I have a problem with XRv in VirtualBox and GNS3.
Since the beginning I was able to start XRv in VirtualBox and connect it to GNS3 but each time I close the project and restart it again I lose connectivity between the virtual machine and the routers whether I have it directly connected or connected by an GNS3 ethernet switch.
I have to disconnect all the connections from the VM and reconnect it again.
I am running GNS3 0.8.6, VirtualBox 4.3.6 and the host is a Windows 7 64 bit.
The VM interfaces were configured as "Host-only adapters", Intel 82545EM, and cable connected.
One thing I noticed was that, when I run VBoxManage to see information about the VM, the interfaces changed to "Not attached" on the first interface and to "Generic Driver" on the others.
Also a lot of people is complaining about the same problem ( in certcollection.org ).
Is there any solution to this ? Am I doing something wrong ? Is it a VirtualBox/GNS3 integration problem ?
Bump... Please if anyone is having solution, let us know.. It would help a lot..
I know the solution:
1. configure the interface and ping from XR: ping IP_NEIGHBOR 100
the ping fails but don't interrupt it.
2. in gns3 delete the connection and recreate it.
3. It starts workings.
Take care that the mapping between g0/0/0/0,1,etc and e0,e1,e2,etc is not the same always. So you should try in different ways.
Thanks for replying but the question was that I have saved GNS topology and everytime i start it, i need to reconnect all links going to/from VBox VM IOS-XR.. Is there any solution through which i can save ports.. I can see when i start, VM's have UDP ports mapped but I think GNS topology file (.net) doesnt remembers the UDP tunnel port..
And for me, the interface mapping between Gigabit0/0/0/0,1,2,3 and e0,e1,e2 etc always remains same.
Thanks in advance..