At my current job we run a lot of Arista gear. They are great little boxes. You can also run Ganglia on them :-) since they are basically Fedora Core 14 OS with some Arista proprietary sauce. You can find Arista specific Ganglia gmetric scripts here
On occasion I have wanted to test some things and Arista offers VM images you can run on your choice of virtualization. You can find more details here
I use KVM on my Ubuntu laptop and although booting the imaged worked I could not SSH into vEOS from my laptop. After a bit of testing I discovered that Arista’s document misses a very important option ie.
So full invocation is really
kvm -cdrom Aboot-veos-2.0.8.iso -boot d -hda EOS-4.12.3-veos.vmdk -usb -m 1024 \ -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:01:02:03,<wbr></wbr>model=e1000 \ -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:01:02:04,<wbr></wbr>model=e1000 \ -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:01:02:05,<wbr></wbr>model=e1000 \ -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:01:02:06,<wbr></wbr>model=e1000 \ -net nic,macaddr=52:54:00:01:02:07,<wbr></wbr>model=e1000 \ -net tap
Log in into the console you just fired up and type
localhost#configure localhost(config)#interface vlan 1 localhost(config-if-Vl1)#ip address 192.168.122.2/24 localhost(config)#username admin secret 0 secret
You also want to set the password e.g. here I set it to secret and voila you can now SSH into 192.168.122.2. If you have too many SSH private keys loaded log in may not work so turn of public key authentication e.g.
ssh -o PubkeyAuthentication=no firstname.lastname@example.org
Only note may be that if you just install libvirt /etc/qemu-ifup doesn’t quite work since it determines which bridge to connect to based on the default route To “fix” that add
Just above this section in /etc/qemu-ifup
# only add the interface to default-route bridge if we # have such interface (with default route) and if that # only add the interface to default-route bridge if we # have such interface (with default route) and if that # interface is actually a bridge. # It is possible to have several default routes too for br in $switch; do if [ -d /sys/class/net/$br/bridge/. ]; then if [ -n "$ip" ]; then ip link set "$1" master "$br" else brctl addif $br "$1" fi exit # exit with status of the previous command fi done