Much to the dismay of my wife, my VIRL version 1.0.0 download link arrived today. I am going to take a little time out from the family today and run through the install – documenting things here for my faithful readers.
First, note that this install must be done from scratch. No more “in place upgrade” with this major new version.
Just like with previous versions, the installation instructions include a ton of verifications and modifications that can be skipped if you are wanting to complete as quickly as possible, and you are not connecting your VIRL simulation to live gear.
It is basically this:
- Download the new OVA
- Import the OVA into your VMware software (this takes a while)
- Adjust the amount of CPUs and cores based on your host machine
- Start VIRL
- Get the IP address and connect using a browser
- Stick in your license
- Download and install VM Maestro.
It follows this older version video well…
The new VIRL is packed with improvements, both in functionality of the images as well as much needed improvements in the GUI. Enjoy!