Cisco VIRL 1.1.1 Sandbox - April Release v1 now available on Cisco dCloud!

Document created by lamarsh on Jun 6, 2016
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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 1.1.1 Sandbox - April Release v1




  • Scenario 1: Modify an Existing Sample Topology




  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect



  • Openstack Kilo
  • VM Maestro 1.2.6 Build Dev-393
  • AutoNetkit 0.21.4/0.21.7
  • Live Network Collection Engine 0.9.5


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


  • IOSv - 15.6(2)T image
  • IOSvL2 - 15.2.4055 DSGS image
  • IOSXRv - 6.0.0 image IOS XRv 9000 - 6.0.0 image (not bundled; for more information, refer to the Dev-Innovate discussion and support community site)
  • CSR1000v - 3.17 XE-based image
  • NX-OSv
  • ASAv 9.5.2
  • Ubuntu 14.4.2 Cloud-init


This demonstration uses the following Linux container images:


  • Ubuntu 14.4.2 LXC
  • iPerf LXC
  • Routem LXC
  • Ostinato-drone 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