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Dell FTOSv (OS10) / ftosv#

Dell FTOSv (OS10) virtualized router/switch is identified with vr-ftosv or vr-dell_ftosv kind in the topology file. It is built using vrnetlab project and essentially is a Qemu VM packaged in a docker container format.

vr-ftosv nodes launched with containerlab comes up pre-provisioned with SSH and SNMP services enabled.

Managing vr-ftosv nodes#


Containers with FTOS10v inside will take ~2-4min to fully boot.
You can monitor the progress with docker logs -f <container-name>.

Dell FTOS10v node launched with containerlab can be managed via the following interfaces:

to connect to a bash shell of a running vr-ftosv container:

docker exec -it <container-name/id> bash

to connect to the Dell FTOSv CLI

ssh admin@<container-name/id>


Default user credentials: admin:admin

Interfaces mapping#

vr-ftosv container can have different number of available interfaces which depends on platform used under FTOS10 virtualization .qcow2 disk and container image built using vrnetlab project. Interfaces uses the following mapping rules (in topology file):

  • eth0 - management interface connected to the containerlab management network
  • eth1 - first data interface, mapped to first data port of FTOS10v line card
  • eth2+ - second and subsequent data interface

When containerlab launches vr-ftosv node, it will assign IPv4/6 address to the eth0 interface. These addresses can be used to reach management plane of the router.

Data interfaces eth1+ needs to be configured with IP addressing manually using CLI/management protocols.

Features and options#

Node configuration#

vr-ftosv nodes come up with a basic configuration where only admin user and management interfaces such as SSH provisioned.