VIRL update 0.9.17

I was a bit slow on this one. I have been very busy of late. VIRL have updated with a feature release. 0.9.17 is an in place upgrade. There is a lot of focus on stability. There is also a version update to NX-OS, IOSv, IOSXRv and CSR1000v. An in place upgraded is recommended.

Big Features

I have outlined the big features to me. If you want to see the full update of features check this link out.

Multipoint connector replaced by “Unmanaged Switch” – This is great. This allows a simplified view of a switch opposed to using a Multipoint connector. At the moment there is no L2IOS (Which is coming) so this is mostly cosmetic. Importing old topologies into an updated platforms will result in a topology needs to be updated and this occurs when prompted on topology load.

LXC Jumphosts – Jumping on the container bandwagon, VIRL provides LXC jump hosts for basic ssh gateway functions. This allows simplified management aggregation point and can be spun up inside the FLAT network or a private simulation network.

Updated Visualisation engine – The 3D modelling engine is pretty cool. Allows very quick topologies to be generated. If you’re keeping a live VIRL replication of your production or customer environments you can quickly spin up some neat documentation on topologies, routing domains and connectivity models.

Awesome update. A little painful to perform (due mostly to noisy Linux servers on the day) but quite easy if you follow the steps. Well done Joel and team VIRL!.

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