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Cisco VIRL Lab Setup

This Cisco online lab consists of 17x virtual appliances, with combination of NX-OS, ASA FWs, Cisco routers and switches. It also includes 2x small servers for testing end-to-end configuration and topology. On this page you will find useful information about the lab devices, links, useful tutorials and troubleshooting information. This network is based on VIRL and built on machine providing 8 vCPUs, 21 GB RAM and 200 GB of HDD Storage.

Cisco Online Lab Setup

  1. Total 17 nodes are possible in different configurations (please refer to List of Devices section below)
  2. You can choose to use the existing topology or design your own for practice.
  3. Possibility of accessing lab devices natively via SSH / Putty once configured.
  4. Access to browser based console sessions to configure devices.
  5. Ready topology diagram is the one shown on this page and can also be downloaded.


LAN Servers :

  1. Two ubuntu servers are also provided in topology
  2. These are ubuntu machines, can be used for end-to-end testing of network.
  3. IP address of server can be found out by running “ifconfig” command from console


List of Devices :

  • 6x Cisco IOSv Routers
  • 4x Cisco IOSvL2 Switches
  • 2x Cisco ASA Firewalls in HA mode
  • 2x NX-OS Appliances
  • 2x Ubuntu Servers for Application Testing
  • 1x Windows 7 PC for Configuration


Internal Network : DATA Network

Download Network Diagram

Lab Information and Instructions :

If you have booked server time already please login to Lab Console below, credentials delivered via email used during booking. For booking new time slot, click here.

Online Lab Console


  1. connect via above link, login with emailed user/pass
  2. second level of authentication, will be sent via email
  3. list of devices available to connect – Windows pc, Cisco Devices
  4. connect to Windows 7 pc from listed connections, connect as – labuser / Labroot12!@
  5. Cisco device Login – cisco/cisco
  6. Lab will be auto-destroyed after 10 minutes from end of session
  7. All lab devices will be accessible via browser based console / CLI access
  8. To enable SSH access to a device from internet, please add a default route pointing to


Device IP Addressing and SSH Ports (available once default route added from CLI console access)

Public IP SSH Access Port Cisco Device IP Device Type 2001 None 2002 LXC 2003 ASA 1 2004 ASA 2 2005 CSR 2006 Router 1 2007 Router 2 2008 Router 3 2009 Router 4 2010 Router 5 2011 Router 6 2012 Switch 1 2013 Switch 2 2014 Switch 3 2015 Switch 4 2016 NX-OS 1 2017 NX-OS 2
None NA Ubuntu 1
None NA Ubuntu 2


Useful Links :


For Troubleshooting and technical discussion please use this forum :

Discussion Forum

Issues During Lab Session

Facing issues during lab session? Please send en email to support@testclue.com and we will respond within 10 minutes to help you with issue. Common issues could also be discussed and supported via Forum. Specific issues such as lost connectivity to devices, lost connection to lab portal, changes needed in topology could be sent directly to master@testclue.com

May 7, 2018

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