXI etc).

If so, what kind of computer do you need to run it without issues?

 

Thanks

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
cofee
Contributor

Hi,

You can also visit this to get more information:

http://virl.cisco.com/tutorials.php

https://www.packet.net/developers/guides/deploying-cisco-virl-on-packet-bare-metal/

 

- In my opinion you would need a very powerful machine to install Virl on an ESXi and you also would need to be comfortable with ESXi otherwise you will struggle a lot to get it working. Initially, I had it installed on a desktop using "VMware workstation Pro" with only 8GB of RAM and it was a pain to get it working even with 2-3 IOS devices. So, I started using Virl on packet (packet cloud services), with cloud services you would still need a machine  where you install Virl and then offload to a server on the cloud.  I used it for a while but it became much of a hassle, because it would take around 30-45 minutes to spin up a server on the cloud and then once you destroy the server you will lose your topology/configuration, and if you keep it running then they are charging you by the hour even though their rates reasonable, but it adds up depending how much you are using it.

 

I ended up investing in a powerful laptop with 32gb of RAM and i7 processor (I think even with 16GB you should be able to run large topologies), now I can have Virl up and running in minutes, simulate large topologies, save topologies, and best thing I can travel with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

View solution in original post

2 REPLIES 2
Julio E. Moisa
VIP Mentor

Hi

The following links could be useful:

 

http://virl.cisco.com/

https://learningnetworkstore.cisco.com/virtual-internet-routing-lab-virl/cisco-personal-edition-pe-20-nodes-virl-20

 

Hope it is useful

:-)




>> Marcar como útil o contestado, si la respuesta resolvió la duda, esto ayuda a futuras consultas de otros miembros de la comunidad. <<
cofee
Contributor

Hi,

You can also visit this to get more information:

http://virl.cisco.com/tutorials.php

https://www.packet.net/developers/guides/deploying-cisco-virl-on-packet-bare-metal/

 

- In my opinion you would need a very powerful machine to install Virl on an ESXi and you also would need to be comfortable with ESXi otherwise you will struggle a lot to get it working. Initially, I had it installed on a desktop using "VMware workstation Pro" with only 8GB of RAM and it was a pain to get it working even with 2-3 IOS devices. So, I started using Virl on packet (packet cloud services), with cloud services you would still need a machine  where you install Virl and then offload to a server on the cloud.  I used it for a while but it became much of a hassle, because it would take around 30-45 minutes to spin up a server on the cloud and then once you destroy the server you will lose your topology/configuration, and if you keep it running then they are charging you by the hour even though their rates reasonable, but it adds up depending how much you are using it.

 

I ended up investing in a powerful laptop with 32gb of RAM and i7 processor (I think even with 16GB you should be able to run large topologies), now I can have Virl up and running in minutes, simulate large topologies, save topologies, and best thing I can travel with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

View solution in original post