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ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

  • 1.  ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 23, 2018 08:02 AM

    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?



  • 2.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 23, 2018 08:21 AM

    Did you enable promiscuous mode on the virtual network connecting

    the first interface of the VM (which is the mgmt interface) ?

     



  • 3.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 23, 2018 09:55 AM

     Yes, I tried that but no luck. 

     

     



  • 4.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 23, 2018 09:58 AM

    could you paste a "show int mgmt" ?



  • 5.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 23, 2018 01:51 PM

    arubaCX.jpeg

     

     

    had to do a screenshot, shows the config and no ip on the mgmt.



  • 6.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 23, 2018 02:35 PM

    Greetings!

     

    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.



  • 7.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 24, 2018 11:42 AM

    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



  • 8.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 25, 2018 05:47 AM

    Yes. It works on ESXi6.5 and if you're a partner you can access OVA information on Arubapedia For Partners:

    https://afp.arubanetworks.com/afp/index.php/ArubaOS-CX_OVA

    https://afp.arubanetworks.com/afp/images/f/fa/ESXI_OVA_SETUP.pdf

     

    Regards,

    Vincent



  • 9.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 30, 2018 08:02 AM

    Thanks, Will have a read and see if I can get it working.

     

     



  • 10.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Sep 11, 2020 01:05 AM

    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!



  • 11.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Sep 11, 2020 08:07 AM

    Thanks craigm for feedback



  • 12.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Oct 04, 2020 03:51 PM

    https://www.eve-ng.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17383

     

    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-pci
    QEMU Custom: -machine type=pc-1.0,accel=kvm -serial mon:stdio -nographic -no-user-config -nodefaults -rtc base=utc
    RAM: 4GB

    QEMU Version: 2.4.0

     

    UPDATE1:

    ArubaOS-CX
    (c) Copyright Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Version : Virtual.10.04.1000
    Build Date :
    Build ID : ArubaOS-CX:Virtual.10.04.1000:3f752af05989:202003111738
    Build SHA : 3f752af05989429ecb5ca258aa66dbd282f60ab2
    Active Image :

     

    Actually running but it takes much longer time for text to appear

     

    Anyone tried 10.04-3000, 10.03?



  • 13.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Nov 04, 2018 09:15 PM
    Has anyone had a chance to setup the ArubaOS-CX VM with GNS3 and have access to the GUI? if I set it up standalone with vmware player I can access the gui with no problem, but not with GNS3, seems that gns3 re arrange the ports overriding the my manual settings.


  • 14.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Nov 05, 2018 04:06 AM
      |   view attached

    This document may help you.

    Attachment(s)

    pdf
    CX_OVA_GNS3_Setup.pdf   1.90 MB 1 version


  • 15.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Apr 08, 2019 08:00 AM

    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

    https://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 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

     

    QUESTIONS:

    1. is the command in ArubaOS-CX ova the same command as in physical switch

     

    tq



  • 16.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Apr 08, 2019 09:38 AM

    @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 here

    https://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 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

     

    QUESTIONS:

    1. is the command in ArubaOS-CX ova the same command as in physical switch

     

    tq


    Hi,

     

    it is available on AFP or Support

     

    Yes, it is the same command (but there is some limitation like not upgrade support...)



  • 17.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 14, 2019 12:30 PM

    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.



  • 18.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 15, 2019 01:43 AM

    do you have change network settings on ESXI ?



  • 19.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 15, 2019 02:02 AM

    https://nbctcp.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/unetlab-installation-on-esxi/

     

    ArubaOS-CX run perfectly on Eve-NG

    just follow that link



  • 20.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 17, 2019 05:21 AM


  • 21.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 17, 2019 05:31 AM

     

    I have tried the GNS3 appliance and the link is broken

     

    https://docs.gns3.com/appliances/aruba-arubaoscx.html

    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.



  • 22.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 17, 2019 05:35 AM

    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:

    https://asp.arubanetworks.com/downloads/software/RmlsZTpjY2M3NjgzOC0yZTUyLTExZTktYjRkOC1iNzk5YmM1YTZmMmM%3D



  • 23.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 17, 2019 01:30 PM

    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.

     

     



  • 24.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 17, 2019 04:44 PM

    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 nbctcp@gmail.com



  • 25.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 19, 2019 09:33 AM

    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?



  • 26.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 19, 2019 09:46 AM

    Mgmt interface is e0.

    Like here:

    image.png



  • 27.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 20, 2019 09:19 AM

    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



  • 28.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jun 20, 2019 09:31 AM

    Contact me: vincent.giles@hpe.com, I'll help you. 

    I built the CX appliance for EVE-NG a while back, and can share how-to.



  • 29.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 06:09 AM

    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?

     

     



  • 30.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 08:30 AM

    @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 ?



  • 31.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 08:57 AM

    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



  • 32.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 09:20 AM

    Are you a partner ? (i.e do you have access to Arubapedia for partner - AFP ?)



  • 33.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 09:42 AM

    Yes i am Partner and Using gns3a template from afp



  • 34.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 09:50 AM
      |   view attached

    Here is an updated doc for 10.4.

    Attachment(s)



  • 35.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 09:56 AM

    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)



  • 36.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 10:03 AM

    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 ? 

     



  • 37.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 10:09 AM

    it comes up to green, but no ping between to switches, no mac in mac table, no lldp -> switches do not see each other:

     

    SW1

    sh ip int brief all-vrfs

    1/1/1    10.0.0.1/30          up/up

     

    sh int 1/1/1

    RX0

    TX 143

     

    SW2

    sh ip int brief all-vrfs

    1/1/1    10.0.0.2/30          up/up

    sh int 1/1/1

    RX 0

    TX 46

     

    Connection in GNS3

    SW1_1/1/1-----------------SW2_1/1/1

     



  • 38.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 10:16 AM

    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.



  • 39.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 04, 2019 04:20 AM

    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.............

     



  • 40.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 11, 2019 04:30 AM

    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

     



  • 41.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jul 02, 2020 04:47 PM

    Hi All,

     

    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. 



  • 42.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jul 02, 2020 07:19 PM

    Have you enable promiscuous mode in ESXi?
    Do you use latest EveNG Community?

     

    # mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/aruba-cx-10_02
    scp ArubaOS-CX_10_02_0010_ova.zip into /tmp
    # cd /tmp
    # unzip ArubaOS-CX_10_02_0010_ova.zip
    # tar xf ArubaOS-CX_10_02_0010.ova
    # /opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 arubaoscx-disk-image-genericx86-p4-20190129201401.vmdk /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/aruba-cx-10_02/hda.qcow2
    # /opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions
    L: admin
    P: 


  • 43.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jul 07, 2020 06:40 PM

    Hello all, 

     

    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, 

    MandP_0-1594161436622.png

    any idea? 

    regards.



  • 44.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jul 08, 2020 04:19 AM

    What version do you run ?

    I assume you activate nested virtualization (GNS3VM is KVM, so the GNS3VM must have setting for virtualization enabled).

    Rgds,



  • 45.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Jul 14, 2020 09:05 AM

    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



  • 46.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Aug 04, 2020 08:31 AM

    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.



  • 47.  RE: ArubaOS-CX on ESXI

    Posted Dec 02, 2019 02:11 PM

    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.

     

    Thanks!