Ostinato for CML (VIRL)

  • Standard
  • Integrated GUI client and Drone
  • Version 1.3 (latest)
  • VNC console
  • $49/user
  • Buy

How to install Ostinato for CML

  1. Untar ostinatostd-cml-<VERSION>.tgz - the package contains the node definition file (.yaml) and the Ostinato image (.qcow2)
  2. Import the Ostinato node definition
    • From the CML UI Dashboard select Tools > Node and Image Definitions
    • Select Node Definitions
    • Click Import and choose the ostinato.yaml file
    • Click Back
  3. Upload the image
    • Select Image Definitions
    • Click Manage
    • Choose the Ostinato VM image file (.qcow2)to upload
    • Click the Upload Image button
    • New images are displayed under the Uploaded Images section - click Refresh to update the list
    • Click Create New Image Definition
  4. Create Image definition with following values, replacing <VERSION> with 1.1-1
    • Set ID as ostinato-<VERSION>
    • Set Label as Ostinato <VERSION>
    • Set Description as Ostinato Traffic Generator <VERSION>
    • Set Disk Image to the just uploaded Ostinato .qcow2 image
    • Set Node Definition to Ostinato
    • Leave other fields to their defaults
    • Click Create New Image Definition

How to use Ostinato for CML

  1. Add a Ostinato node to the lab
  2. Connect links from Ostinato to other nodes
  3. Start the Ostinato node (or the lab)
  4. Select the Ostinato node and use the VNC tab to access the Ostinato GUI (no output is expected on the Console tab)


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💡 Tip

If you find VNC within the browser difficult to use for any reason, you can use the CML breakout tool to launch a local native VNC client to access the Ostinato GUI.

Alternately, you can use Ostinato for your OS natively and connect to the Ostinato node within the lab using the mgmt port -

  1. Add an External connector node to your lab
  2. Configure the External connector node to use bridge mode (instead of NAT)
  3. Create a link to connect Ostinato node’s eth0/mgmt port to the External connector node
  4. Start the External connector node
  5. (Re)start the Ostinato node so that the mgmt port can get an IP address via DHCP