Cisco VIRL 1.2.83 Sandbox - October Release v1 now available on Cisco dCloud!

Document created by lamarsh on Nov 3, 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 (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.


Check it out here:




  • Scenario 1: Modify an Existing Sample Topology




  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect®




  • OpenStack Kilo
  • VM Maestro 1.2.8 Build Dev-474 (new)
  • AutoNetkit 0.23.5/0.23.9 (new)
  • Live Network Collection Engine 0.11.6
  • VIRL_CORE (new)


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


  • IOSv - 15.6(2)T image
  • IOSvL2 - 15.2.4055 DSGS image
  • IOSXRv - 6.0.1 image
  • IOS XRv 9000 - 6.0.1 image (new, not bundled; for more information, refer to IOS XRv 9000 - more info [updated 1/12/16])
  • CSR1000v - 16.3.1 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 0.8 LXC (new)




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