I am working on a data center refresh at the moment, with brand spanking new hardware. We are also shifting vendors for some things, and collapsing some of the tiers. We also only have a few hours in which the datacenter can be offline. Even if it is the DR datacenter.
Thankfully, EVE-NG offers me the ability to lab up quite a large amount of this.
I did hit a snag though, with a very slow running Windows Qemu guest. So I shut it down, added another CPU and some more memory, then powered it back up.
Still only one CPU. I also tried adding more memory and readding the guest, but nothing changed.
I started some searching and low and behold, the answer was there in the EVE-NG forums (you can read the original thread here).
If you change the Qemu options to this:
-machine type=pc,accel=kvm -cpu qemu64,+fsgsbase -vga std -usbdevice tablet -boot order=dc -drive file=/opt/qemu/share/qemu/virtio-win-drivers.img,index=1,if=floppy,readonly
Then it will boot.
You do need to make sure that the Qemu option is 2.12:
Once the machine is booted, we have what we need:
Back to the planning now, joining Palo Alto to Nexus 9K.
In the next post, I will be going through how to set up high availability in Palo Alto (VM-100) firewalls.