ExtremeSwitching (EXOS)

  • 1.  exos vm gns3 and virl

    Posted 04-18-2016 15:32
    how to get it working properly...

    i have been attempting a number of different ways to implement the 16.1.2 vm in both gns3 and virl...

    i have the most success at the command line with qemu

    here is the procedure whereby i can get it to boot in a window at the cmd line:

    make an image container

    sudo qemu-img create -f qcow2 /var/lib/libvirt/images/exos_cmd.img 3G

    add x86 config commands

    sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -hda /var/lib/libvirt/images/exos_cmd.img -cdrom /home/ccie/images/ios/exospc- -boot d

    and this final command will get me to a login:

    sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -hda exos.img -cpu core2duo

    i have been attempting a combination of virsh and virt-manager with little success... seems the hang up is with -cpu core2duo support in virt-manager. see my xml below:

  • 2.  RE: exos vm gns3 and virl

    Posted 04-27-2016 08:52

    Please download one of these qcow2 images to use with qemu:
    - v16.1.1.4: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0vkzfy3wgt3o7hb/EXOS-VM_v16.1.1.4-disk1.qcow2?dl=0
    - v21.1.1.4: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9w5mh58uchoug6y/EXOS-VM_v21.1.1.4-disk1.qcow2?dl=0

    Using those I created qemu VM's in GNS3 an the cli used by GNS3 is:

    /usr/bin/qemu-system-i386 -name EXOS VM -m 256M -smp cpus=1 -enable-kvm -boot order=c -drive file=/opt/gns3/projects/b1e4d40d-aac5-4f29-9637-2511dce36db4/project-files/qemu/a59c2f3f-1079-4a1a-9821-d26d4c87fda4/hda_disk.qcow2,if=ide,index=0,media=disk -serial telnet:,server,nowait -monitor tcp:,server,nowait -net none -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:00 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:01 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:02 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:03 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:04 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:05 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:06 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:07 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:08 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:09 -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:0a -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:0b -device rtl8139,mac=00:00:ab:fd:a4:0c -nographic -cpu core2duo -nographic

    Where it says
    you should replace that with one of the two qcow2 images I've pointed you to. In this case, it was the v21.1.1.4.qcow2 image.

    I guess you can drop all the -netdev entries, unless you want to specify the mac addresses of the different ports

    I hope this helps you.