Virtual Lab Fabric Connect

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Hi,

Simple question... Is there a means to run Extreme Fabric Connect in a virtual environment?

Main reason is for me to get better familiar with the command-line and lab a virtual network without having to purchase the hardware?

If so, any instructions on how to install it.

Many thanks
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Hello Martin,
there are rumors that there will be a VM with VOSS availible soon. I have no futher infomation on that.

Cheers

André
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Martin Flammia

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Thanks Andre.

Had heard that some might have been able to get it running on a Linux system?!

Anyone heard of that or know how it might be done.... be useful in the short-term as I really could do with readily getting my hands on it to solidify my memory :)

Cheers.
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I'm hopping for years to see something like gns3 running VOSS os - maybe Extreme is going to release something or at least to help the gns3 community to get it done
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I'm told that we're waiting on legal's approval to release the virtual image for VOSS and GNS3. There's a private repository on GitHub ready to go when they give us the greenlight. I'll share it here and probably in a new announcement when it hits the streets.
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That’s great Drew. Can’t wait for it ;)
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I'm just going to leave this right here...
https://github.com/extremenetworks/Virtual_VOSS
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Martin Flammia

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Nice one, thanks Drew!
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Thanks - nice link!
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Vali Ene

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Thanks a lot Drew! You are the man :)
I've tried the whole setup using vmware player and I had some problems - i'm thinking the vix API didn't worked as expected. In the end I've switched to a demo workstation and worked without any issues.
Now I need to review the ACE FX papers - after almost 2 yeast i'm factory restored :))
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Thanks Gates for all the info, is it posible to create a sub categories for all gns3 software? and is there a plan for the ERS switches?
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Hi Mark,

You are welcome. Glad to help.

Do you mean to create sub categories in Github to place EXOS VM GNS3 appliance (and template) as well as VOSS VM GNS3 appliance (and template)? Drew is the right person to make the call.

At the moment, I am not aware of a plan for ERS VM.

Thanks,

Gates
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Hi Gates, with virtual VOSS 7.1, are mcasec and ipvpn features implemented?
Thanks
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Hi Antonio,

MACSec requires MACSec capable PHY, so it is not implemented in vVOSS.

When you say IPVPN, do you mean Layer 3 Virtual Service (L3VSN)? If so, yes.

Thanks,

Gates
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Thanks Gates for the answer.
Sorry, not ipvon as I've mistake write (I've tested the L3VSN in my gns3 lab and it works), but ipsec vpn...I suppose now that the answer is the same as for macsec..
Thanks
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