Appliance Vs Software based routers

Greg Whynott Greg.Whynott at oicr.on.ca
Wed Aug 4 10:44:19 CDT 2010


GNS is just a front end for dynamips/qemu.   ASA will run under qemu without the use of extra wrappers/tools.  it will run natively under vmware too.  ASA is basically an application running above a linux kernel.   I forget what the internal name is,  lisa or similar…

-g



On Aug 4, 2010, at 10:56 AM, Mike Walter wrote:

> I assume the ASA's don't run natively on VMware or Xen, I assume you have to use something like GNS3.  I think that would be fine for testing, but in real world production running an ASA on GNS3 under an another OS seems like a bad idea.  I hope Cisco will come out with Virtual Appliances for some of their products like they did for the Nexus 1000V.
> 
> -Mike
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daryl G. Jurbala [mailto:daryl at introspect.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:54 AM
> To: Xavier Beaudouin
> Cc: nanog
> Subject: Re: Appliance Vs Software based routers
> 
> On Aug 4, 2010, at 9:53 AM, Xavier Beaudouin wrote:
> 
>> 
>> Le 4 août 2010 à 15:14, Mirko Maffioli a écrit :
>> 
>>> 2010/7/25 Laurens Vets <laurens at daemon.be>:
>>>> 
>>>> Cisco PIX: no, Cisco ASA: yes. It even runs under VMware...  It's however
>>>> very hackish... :)
>>> 
>>> Cisco ASA under VMware?? :|
>> 
>> CiscoASA is based on x86, there is no reasons you cannot run this into VMWare or Xen...
> 
> If that were the only qualification, PIX builds for the 515s would run under VMWare or XEN as well.  Maybe they do, but I've never seen it.
> 





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