Welcome to VIRL

VIRL PE is Cisco's powerful, easy-to-use, and extensible network modeling and simulation environment.
  • Build highly-accurate models of existing or planned networks.
  • Design, configure, and operate networks using authentic versions of Cisco's network operating systems, including IOSv, IOSv Layer-2, IOS-XRv, NX-OSv, CSR1000v and ASAv.
  • Integrate 3rd-party virtual machines, appliances, VNFs, and servers.
  • Connect real and virtual networks to form high-fidelity development and test environments.
  • Design and test anywhere - VIRL is portable!

VIRL PE 1.5.x (latest)

Whats New in VIRL PE
faster better easier
  • Easier to deploy and configure
  • Guided set-up on first launch -- no more guessing
  • Modify your VIRL PE server's configuration like a pro
  • Faster system parameter changes -- system changes at a fraction of the time from previous release
  • ...and much more!
easier network setup
Need connectivity to physical network? Easy!
  1. Create the virtual networks (vmnets) or (port-groups)
  2. Set the simulation topology to use shared flat network
Need simulations contained? No problem!
  1. Skip Step 1 when deploying
  2. Create the simulation, launch, done!
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