Posted on July 14, 2015 9:23 pm
 |  Asked by James White
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Hello.  My questions regards Oracle VirtualBox and setting up the Arista partner training.  I have my VMs setup as prescribed, but find no place for installing IP addresses on each VM.  Yes, I’m very new to this, but I have to get up to speed rather quickly.  So, the IPs getting installed is important and on the Ubuntu server portion, there is no guidance as to what type of Ubuntu server I should install on the last VM.  There are 10 offered during the install.  So, any help is appreciated, any docs that might give me some insight into the arcane command line commands would be great to.  Thanks.

Answered on July 15, 2015 5:43 am

Hi James,

In case you are talking about vEOS. You may change the ip for management of each virtual switch using cli.

interface Management1
ip address

If you are talking about the setting of each net related to Virtual Box.

You have the setting of each network created in virtual box environment. The names you may have are VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter, VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter#2, VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter#3…….

And for each VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter you have the option to define the ip network and the dhcp option too.

In case you want to change the ip of each VM. you may need to login each VM to fix the ip setting.






Posted by Alexis Dacquay
Answered on July 16, 2015 11:49 am

Hello James,


Just to top-up what Ronald already provided:

There is a page describing the vEOS setup for Virtual Box :

If you use a 4.14 or 4.15 vEOS version, make sure to allocate 2GB RAM. 1GB was enough for 4.13 or older, but not anymore.




Posted by Joyphie Jiamin Yu
Answered on August 14, 2020 3:56 am

Hi there,

I am a beginner studying ACE-Exam and want to run vEOS so as to learn how to configure Arista switch.

Now that .vmdk & .iso are up and the vm is running. But in CLI it keeps giving feedback saying,

'Failed to get a valid dhcpv4 response.'

How should I get the dhcp working or should I somehow assign a static IP address to it? but getting dhcp running would be the goal.

Thank you!

Posted by Alexis Dacquay
Answered on August 15, 2020 10:42 pm

Hi Joyphie,


By default all Arista switches start with ZeroTouch Provisioning. the DHCP is part of that ZTP procedure.

For manual config, you must type "zerotouch cancel". The switch will reboot. You will lose your startup config.






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