Catalyst 8000v

Versions this guide is based on:

EVE Image Name Downloaded Filename Version vCPUs vRAM Console
c8000v-17.04.01a c8000v-universalk9.17.04.01a.iso 17.04.01a 1 4096 telnet
Instructions
Successfuly tested, Bengaluru 17.04.01 image. Commands to use on EVE cli are given in green.

Steps below are based on c8000v-universalk9.17.04.01a.iso creation.

1. SSH to EVE and login as root, from cli and create image directory on the EVE:

root@eve-ng:~# mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a
root@eve-ng:~# cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a
root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a# 

2. Upload the downloaded ISO CD image to the EVE /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a/ using for example FileZilla or WinSCP. Below is output after uploaded ISO image.

root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a# ls
c8000v-universalk9.17.04.01a.iso
root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a#

3. Create new HDD for C8000v installation:

root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a# /opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img create -f qcow2  virtioa.qcow2 8G
Formatting 'virtioa.qcow2', fmt=qcow2 size=8589934592 encryption=off cluster_size=65536 lazy_refcounts=off refcount_bits=16
root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a#

4. Start C8000v installation:

/opt/qemu-2.2.0/bin/qemu-system-x86_64  -nographic -drive file=virtioa.qcow2,if=virtio,bus=0,unit=0,cache=none -machine type=pc-1.0,accel=kvm -serial mon:stdio -nographic -nodefconfig -nodefaults -rtc base=utc -cdrom c8000v-universalk9.17.04.01a.iso -boot order=dc  -m 4096 

5. Once on the screen appears prompt, hit any key and choose 2nd option C8000V Serial Console – 2020-12-18_05.28 and confirm with ENTER:

Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.

    GGNU GRUB  version 2.02
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 | C8000V Virtual (VGA) Console - 2020-12-18_05.28                         | 
 |*C8000V Serial Console - 2020-12-18_05.28                                |
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6. IMPORTANT ! Wait till C8000v installs and again prompt Press any key to continue, hit any key and choose 2nd option again BUT DO NOT HIT ENTER after selected Serial option:

Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.

   GGNU GRUB version 2.02
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| C8000V Virtual (VGA) Console - 2020-12-18_05.28                         | 
|*C8000V Serial Console - 2020-12-18_05.28                                |
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DO NOT HIT ENTER after selected Serial!!!

7. Now Stop C8000v booting and get to qemu prompt using key combo ctrl+a release keys and then press c, once appears (qemu) type quit.

(qemu) quit

8. Remove ISO from image directory:

root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a# rm c8000v-universalk9.17.04.01a.iso
root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a#

9. Fix permissions:

root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a# /opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions
root@eve-ng:/opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/c8000v-17.04.01a# 

C8000v Image is created and ready to use, now you can open lab and your image will be visible under nodes c8000v