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  • 1.  Issues with GNS3 Intergration

    Posted Nov 10, 2021 08:52 PM
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     Not sure who can help me with this or can direct me in the direction of someone who can, but I am trying to build the Aruba AOS-CX switch simulator in my lab using GNS3.  When I go to GNS3 per the instructions from the Airheads site, to import the appliance using the below file I get the error shown at the bottom of  this email in GNS.  I am by no means a coder, so any idea what this means?   Thanks in advance.

     "See attachment for Error"


    "name": "ArubaOS-CX Simulation Software",

    "category": "multilayer_switch",

    "status": "stable",

    "product_name": "ArubaOS-CX Simulation Software",

    "description": "The ArubaOS-CX Simulation Software OVA is a virtual platform to enable simulation of the

    ArubaOS-CX Network Operating System. Simulated networks can be created using many of the protocols in the

    ArubaOS-CX Operating system like OSPF and BGP. Key features like the Aruba Network Analytics Engine and the

    REST API can be simulated, providing a lightweight development platform to building the modern network. This

    software can be easily implemented in the GNS3 simulation software to enable drag and drop network design

    for building complex simulated topologies.",

    "maintainer_email": "TBD",

    "vendor_url": "",

    "vendor_name": "HPE Aruba",

    "availability": "service-contract",

    "maintainer": "TBD",

    "registry_version": 4,

    "usage": "Default username admin with blank password.",

    "symbol": ":/symbols/route_switch_processor.svg",

    "first_port_name": "",

    "port_name_format": "1/1/{0}",

    "qemu": {


    "arch": "x86_64",

    "ram": 2048,

    "adapters": 8,

    "hdb_disk_interface": "ide",

    "hdc_disk_interface": "ide",

    "hda_disk_interface": "ide",

    "cpus": 1,

    "kvm": "require",

    "adapter_type": "virtio-net-pci",

    "console_type": "telnet",

    "options": "-nographic",

    "process_priority": "normal"


    "images": [


    "filename": "arubaoscx-disk-image-genericx86-p4-20210610000730.vmdk",

    "version": "10.07.0010",

    "md5sum":  531603968,


     "download_url": ""



    "versions": [


    "name": "10.07.0010",

    "images": {

    "hda_disk_image": "arubaoscx-disk-image-genericx86-p4-20210610000730.vmdk"




    See attachment for Error

    Chris Leach

  • 2.  RE: Issues with GNS3 Intergration

    Posted Jan 05, 2022 09:59 AM
    Iamm having the same problem.Can anyone assist please ?

    Cal Rose

  • 3.  RE: Issues with GNS3 Intergration

    Posted Jan 05, 2022 09:59 AM

    Iam having the same issue.Can anybody help ?


    Cal Rose

  • 4.  RE: Issues with GNS3 Intergration

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 05:09 AM
    To unlock you, you may edit the file and change the description to a very minimum, so that you don't hit this issue which seems linked to CR coding.

    Vincent Giles

  • 5.  RE: Issues with GNS3 Intergration

    Posted Apr 27, 2022 02:51 PM
    I had the same issue today, the problem here is that the "description" field have line breaks after copied from the pdf, and it should be a single line. Because of this, the file is not readable. Just edit the description field to become a single line, and it should work.

    Magne Hjertaker