Edit: The recording of this session is now available here

This coming Tuesday, April 19th 2016, at 09:00 PDT (17:00 UTC) I will be joining the VIRL team for a discussion and demo of using cloud hosted servers, VIRL, and INE material for CCIE preparation, with a focus on large topologies (30+ devices). The Webex signup link is here. The session will also be simulcast on live.ine.com.

Specifically in this session I will be covering:

  • How to deploy VIRL on cloud servers
  • Loading INE topology files into the VIRL cloud instance through GIT
  • Launching and managing multiple large topologies

Attendees will also have an opportunity to submit questions to me as well as the VIRL team.

Hope to see you there!

About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:

Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.

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28 Responses to “INE & VIRL Webinar – Using INE, VIRL, & the Cloud for Large Scale CCIE Preparation”

  1. Husain says:

    am i gonna need this if im preparing for CCIE datacentert ?

  2. Ahcene says:

    Is it possible to use VIRL to prepare for CCIE SRCURITY ?

    Thank you

  3. Chentto says:

    It will be nice to have this demo deployment perform from a Mac…

  4. Hassan says:

    Planning to buy Physical Hardwares for ccie r/s but VIRL looks good .Which path to choose ?

  5. Mohammed says:

    Will the session be recorded so we can view it on demand?

  6. Michael says:

    Will this be available for either download or All Access Pass?

  7. Steven says:

    Hello Brian,

    Can I still subscribe?

  8. Roger says:

    Just tried to sign up and it says event is no longer active???

  9. Claiton says:

    Is it possible to use VIRL to prepare for CCIE Collaboration ?

  10. Jeff says:


    Is it available to stream? I missed it.

  11. Linda says:

    Hi Brian,

    I tried loading the SPv4 (14 nodes) topology in VIRL, but it said it needs 43G of memory.
    In this 14 node topology, there are 10 CSR1000v and 4XR.
    Can I replace CSR1000v with IOSv? or is there a way to tweak the mem requirement:

    IOSv = 1vCPU, 512Mb
    IOS XRv = 1vCPU, 1536Mb
    CSR1000v = 1vCPU, 3096Mb <<<< require the most memory
    NXOSv = 1vCPU, 2048Mb

    • You can replace it with IOSv for most tasks. There are some SP specific features that regular IOS doesn’t support, but when you get to that point you can just selectively replace a few IOSv instances with CSR1000v. The other option, if you’re using packet.net, is to use their “baremetal_3″ server which has more RAM.

      • Linda says:

        Thanks much. It would really help to know which routers should be kept as CSR1000v. I am connecting the routers directly (w/o the unmanaged switch, my free Maestro from work doesn’t support it), and the interfaces are different, so it’d save time to know this ahead of time.

  12. Pashy says:

    Hi Brian,

    We saw in your Webinar, that you were able to Telnet to all the devices. We did configure SecureCRT as our external terminal and we are able to Telent/SSH to single devices, however Telnet to all devices just don’t work for us.
    Can you please share the detailed configuration steps.


  13. Salvador says:

    What kind of hardware requirements do i need in order to get a complete CCIE lab with VIRL??? is VIRL a best way than rack rental with tokens?


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