Run ASA9.1 on EVE(UNL)

Posted on December 21, 2018

This blog discusses ASA, not ASAv. Refer to

It’s possible to run ASA9.1 on EVE-NG (UNL, unified network lab), so I did a try:

  1. Image preparation

    No, I can’t provide the image to anyone, and I won’t respond to any question about it. Please Refer to following posts for the image file:

    Refer to, EVE only support hda.qcow2 format disk. Covert your image to qcow2 format before the next step.

  2. Copy the ASA Harddisk file to EVE


    the execute the command:

    /opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions
  3. Start the VM

    Here is my EVE version: 2.0.3-86 Before starting the VM, I have made the following changes: RAM should be 1,024MB

    • Qemu binary: 2.9 and the x86_64 version

    • make sure the adapter type is the default value: tpl(i82559er) Note: The options which start with E1000 doesn’t work

    • qemu parameters

      -machine type=pc-1.0,accel=tcg -icount auto -hdachs 980,16,32 -nographic

Here are some errors I met when I implementing #3:

  • Error1:

    with qemu options:

    i386 platform, parameter: -machine type=pc-1.0,accel=tcg

    It froze at

    CPU: Intel QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.0 stepping 03
    Checking ‘hlt’ instruction…
  • Error2:

    Change Qemu binary to version2.9 to resolve the issue: It froze at

    ide: forcing hda as a disk (980/16/32)
    Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = 37885541749 ns)

Run ASA9.1 on EVE(UNL)


Scan the QR code using WeChat

comments powered by Disqus