In this post, we are going to deploy an IOS-XRv VirtualBox Image (a free demo image) in GNS3. First of all, we have to download an IOS-XRv VirtualBox Image on Cisco upload page. In this lab, we use IOS XRv 612 (iosxrv-k9-demo-6.1.2.ova). Bear in mind that we need a Cisco CCO account to download the image. VirtualBox, runs desktop and server operating systems as well as Juniper JunOS. Qemu, a generic open source machine emulator, it runs Cisco ASA, PIX and IPS. GNS3 is an excellent alternative or complementary tool to real labs for network engineers, administrators and people studying for certifications such as Cisco CCNA, CCNP and CCIE as well. Cisco Modeling Labs - Personal. Yes we can test IOS-XE before CML/VIRL is released! Or latest VirtualBox and a free CSR 1000V IOS XE image, a powerful machine.
GNS3, VirtualBox and Cisco IOS: Download, install and configure Cisco IOS with GNS3 and Virtualbox
How to install GNS3 with VirtualBox and use Cisco IOS images – this video shows you. Use nested virtualization with VirtualBox and run Cisco VIRL IOS images on the GNS3 VM. All the steps are shown in this video.
You will learn:
1) Download the GNS3 GUI 2:25
2) Installation of the GNS3 GUI 3:10
3) Download VirtualBox 7:51
4) Download the GNS3 VM 8:37
5) Installation of VirtualBox 9:19
6) Import GNS3 OVA into VirtualBox: 10:16
6) Integration of the GNS3 GUI and GNS3 VM: 12:10
7) Download Cisco IOS images 17:10
8) Run Cisco IOS VIRL images on Virtualbox 18:19
9) Configure a Cisco network in GNS3 22:20
Cisco Router Virtualbox
Now i test run Cisco CUCM, and can not run CUCM on VirtualBox 4.2.4r81684 ver. I found on this iddles.co.uk/blogs/index.php/2010/02/cisco-cucmcall-manager-running-on-suns-virtual-box/ recomend to added to virtual machine configuration xml file this following lines to it in the <ExtraData> </ExtraData> section:
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<ExtraDataItem name='VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion' value='6 '/>
<ExtraDataItem name='VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor' value='VMware'/>
<ExtraDataItem name='VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVendor' value='Phoenix Technologies LTD'/>
<ExtraDataItem name='VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct' value='VMware Virtual Platform'/>
I am add this section on .vbox xml file and starting this VirtualBox virtual machine, this data is purged from xml (.vbox file), and CUCM can not check hardware and discharge installation.