KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions.
The CloudEOS and vEOS is part of the Arista EOS that allows it to deploy as a virtual machine image. This document details the system requirements of CloudEOS and vEOS on Linux KVM based hypervisors.
Minimum Server Requirements
- Intel x86
- Four cores running at 2.4GHz or greater
- 16 GB memory
- Intel VT-d support
- For SR-IOV based deployment, the NICs need to be SR-IOV capable
- RedHat 7 with virtualization support. See below for virtualization . Make sure libvirt is installed by executing virsh list which should return without errors. Python 2.7+ is needed to run the installation script vSphere 5.5 and 6.0.
KVM CloudEOS and vEOS image
File Name: EOS.qcow2
Details: Image Hard Disk that contains CloudEOS and vEOS. This file can grow as agents in CloudEOS and vEOS generates logs/traces, etc.