vNX-OS [N7K] installation (Step by Step)


Let’s drive from VirtualBox * Cisco Nexus vNX-OS and work with GNS3

1. Cisco vNX-OS Introduction

> Simulation of the Cisco Nexus devices are the ‘Titanium’ is included in the VIRL version 7.X as properly introduced

2. Cisco vIOS Availability:

A. Extract from Cisco VIRL: Cisco VIRL is paid because somehow the purchase of a personal level is a bit obviously very difficult

B. Google

3. vNX-OS[N7K] drive to VM VirtualBox

> Test environment: VM VirtualBox

> VNX-OS Image: Used 7.X versions extracted from the Cisco VIRL – N7K.vmdk

4. VM creation in VirtualBox

> New VM – OS (Linux, Other 64.bit),

> Name (vNX-oS),

> CPU (1),

> RAM (2G – 4G),

> Disk (existing presence, N7K.vmdk selection, Convert)

> VNX-OS MgMt virtual serial port settings for access control (Serial Port) – named pipe: //./pipe/vNX-OS

5. Nexus Titanium Benefits

Take advantage of the NX-OS for free during test / training.

General features of the NX-OS engineers learning.

It is easy to use. Being if one PC.

Easy to set up and change Lab (no physical cabling, etc.)

6. Limitations

Not all features are available.

Hardware / control plane performance / extended test but not the level that you can trust.



> you need to make New VM if you want to use two vNX-OS in GNS3

> when you make vm clone must reinitialize the mac-address for all the network cards

> Use Full Clone

> Login = adminĀ  Password = admin

> Enable Temporary Licenses

> sh module

> sh version

> sh dir

Source: GNS3


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