Cumulus Linux or VX on Raspberry Pi 3, is it Possible?

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is it possible to run Cumulus Linux or VX on a Raspberry Pi 3 board for testing purposes? 
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Omar Al-Rubaye

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Posted 9 months ago

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Hi Omar.  VX is our only Cumulus Linux product that doesn't run directly on switch hardware.  VX is only compiled for x86 platforms, and Raspberry Pi uses the ARM processor.  So we do not build an image that will run on Raspberry Pi.  

Since x86 processors are ubiquitous, as an alternative, there should be plenty of low cost or surplus x86 boxes that could be used to run VX for simulation and testing.
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Hi Mike, thanks for the reply. Sounds great, so basically VX should run fine one a jaguarbaord (Jaguar one SB Pc)? how should i install VX on a single board PC? cause i saw only 4 download options for the VX , Vbox, Vmware , vagrent and KVM. I've downloaded KVM and used within GNS3 successfully. Would KVM be the right option to run on a SB Pc? are there any documentations regarding that?

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Agree with what Mike said above. For that kind of environment where you don't have a GUI that might make GNS3 usage a bit more challenging although they support headless modes now but I've not used them yet to comment. I would probably use Vagrant /w libvirt and KVM or pure KVM. Each VX needs at least 512 MB of RAM. Pure KVM can be challenging but probably offers the most flexibility. If your OS is based on Ubuntu 16.04 or Debian Stretch you could follow these instructions to get started --> https://getsatisfaction.cumulusnetworks.com/cumulus/topics/setting-up-an-ubuntu-16-04-server-for-sim...