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Aruba CX switches and EVE-NG simulator - minimum CPU model requirement

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  • 1.  Aruba CX switches and EVE-NG simulator - minimum CPU model requirement

    Posted Nov 28, 2023 04:57 AM

    Hi,

    does CX virtual switches / EVE-NG simulator have some sort of CPU instruction requirement to be able to work?

    I have the problem where it runs on top of E5-2680 v2 CPU's in ESXi 7.0. 

    The CX switches boot up and can be managed in CLI without problems.

    But there is a weird thing going on when I try to use NetEdit v2.9 to make changes to these switches.

    All CX switches go to hardware reset and start rebooting every time I click deploy button in NetEdit. 

    My NetEdit is running as a separate ESXi VM.

    So I started to wonder maybe my CPU is too old and does not have some instructions required by CX virtual switches or EVE-NG?

    What could be the cause of the problem? I have 20 CPU cores, 40 threads and 196GB RAM.

    EVE-NG has 20 cores and 64GB RAM which should be more than enough to run 3 CX switches for a lab - so the problem is not hardware resource related.



  • 2.  RE: Aruba CX switches and EVE-NG simulator - minimum CPU model requirement

    MVP EXPERT
    Posted Nov 28, 2023 05:24 PM

    Far a i known EVE-NG or CX Simulator don't have any CPU requirement other than is have to support Intel Virtualalization.

    https://www.eve-ng.net/index.php/documentation/installation/system-requirement/

    https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/AOS-CX/10.13/OVA/rn_ova_10.13.0005.pdf

    Note: 10.13.xxxx is available since this week ;)

    I run EVE-NG on a Intel NUC Gen7 with Corei7 4core / 32b ram / NVMe / VMware 6.7. Can run up to 6-8 virtual switches. Didn't test it with NedEdit unfortunally.

    I don't think your hardware is the issue.



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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Expert 2023 | ACEP | ACMP | ACCP | ACDP | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opinions are my own
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  • 3.  RE: Aruba CX switches and EVE-NG simulator - minimum CPU model requirement

    MVP EXPERT
    Posted Nov 29, 2023 12:26 PM

    My setup runs without issues with two virtual switches. Can push configuration like time settings from NetEdit and are commit successfull.

    • ArubaOS-CX:Virtual.10.13.0005
    • NetEdit 2.9.0
    • Intel NUC Gen7 Corei7 / 32GB Ram
    • VMware 6.7U3
    • EVE-NG 5.0.1-13-Community

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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Expert 2023 | ACEP | ACMP | ACCP | ACDP | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opinions are my own
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