Cisco VIRL Home Lab
In my last post I spoke about getting a Cisco virl (virtual internet routing lab) server up and running here. I started with a hyper-V installation, which wasn’t listed as being supported. I gave it a try anyways. What I came to find out is that hyper-V would not work with my setup because I couldn’t do nested virtualization. Cisco Virl runs KVM under the hood which needs native VT-d. I couldn’t get hyper-v to pass VT-d to the host, so that was a no go. I decided to wipe the drive and load the iso version of cisco virl directly on my box. After a few failed attempts, I finally got virl to run without giving an error when trying to license the software. You have to follow the virl install guide to the T. I accidentally didn’t put in the correct hostname that the guide said to use. That caused the initial installation of virl to give an error every time I tried to run the user workspace manager. After following the exact directions, I was able to get virl to load.
Now I’m running into one last error message:
state changed from BUILD to ERROR with message: No valid host was found. Exceeded max scheduling attempts 3 for instance
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I’m digging into the logs in order to figure out what the issue is, I’m really close. Hopefully my next post will be an in depth review of cisco virl.