has anybody deployed the ArubaOS-CX on ESXI with the OVA,
I am unable to get any connectivity to the management interface nor any of the other with some very simple config.
I have configured the mgmt interface with an IP and Default gateway, although unable to get a connection.
Am I missing something with the virtual deployment?
Did you enable promiscuous mode on the virtual network connecting
the first interface of the VM (which is the mgmt interface) ?
Yes, I tried that but no luck.
could you paste a "show int mgmt" ?
had to do a screenshot, shows the config and no ip on the mgmt.
Be sure to double-check the virtual NICs in the VM settings; in particular, Network Adapter 1 should be connected to the management network you wish to access the VM from using the virtual management interface. If this is the first time you've started this virtual machine, try rebooting it using the boot system command, and check the management interface again.
I couldn't get this working, imported it into fusion and it works straight away.
Not how I wanted as wanted to use some of the features but will at least get me on the GUI and the Rest.
has anybody got it working on ESXI 6.5
Yes. It works on ESXi6.5 and if you're a partner you can access OVA information on Arubapedia For Partners:
Thanks, Will have a read and see if I can get it working.
I had the exact same experience with ArubaOS-CX v10.04 and unable to get management interface connectivity using ESXi 6.5. When OVA first deployed, I did recall an error that default OS selected by OVA (Other Linux 64-bit) was no longer supported by my ESXi version. Additionally, all default NICs were unsupported (probably due to the default OS selection). Therefore, I shut down the guest VM and changed its OS settings (under VM Options > General Options) to use more current values including "Other 3.0 Linux 64-bit" and changed all NIC adapters to use VMXNET3. Note: you cannot simply change the adapter type but need to delete existing and re-add Network interfaces with new type value. After couple days of researching and troubleshooting different ArubaOS-CX config settings, I eventually decided to give another ESXi Guest OS and NIC selection a try. I selected "Other 2.6 Linux 64-bit" and "E1000" and network connectivity worked on next restart! Not sure if VMXNET adapters work or not. Did not try since E1000 selection is working. Just happy to finally get it working. Hope this info helps others and saves them the time I spent. Paying back and paying forward!
Thanks craigm for feedback
In my case I got blank screen in 10.04 but no problem in 10.02
both have same settings in EVE-NG
QEMU NIC virtio-net-pciQEMU Custom: -machine type=pc-1.0,accel=kvm -serial mon:stdio -nographic -no-user-config -nodefaults -rtc base=utcRAM: 4GB
QEMU Version: 2.4.0
ArubaOS-CX(c) Copyright Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Version : Virtual.10.04.1000Build Date :Build ID : ArubaOS-CX:Virtual.10.04.1000:3f752af05989:202003111738Build SHA : 3f752af05989429ecb5ca258aa66dbd282f60ab2Active Image :
Actually running but it takes much longer time for text to appear
Anyone tried 10.04-3000, 10.03?
This document may help you.
Doesn't mean to hijact this thread
I also want to try ArubaOS-CX ova in Eve-NG as I write for Mobility Controller here
1. I already request to Aruba community here in Indonesia to get ova. But didn't get any respond yet
Could someone from Aruba ask Aruba Indonesa to gimme OVA.
So that anyone want try ArubaOS-CX in Eve-NG just follow my steps
1. is the command in ArubaOS-CX ova the same command as in physical switch
@nbctcp wrote:Doesn't mean to hijact this thread I also want to try ArubaOS-CX ova in Eve-NG as I write for Mobility Controller herehttps://nbctcp.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/unetlab-installation-on-esxi/ PROBLEMS:1. I already request to Aruba community here in Indonesia to get ova. But didn't get any respond yetCould someone from Aruba ask Aruba Indonesa to gimme OVA.So that anyone want try ArubaOS-CX in Eve-NG just follow my steps QUESTIONS:1. is the command in ArubaOS-CX ova the same command as in physical switch tq
it is available on AFP or Support
Yes, it is the same command (but there is some limitation like not upgrade support...)
While 10.2 Ova is available, still not able to get this running on ESXi 6.5. I want to run a full-size lab with VSX and MC-LAG upstream and downstream.
Also, the GNS3 appliance is not accessible, the link is broken nor is the appliance available.
I can't run a full lab on Virtualbox on my machine.
I have also looked through the afp.arubanetworks.com and I haven't had any success.
do you have change network settings on ESXI ?
ArubaOS-CX run perfectly on Eve-NG
just follow that link
I have tried the GNS3 appliance and the link is broken
no is the disk image on the site - this feels like a non starter.
Going to rebuild the ESXi and give it another go.
Tried EVE-NG bare metal but I think the HDD drives need replacing.
The GNS3 appliance URL that I gave works if you have Aruba For Partners access.
The GNS3 appliance is just a descriptor for Qemu. It does not contain the vmdk that must be downloaded from ASP:
While I have partner access and asp, none of those links gave me access.
The asp link to download the ova came up with the note to say it will be activated in 2 days.
I did get the GNS3 appliance from the afp.
I installed eve-ng on virtualbox and imported the OVA as described but yet to get that working.
Your mistake is installing eve-ng on VirtualBox.
That won't run.
Install it on VMware Workstation.
Follow my link above on how to install eve-ng.
If still won't run email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I have made some progress, I have the OS running in Eve-ng
I am interested to know about your network set-up, I have previously configured the mgmt for DHCP and connected to the interface which has allowed access from the PC by SSH.
In Eve-ng while I have an mgmt network connected, I can't figure which interface to attached the CX to, nor can i get a DHCP address.
How do you have EVE-NG configured?
Mgmt interface is e0.
I have given up with EVE-NG, spent 2 days trying in a number of formats,
Bare metal, EXI, VMplayer.
I can't get andy Cisco, nor connectivity to another VM nor get networking to a CX. That's across 3 different platforms, having read the cookbok and wait far too long for builds.
Going back to GNS3
Contact me: email@example.com, I'll help you.
I built the CX appliance for EVE-NG a while back, and can share how-to.
I have ArubaOS-CX on ESXi with GNS3-VM, but the Virtual Switches do not see each other. I don't see any mac in adress table or can ping another switch.
How to get 2 switches connected on GNS3-VM in ESXi?
@jAyR wrote:I have ArubaOS-CX on ESXi with GNS3-VM, but the Virtual Switches do not see each other. I don't see any mac in adress table or can ping another switch. How to get 2 switches connected on GNS3-VM in ESXi?
What your vSwitch configuration ?
I have a vswitch without assigned NIC:
VLAN-ID = none (0)
Promiscous-Mode = accept
MAC-Changes = accept
Forged Transmits = accept
In that Network is the GNS3-VM and a Gateway-VM
Nic of the AOS-CX are type virtio-net-pci
Are you a partner ? (i.e do you have access to Arubapedia for partner - AFP ?)
Yes i am Partner and Using gns3a template from afp
Here is an updated doc for 10.4.
Only differnece i see is that i use qemu 3.1 instead 2.5 ...
I will have a try with 2.5
€: The pdf is showing qemu binary v2.5, but in gns3 2.3.3 you can only swith between qemu 3.1 and 2.1
--> still no connection (qemu 2.1)
some screenshots are still a bit old as I didn't get through screenshoting again all steps.
I can confirm I run 3.1.0 and works well.
What kind of conenction issue to you have ? Does not come up green ?
it comes up to green, but no ping between to switches, no mac in mac table, no lldp -> switches do not see each other:
sh ip int brief all-vrfs
1/1/1 10.0.0.1/30 up/up
sh int 1/1/1
1/1/1 10.0.0.2/30 up/up
Connection in GNS3
Did you use interface0 or interface1 ?
interface0 in the template is the management OOBM interface.
interface1 should be the first (i.e 1/1/1)
If this is the case, then try shut/no shut 1/1/1 on both nodes.
I am using interface 1/1/1. Shutdown / no shutdown does not help.
One more think i noticed. On e.g. SW1 i see other Mac Adress in show interfaces, than i see in gns3 settings
e.g. show interfaces 1/1/1
MAC Addres: 08:00:09......
in gns3 i see:
Adapter 1 Ethernet 1 virtio-net-pci 0c:2a:cb.............
1 more thing:
I have no physical nic assigned on ESXi. There is GNS3 VM on a virtual switch and another VM as gateway for GNS3 VM which allows GNS3 to lconnect to realworld.
i also added vm option vhv.enable = true, but still no connection
I tried to install the ArubaOS-CX 10.04 on eve-ng (running on ESXi 6.5). The installation was smooth except the last step with fix permissions:
/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions
It is giving me an error with line 71 in init.php.
Problem 2: When I try to start the console of Aruba Switch in Eve-ng, it gives me a connection timeout error.
Has someone faced a similar issue, and is there any workaround for it.
thanks a lot for the help.
Have you enable promiscuous mode in ESXi?Do you use latest EveNG Community?
I have GNSVM running on ESXi,
My arubacx switch is correctly uploaded/installed.
When I drag and drop a switch on my project, the switch never go online, and when i look to console, I found always the bellow messages,
What version do you run ?
I assume you activate nested virtualization (GNS3VM is KVM, so the GNS3VM must have setting for virtualization enabled).
I ended by using virtualBox with GNS3 in same machine, it works pretty fine,
thank you !
To answer you question,
GNS3 latest version 2.2.5 i think
Virtualisation enabled and i was able to see that through ssh to gns3vm
Good to see that you were able to unlock your issue.
AOS-CX running on top of GNS3VM in order to run GNS3 webUI and AOS-CX virtual instances in separate machines work fine, normally.
I wonder why I does not work on your side. Let us know if you find the root cause later.
I have another issue with GNS3, the VM is stuck for a long time on "Failed to start System Logging Service", after 10 minutes it's stuck on "Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes."
Is there a way to skip this? I'ts a new installation of GNS3 on new hardware. I had it working in the past, but now im stuck and can't get it to boot up.
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