Aruba CX Switch

Versions this guide is based on

EVE Image Name Downloaded Filename Version vCPUs vRAM Console
arubacx-10.03 10.03 2 4096 telnet
arubacx-10.04 10.04 2 4096 telnet


Other versions should also be supported following bellow’s procedure.

Steps below are based on creation, for other image deployment, use proper names respectively.

1. Download The Aruba account is required to obtain this image.

2. SSH to EVE and login as root, from cli and create temporary working directory abc on the EVE’s root:

mkdir abc
cd abc

3. Upload the downloaded OVA image to the EVE root/abc using for example FileZilla or WinSCP.

4. Unzip and Extract OVA image, for further use we will need on vmdk image which is inside OVA.

root@eve-ng:~/abc# unzip
  inflating: ArubaOS-CX_10_04_1000.ova 
 extracting: ArubaOS-CX_10_04_1000.ova.sig 
root@eve-ng:~/abc# tar xvf ArubaOS-CX_10_04_1000.ova

5. Convert vmdk (red) hdd to the qcow2 format.

/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 arubaoscx-disk-image-genericx86-p4-20200311173823.vmdk virtioa.qcow2

6. Create new image folder

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/arubacx-10.04

8. Move your created prepared image files virtioa.qcow2 to the image directory

mv virtioa.qcow2 /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/arubacx-10.04/

9. Delete temporary directory abc and fix permissions

rm -rf abc
/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions
access to Aruba CX: admin/no password, just hit enter