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Install IPS on VMware

Hi Guys...

I'm trying to install IPS on VMware session base on Linux 2.4.x Kernel, any one has done it? I installed the Redhat OS with the CLI interface, mounted the IPS image but it is not booting the image... it gives a message saying the mounting was not done properly...

The exact message is:

Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root...etc

It looks that the ips.img file is poping between the bootloader and the RH OS...

Any Clues?

I will rate your convenient post!

Thanks for cooperation...

Cisco Employee

Re: Install IPS on VMware

Can you please clarify what you are attempting to do?

Are you trying to run a sensor image, or is this a CSM or VMS image?

If you are trying to run a Cisco IPS Sensor Image inside of VMware then understand that the Cisco IPS Sensors can not be run as a VM Ware Image. The Cisco IPS Sensor Images are only installable on Cisco Sensor Hardware as the primary image running on the system.

If the ips.img file is not for a Cisco IPS Sensor, then please explain for what Cisco product you are referring and the original name of the image file.

Re: Install IPS on VMware

I think he is simulating it using Dynagen on Red Hat Linux.

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Re: Install IPS on VMware

Yes, but the question is how?

I know it is possible, I was told that it was done for simulation/demo purpose one day, but you would definitely expect a much less performance than and IPS Platform.

I believe it has something to do with the GRUBcommand system to mount the image, but I'm not familiar with GRUB


Re: Install IPS on VMware

Kindly follow these links:

Hope this will help you.

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Re: Install IPS on VMware

Thank you for your post, this is helpful to emulate routers, but it does not help in emulating IPS!

But thanks, I'll keep this for future work!

Best regards,

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