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VIRL physical machine requirements and performances

Question asked by abdel_n on Oct 26, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 3, 2015 by dayibqalib


I am thinking about purshasing a refurbished physical server for VIRL, but I have a couple of questions.


Here are the requirements provided on :

  • Four CPU cores and 8GB of DRAM, more resources allows for larger simulations
  • Intel VT-x / EPT or AMD-V / RVI virtualization extensions present and enabled in the BIOS
  • Directly on VMware Fusion, Workstation or Player also on ESXi 5.1U2 (Build 1483097) or ESXi 5.5U1 (Build 1623387)

Cannot find clear answer to these quastions:

  • Will a CPU with VT-x feature, but not EPT, make the deal? (or CPU with AMD-V but not RVI)
  • From, I cannot find inf. about performance: How many IOSv, IOS XRv, NX-OSv, CSR1000v we can start in the same time?
  • At what extend can we prepare CCNA/CCNP DC or eventually CCIE DC with NX-OSv on VIRL?


Please let me know If I can forward these questions to more apropriate forum or maybe VIRL product manager.