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VIRL Personal Edition 30 Node and VIRL Academic License End of Sale Announcement

by VIRL Team

Posted on December 12th, 2016 at 10:50 AM


As of 1/1/2017, only VIRL Personal Edition 20-Node will be available for purchase. VIRL Personal Edition 30-Node and VIRL Academic license will no longer be available.


Virtual Internet Routing Lab October (1.2.83) release

by VIRL Team

Posted on October 28th, 2016 at 2:40 PM


The VIRL October (1.2.83) release is largely a bug fix update for the existing VIRL 1.2.x release. NOTE - If your VIRL installation is version 1.0.26 or higher, you can perform an in-place upgrade now. In-place upgrades from VIRL versions below 1.0.26 are NOT supported. If you are running an earlier release, you MUST deploy a new image.

Installation images for VMware Workstation, Workstation Player, Fusion Pro, ESXi and Bare-metal systems (ISO) are available now. Please see the section below on Self-Service Download for instructions on how to obtain the appropriate installation image.

ATTENTION: SUPPORT FOR VIRL v1.2.64 WILL END ON 31 December. PLEASE UPGRADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Online training material is available - this is designed to help get you started and productive quickly - http://virl-dev-innovate.cisco.com/tutorial.php - NOTE, this includes video walkthroughs - ensure that your browser supports H.264 video and any plugins are enabled.


Release notes

Virtual Internet Routing Lab July (1.2.64) release

by VIRL Team

Posted on July 11th, 2016 at 3:20 PM


VIRL July (1.2.64) release is an upgrade building on the VIRL 1.0.x and 1.1.x releases. NOTE - If you have VIRL 1.1.1 or 1.0.26 installed today, you can perform an in-place upgrade now. In-place upgrade from VIRL versions below 1.0.26 is NOT supported. If you are running an earlier release, a new installation image MUST be downloaded and installed. Please refer to this post for more informations.


Installation images for VMware Workstation, Workstation Player, Fusion Pro, ESXi and Bare-metal systems (ISO) are available now. Cluster compute nodes will continue to use the 1.1.1 images. Please see the section below on Self-Service Download for instructions on how to obtain the appropriate installation image.


NOTE - SUPPORT FOR VIRL v1.1.1 and v.1.0.26 WILL END ON 6th Aug. PLEASE UPGRADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Online training material is available - this is designed to help get you started and productive quickly - http://virl-dev-innovate.cisco.com/tutorial.php - NOTE, this includes video walkthroughs - ensure that your browser supports H.264 video and any plugins are enabled.


Release notes

VIRL 1.1.1 April’16 release - now available for download and upgrade!

by Richard Han

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 13:44 PM


We are excited to announce the new VIRL April release! VIRL April (virl.1.1.1) release is an upgrade building on the VIRL 1.0.x release. In-place upgrade from VIRL versions below 1.0.11 is NOT supported. If you are running an earlier release, a new installation image MUST be downloaded and installed. Please refer to this post for more information.

Installation images are available for VMware Workstation, Workstation Player, Fusion Pro, ESXi and Bare-metal systems now. Cluster compute node images for ESXI and Bare-metal installations are available as well. The latest IOSv 15.6(2)T, NX-OSv 7.3.0.1 and ASAv 9.5.2 are available with this upgrade. New features such as real-time traffic visualization, syslog data export and VIRL on Openstack Clusters support are introduced.

To view a complete list of new features included in this release and to perform an upgrade, please click the below link to get started.

Release notes

VIRL December Release v1.0.11, new download method, and new IOS-XR images!

by Valerie Lu

Posted on Feb 02, 2016 at 14:45 PM


VIRL December (virl.1.0.11) release is a minor upgrade building on the VIRL 1.0.0 release. NOTE - If you have VIRL 1.0.0 installed today, you can perform an in-place upgrade. Please follow the instructions in the release notes (linked below).
Since mid-December VIRL has moved to a new and improved software download process. You can now download your VIRL images directly from your account (Log in with the CCO ID used to purchase VIRL) => Click on "Download VIRL".
All the Cisco OS Virtual Machines are also available for download at the same location.
The latest IOS-XRv 6.0.0 and IOS-XRv 9000 6.0.0 are available. The IOS-XRv 9000 image is the first VM released that is running the 64-bit IOS-XR operating system as used on the NCS-6xxx platform.

Release notes

VIRL Personal Edition Birthday Release - November 2015 v1.0.0

by Valerie Lu

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM


VIRL celebrates its first birthday on December 1st, 2015! With this very special timing, we are happy to announce the release of VIRL 1.0.0 – a major upgrade release packed full of new features!
You can learn about some of the new features on our youtube channel.
NOTE - performing an In-place upgrade from previous VIRL versions is NOT supported for this upgrade. A new installation image MUST be downloaded and installed.
To obtain the new download image, please email ciscovirl@cisco.com with your Cisco.com ID, order #, and your desired image type.
NOTE - SUPPORT FOR VIRL v0.9.293 WILL END ON 25th of December 2015. PLEASE UPGRADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Release notes

VIRL Personal Edition August 2015 Release v0.9.293

by Valerie Lu

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 2:45 PM


We have a brand new release that is ready for in-place upgrade NOW! Upgrade instructions can be found in the release note. Installation OVA images available for VMware Workstation, Player, Fusion Pro and ESXi, Bare-metal systems via .ISO are also available. You can read the section on 'Self-service download' instructions in the release notes. If you would prefer to receive a fresh OVA or ISO image rather than performing the in-place upgrade, please mail ciscovirl@cisco.com including your VIRL order number or CCO ID/email that was used to purchase the license and specify your image type.
NOTE - SUPPORT FOR VIRL v0.9.242 HAS ENDED ON 14th of September 2015. PLEASE UPGRADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Release note

Past Newsletter Web Archives

by Valerie Lu

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 5:13 PM


In case you missed our past newsletters, you can read the archive of the VIRL Newsletters. Make sure to subscribe for future updates!


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