Ready to go Linux image pack for EVE

Due to very high demand of this section and problems with how to create Linux images under EVE, we are offering ready to go and prepared Linux image pack.

You can choose any of Linux image from the pack below and simply upload into EVE.

  1. Download your preferred image from this link:

Download Linux Images Here

    2. Download your desirable image

    3. Using WinSCP or FileZilla SSH (TCP 22) to your EVE and upload downloaded image to the location: /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/

    4. Using Putty or other telnet client, CLI SSH (TCP 22) to your EVE and go to location:

cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/

    5. Unzip your uploaded image file, make sure you are using right name of uploaded image. Example for ubuntu desktop image below.

tar xzvf linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.4.tar.gz

    6. Remove raw zipped image file from EVE

rm -f linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.4.tar.gz

   7. Fix permissions

/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

   6. Repeat this procedure for each downloaded image, expecting right image name in commands


Ready to go images recommeneded settings:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you start Linux node, edit it with right settings as per table below. Add node to the Topology, point the mouse and right click/ Edit. Qemu vga setting please change manually (overwrite std to qxl). Please be sure you checked all settings for your node, CPU, RAM, Ethernet, qemu vga and console settings. See below:

Credentials and recommended node settings table:


If you still want create own Linux images, follow the steps below.

How to create own custom Linux host for EVE:

Watch how to VIDEO. It very similar process like for Windows. Just follow steps below.

For this you will need real Linux installation CD ISO distro.

We are using: ubuntu-16.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. Be sure that distro name has not spaces in the filename! Any Linux Server installation has same procedure.

Create new image directory:

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/
  1. Use WINSCP or FileZilla SFTP or SCP (port 22) to copy distro ISO image into the newly created directory, path: /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/
  2. From cli go to
cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/
  1. Rename this distro to cdrom.iso
mv ubuntu-16.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso cdrom.iso
  1. From EVE cli go to the created image directory
cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/
  1. Create new HDD virtioa.qcow2. Example below is HDD 30Gb. Size you can change per your needs.
/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img create -f qcow2 virtioa.qcow2 30G
  1. Create new lab and add newly created linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02 node
  2. Connect it to your home LAN cloud/internet, this need to get updates from internet
  3. Start node in lab and do install of your Linux, customize it as you like, as you have connected it to home LAN and internet this install will be like normal Linux installation.
  4. Remove cdrom.iso from /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/
cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/
rm -f cdrom.iso

     11. OPTION: For servers you can set serial console for telnet use instad of vnc.
          Warning !!! Use the following command INSIDE the node cli. DO NOT use inside EVE-NG CLI !!!!!

sed -i 's/GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=.*/GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0"/' /etc/default/grub


     12. IMPORTANT: Shutdown properly the VM from inside VM OS

shutdown -h now

IMPORTANT: Commit the installation to set it as the default image for further use in EVE-NG:

13. On the left side-bar within the lab in the EVE Web-UI choose “Lab Details” to get your lab’s UUID details: In this example: UUID: 3491e0a7-25f8-46e1-b697-ccb4fc4088a2

14. Find out the POD ID of your used and the Node ID of your newly installed node.

The POD number is assigned to your username, and can be found in the EVE GUI, Management/User Management. The Admin user uses POD number 0 by default.

The Node ID can be obtained by right clicking the node on the topology. In this Example it is 8

15. From the EVE CLI, locate the installed image and commit your changes to be used as default for further use in EVE-NG:

cd /opt/unetlab/tmp/0/3491e0a7-25f8-46e1-b697-ccb4fc4088a2/8/


/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img commit virtioa.qcow2

16. Remove cdrom.iso from /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/

cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/linux-ubuntu-desktop-16.04.02/

rm -f cdrom.iso


     17. Fix permissions:

/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions