Run ASA9.1 on EVE(UNL)

Posted by Blog - uTIcARdI 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 with anyone, and I won’t respond to any question about image. Please Refer to following posts for the image file:

    Refer to http://www.eve-ng.net/index.php/documentation/images-table, EVE only support hda.qcow2 format disk. Covert your image to qcow2 format before next step.

  2. Copy the ASA Harddisk file to EVE

    File
    File

    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 following changes: RAM should be 1,024MB

    • Qemu binary: 2.9 and the x86_64 version
    • make sure the adapter type is 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
      
    Options
    Options
    Done
    Done

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)


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