HP Graphical Simulation (H3C Cloud Lab / HP Comware Lab GUI)

  HP-H3C Graphical Simulator – HP Router & Switch Simulation


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HCL_7.1.59(H3C Cloud Lab – Comware Based Graphical Simulator) ➡

History 💡

H3C was a company owned by 3Com and Huawei. Then 3Com bought Huawei’s shares in H3C and became the only owner of H3C. Then HP bought 3com so they also acquired H3C and Tippingpoint.

On April 12, 2010, Hewlett-Packard completed the acquisition of 3Com. Since the acquisition, 3Com has been fully absorbed by Hewlett-Packard and no longer exists as a separate entity.

Now HP brought the MSR Virtualized Router and HP-H3C Virtual Switch into HCL(Comware Lab).

HP-H3C Virtual Switch Data Sheet
HP-H3C Virtual Router


Now start with installation of HCL

Hardware Requirement


Minimum Requirement

CPU 1.2GHz above with 2 core above Must support VT-x or AMD-V
RAM 4GB above
OS Win7 above

Don’t worry ! I have run it without VT-x and with 2 GB RAM.

H3C Cloud Lab requires VirtualBox 4.2.18 and above. Recommend to use version 4.2.24. Else you will get the bellow warning during installation.

image_thumb2 Once you are ready, run the HCL setup file. Soon the installation would finish.

Comware Lab GUI Demonstration

Now time to fire up the HCL. The bellow picture HCL GUI Specs. image_thumb5

Before you setup a new lab, just take a look at the icons and menus under the HCL Specs.

Left Sidebar – Equipment


DIY Devices

DIY device type enable the user to create their specific device with different of interfaces (TenGigabitEthernet, ATM, POS, E1, GigabitEthernet, Serial)

Steps to create DIY device type:
  1. Specify unique device type name (Maximum 8 characters) 2. Drag and drop the various interface available from Interface selection area 2.1 To delete interface added, right-click on the interface and it will be removed 3. Click Save and the newly create device type will appear in Device type list
Steps to remove DIY device type :
  1. Select the device type from Device type list 2. Click on Delete image_thumb8 image_thumb6


image_thumb10 Click and place the router object on the Workbench area Currently HCL only support MSR36-20

When you right-click and select Configure. You see will see the actual router model image and modules (Similar to Cisco Packet Tracer). Device Info will bring you to the actual device/model product page at H3C.com.

Slight typo on the Memory slider. image_thumb[2]


image_thumb13 Click and place the switch object on the Workbench area Currently HCL only support S5820V2-54QS-GE 7

End device

image_thumb15 Under the End device, there is 2 selections: 1. Host 2. Remote

Host option will allow user to bind the connection to an interface on the local machine. (Cloud object of GNS3). The host object are always ON.

Link Connections
Drag and drop a host object and right-click on it to select Add Links


Select the available interfaces shown



Remote object allows user to connect to a different machine which is running another HCL project.


Specify the remote IP address and project name


After that, right-click on the Remote object and click Add Links


You need to specify an unique Tunnel name (Maximum 20 character)



Links allow user to choose the virtual cabling media to connect between the virtual devices. Forty-GigabitEthernet is supported !

The maximum number of connections for each device 7 .



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