@Adam-Gordon I’ve finally configured Azure with Eve, and it has proven to be a valuable tool.
As far as being able to send files, I have to use a program called WinSCP, and use the SCP protocol to send them on port 22. It somehow uses the same SSH key that I would use with Putty.
So I would transfer the files using WinSCP, the SSH into the CLI, modify the Cisco images to work with Eve, and then its off to the races.
As you know, the beauty of virtualization, is that you can scale your VM up or down. The most I’ve been able to run on Eve with a quad-cpu and 16 GB of RAM is 10 routers and 4 switches. I could have increased it to 8 cpus, and it probably would have handled the boot up easier. The initial boot up is the hardest part with a smaller VM. If you boot things up in sets, it usually works pretty well.
If you get a chance to play with it, it’s amazing! It also handle the latest Cisco platforms, like NXOS, CSR, and XR. Many of those require a large amount of RAM per instance, usually around 6GB, so that is something to think about.
Again, I appreciate your help.