Versions this guide is based on:

EVE Image Name Downloaded Filename Version vCPUs vRAM
aruba-VMC- ArubaOS_VMC_8.1.0.0_59206.ova 3 4096

Other versions should also be supported following bellow's procedure.


Upload the downloaded image to the EVE using for example FileZilla or WinSCP. Then login as root using SSH protocol and uncompress it:

mkdir tmp
cd tmp
tar xf ArubaOS_VMC_8.1.0.0_59206.ova

Then convert the disks to the qcow2 format:

/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 ArubaOS_VMC_8.1.0.0_59206-disk1.vmdk hda.qcow2
/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 ArubaOS_VMC_8.1.0.0_59206-disk2.vmdk hdb.qcow2

Create the folder for HDD image and move it:

mkdir -p /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/aruba-VMC-
mv virtioa.qcow2 /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/aruba-VMC-
mv virtiob.qcow2 /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/aruba-VMC-

Clean and fix permissions:

cd ..
rm -rf tmp
/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

Start Node and follow setup