Cisco VIRL is out! It’s not free!

Cisco VIRL has been released today.

After waiting for what seems like ages, since it was first mentioned, it is finally here.

You can get it from

The rumours were that is would be free, and would run up to fifteen (15) nodes, that could be either IOSV, IOS XRv, NX-OSv, or the CSR1000v.

While the capabilities remain the same, it is not free. It costs $199.99 PER YEAR.

This does seem to be a bit of a kick to the groin, really. Whilst this is the true, Cisco virtual environment, with all the support and abilities needed (obviously barring a few layer 2 technologies), $200 a year is a little costly.

For a limited time, you can get $50 off using the code “VIRL50” at checkout. Which still makes it $150. It’s not a bad price I suppose, but many people did expect this to be released without an associated cost.

I think I will stick with IOU and GNS3 for the moment!


  1. Anonymous December 3, 2014
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