Download and add Cisco SD-WAN Viptela in Eve-ng

This step-by-step guide to download and add Cisco SD-WAN viptela images to eve-ng will help you to set up Cisco SD-WAN lab for practice, learning, and certification.

Supported Images

EVE Image NameDownloaded FilenameVersionvCPUsvRAMInterfaces
vtbond-19.2.3viptela-edge-19.2.3-genericx86-64.qcow219.2.3110242
vtedge-19.2.3viptela-edge-19.2.3-genericx86-64.qcow219.2.3110245-8
vtsmart-19.2.3viptela-smart-19.2.3-genericx86-64.qcow219.2.3220482
vtmgmt-19.2.3viptela-vmanage-19.2.3-genericx86-64.qcow219.2.34163842

Step 1: Download Cisco SD-WAN Images for Eve-ng

First, you need to obtain the Cisco SDWAN images. Ensure you have the right to access these images through Cisco. The images come in various versions and configurations tailored to different SDWAN components like vBond, vEdge, vSmart, and vManage.

Step 2: Create an Image Directory in EVE-NG

Once you have the images, you need to create a directory on your EVE-NG instance to store them. Use SSH to log in as root and execute the following command:

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vtbond-19.2.3

Step 3: Upload the Cisco SD-WAN Images to Eve-ng

Now you’re ready to transfer the images to the EVE-NG instance. You can use tools like FileZilla or WinSCP for an easy transfer. Navigate to the directory you created in Step 2 and upload the images there.

For example, using FileZilla, you would connect to your EVE-NG instance, browse to the ‘/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/vtbond-19.2.3’ directory, and drag-and-drop the image files into this directory.

Step 4: Fixing the Permission

After the images are uploaded, you need to adjust the permissions to ensure EVE-NG can access them correctly. Use the following command:

/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

This command will update permissions across all EVE-NG directories and images, ensuring that the system can properly read and execute the files.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you can start the EVE-NG GUI and add the Cisco SD-WAN nodes to your project. Configure them according to your lab requirements and start practicing with a fully functional virtual SDWAN environment. This hands-on experience is invaluable for understanding the Cisco SDWAN platform and preparing for various networking certifications.

By completing these steps, you will have successfully added Cisco SD-WAN Viptela images to your Eve-NG platform, allowing you to simulate a network environment and practice configuration and troubleshooting tasks.

This is particularly beneficial for those preparing for certifications or looking to gain hands-on experience with Cisco’s SD-WAN solutions.

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