Supported Platforms

Supported Virtual Network Devices

netlab supports these virtual network devices or their physical equivalents (when using external virtualization provider).

Virtual network device

netlab device type

Arista vEOS

eos

Aruba AOS-CX

arubacx

Cisco ASAv

asav

Cisco CSR 1000v

csr

Cisco IOSv

iosv

Cisco IOS XRv

iosxr

Cisco Nexus 9300v

nxos

Cumulus Linux 4.x/5.x

cumulus

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

cumulus_nvue

Dell OS10 .

dellos10

Fortinet FortiOS

fortios

FRRouting (FRR)

frr

Generic Linux host

linux

Juniper vMX

vmx

Juniper vPTX (vJunos EVO)

vptx

Juniper vSRX 3.0

vsrx

Mikrotik RouterOS 6 (CHR)

routeros

Mikrotik RouterOS 7 (CHR)

routeros7

Nokia SR Linux

srlinux

Nokia SR OS

sros

Sonic

sonic

VyOS 1.4

vyos

netlab also supports the following daemons (control-plane software running in containers):

Daemon

netlab device type

BIRD Internet Routing Daemon

bird

dnsmasq DHCP server

dnsmasq

Notes:

Supported Virtualization Providers

netlab create can generate configuration files for these virtualization providers:

You cannot use all supported network devices with all virtualization providers. These are the supported combinations (use netlab show images command to display the current system settings).

Virtual network device

Vagrant
Libvirt

Vagrant
Virtualbox

Containerlab

Arista vEOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco ASAv

Cisco IOSv

Cisco IOS XRv

Cisco CSR 1000v

Cisco Nexus 9300v

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

Dell OS10

Fortinet FortiOS

FRR

Generic Linux (Ubuntu/Alpine)

Juniper vMX

Juniper vPTX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

Sonic

VyOS

Note:

  • external provider can be used with all devices supported by netlab.

Configuration files for Virtualbox and KVM/libvirt environments specify the number of virtual CPUs and memory allocated to individual network devices. These are the default values; you can change them with node parameters.

Virtual network device

netlab device type

CPUs

memory

libvirt NIC model

Arista vEOS

eos

2

2048

virtio (libvirt default)

Aruba AOS-CX

arubacx

2

4096

virtio (libvirt default)

Cisco ASAv

asav

1

2048

virtio (libvirt default)

Cisco IOSv

iosv

1

512

e1000

Cisco IOS XRv

iosxr

2

8192

e1000

Cisco CSR 1000v

csr

2

4096

virtio (libvirt default)

Cisco Nexus 9300v

nxos

2

6144

e1000

Cumulus Linux

cumulus

2

1024

virtio (libvirt default)

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

cumulus_nvue

2

1024

virtio (libvirt default)

Dell OS10

dellos10

2

2048

e1000

Fortinet FortiOS

fortios

1

1024

virtio (libvirt default)

FRR

frr

1

1024

virtio (libvirt default)

Generic Linux host

linux

1

1024

virtio (libvirt default)

Juniper vSRX 3.0

vsrx

2

4096

virtio (libvirt default)

Juniper vPTX

vptx

4

8192

virtio (libvirt default)

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

routeros

1

256

virtio (libvirt default)

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

routeros7

2

256

e1000

Sonic

sonic

2

4096

virtio (libvirt default)

VyOS

vyos

2

1024

virtio (libvirt default)

Configuration Deployments

Ansible playbooks included with netlab can deploy and collect device configuration on these network operating systems:

Operating system

Deploy configuration

Collect configuration

Arista EOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco ASAv

Cisco IOS / IOS XE

Cisco IOS XRv

Cisco Nexus OS

Cumulus Linux

Dell OS10

Fortinet FortiOS

FRR

Generic Linux

Juniper vMX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Juniper vPTX

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

Sonic

VyOS

Initial Device Configurations

The following system-wide features are configured on supported network operating systems as part of the initial device configuration:

Operating system

Hostname

IPv4 hosts

LLDP

Loopback
IPv4 address

Loopback
IPv6 address

Arista EOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco ASAv

Cisco IOS/IOS XE

Cisco IOS XRv

Cisco Nexus OS

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

Dell OS10

Fortinet FortiOS

FRR

Generic Linux

Juniper vMX

Juniper vPTX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

Sonic

VyOS

The following interface parameters are configured on supported network operating systems as part of the initial device configuration:

Operating system

Interface
description

Interface
bandwidth

MTU

Additional
loopbacks

Arista EOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco ASAv

Cisco IOS/IOS XE

Cisco IOS XRv

Cisco Nexus OS

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

Dell OS10

Fortinet FortiOS

FRR

Generic Linux

Juniper vMX

Juniper vPTX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

Sonic

VyOS

The following interface addresses are supported on various platforms:

Operating system

IPv4
addresses

IPv6
addresses

Unnumbered
IPv4 interfaces

Arista EOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco ASAv

Cisco IOSv

Cisco IOS XE

Cisco IOS XRv

Cisco Nexus OS

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

Dell OS10

Fortinet FortiOS

FRR

Generic Linux

Juniper vMX

Juniper vPTX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

Sonic

VyOS

Supported Configuration Modules

Routing protocol configuration modules are supported on these devices[1]

Operating system

OSPF

IS-IS

EIGRP

BGP

BFD

EVPN

FHRP

Arista EOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco ASAv

Cisco IOSv

Cisco IOS XE

Cisco IOS XRv

Cisco Nexus OS

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

Dell OS10

Fortinet FortiOS

FRR

Juniper vMX

Juniper vPTX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

Sonic

VyOS

Notes:

  • FRHP = First-Hop Redundancy Protocol (anycast gateway or VRRP)

Tip

See integration test results for more details.

Routing protocol configuration modules are also supported on these daemons:

Operating system

OSPF

IS-IS

BGP

BFD

BIRD Internet Routing Daemon

The data plane configuration modules are supported on these devices[1]:

Operating system

VLAN

VRF

VXLAN

MPLS

SR-MPLS

SRv6

Arista EOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco IOSv

Cisco IOS XE

Cisco Nexus OS

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

Dell OS10

FRR

Juniper vMX

Juniper vPTX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

VyOS

Network services configuration modules are supported on these devices[1]

Operating system

DHCP

DHCPv6

Arista EOS

Cisco IOSv

Cisco IOS XE

Cumulus Linux

Network services configuration modules are also supported on these daemons:

Operating system

DHCP

DHCPv6

dnsmasq

IPv6 Support

Core netlab functionality and all multi-protocol routing protocol configuration modules fully support IPv6. OSPFv3 is implemented only on some platforms.

Operating system

IPv6
addresses

OSPFv3

IS-IS MT

EIGRP
IPv6 AF

BGP
IPv6 AF

SR-MPLS

Arista EOS

Aruba AOS-CX

Cisco ASAv

Cisco IOSv

Cisco IOS XE

Cisco Nexus OS

Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Linux 5.0 (NVUE)

Dell OS10

Fortinet FortiOS

FRR

Generic Linux

Juniper vMX

Juniper vPTX

Juniper vSRX 3.0

Mikrotik RouterOS 6

Mikrotik RouterOS 7

Nokia SR Linux

Nokia SR OS

Sonic

VyOS

Unknown Devices

You can use device type unknown to add unsupported devices to a netlab-managed virtual lab. netlab assumes an unknown device supports all configuration modules and will prepare the data structures and Ansible inventory you need to configure the device.

Unknown devices are placed in the unprovisioned group and are not configured by the netlab up or netlab initial commands.

To add an unknown device to a lab: