Cisco VIRL 1.0 Sandbox - November Release v1 now available!

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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.

Check it out here: Cisco VIRL 1.0 Sandbox - November Release v1




  • Scenario 1: Modify an Existing Sample Topology




  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect





  • Openstack Kilo
  • AutoNetkit 0.20.9
  • AutoNetkit-Cisco 0.20.22
  • Topology Visualization Engine 0.14.23
  • Live Network Collection Engine 0.7.21
  • VM Maestro 1.2.4-363


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

  • ASAv Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance 9.5.1-201
  • CSR1000v Cisco IOS XE Reference Platform 3.16
  • IOS XRv Cisco IOS XR Reference Platform 5.3.2
  • IOS XRv52 Cisco IOS XR Reference Platform 5.2.2
  • IOSv Cisco IOS Reference Platform 15.6.1.T
  • IOSvL2 Cisco IOS Reference Platform 15.2.4055
  • NX-OSv Cisco NX-OS Reference Platform
  • Server Cloud-init [Linux] Server 14.04.2
  • vpagent Cisco IOS Reference Platform 15.4





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