Monday, December 5, 2016

IOS XR GNS3 QEMU

This time lets have tutorial on Cisco XR 9k series router image running on the GNS3. Please don't ask for the XR image. Your are smart enough to get it.

My system configuration:

Ubuntu 16.04
GNS3 1.4
RAM 8Gig
i7 processor

Used XR Image
iosxrv-k9-demo-6.0.1.qcow2

This image is VIRL extracted image.

You need to convert this image into QEMU image, follow this link

I strongly recommend you to run it on the Linux system.

Now you have converted image, then go to the GNS3>Edit>Preferences>QEMU>Qemu VMs>New
then follow the onscreen procedure.

Setting for QEMU XR Image.

RAM:- 4Gig
CPU:- 1


Adapters at lest 4. 


-enable-kvm




Here you can see I can run the XR on my system. Interface is up and system is already booted. 



I have run 3 XR router  here is my system RAM CPU usages.



RP/0/0/CPU0:XR3(config)#int gi0/0/0/0
RP/0/0/CPU0:XR3(config-if)#ip add 192.168.13.2 255.255.255.252
RP/0/0/CPU0:XR3(config-if)#commit
RP/0/0/CPU0:XR3#ping 192.168.13.1
Mon Dec  5 14:28:29.088 UTC
Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 192.168.13.1, timeout is 2 seconds:
!!!!!
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/4/19 ms


Note: Assign IP on gi0/0/0/0 interface but connect on e1 to e/1 on your router otherwise it will not ping. 

Enjoy. 




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