Virtualception – Running VMs off your Router!?!?!


Today’s post will quickly go over a neat¬†feature of IOS-XE that lets you run a virtual machine directly off your Cisco router, the feature is meant for the ASRs and the 4K routers but since CSRs use the same code base we can have a virtual router host a virtual machine! ¬†This is different from using a UCS-E blade to run a full blown ESXi install, rather the router uses KVM to directly run the VM, it also supports containers which we’ll play with on some Nexus 9ks.

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