A virtual appliance builder for Network Administration Visualized
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NAV virtual appliance

This repository contains scripts and configuration to generate a Network Administration Visualized virtual appliance, using Packer and VirtualBox.


To build and GPG-sign an appliance, just run the build.sh script.

Booting the appliance for the first time

The appliance should work out-of-the-box on first boot, but you may want to adapt it to your needs for a smoother experience:

  • Log in as root and change the root password from navrocks to something else (using the passwd command)
  • Edit /etc/aliases to add a decent email address to forward the root user's email to. Then run the newaliases command.
  • Fix the network configuration (/etc/network/interfaces), if necessary, and restart the networking service using service network restart
  • Add networks that should be allowed to talk to the appliance in /etc/hosts.allow (both clients to the NAV web interface and network equipment that sends SNMP traps)
  • Set a proper hostname/domain name in the following files: /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/mailname and /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf.
  • The timezone of NAV and Graphite is set to Europe/Oslo. You may wish to change this in /etc/nav/nav.conf and /etc/graphite/local_settings.py

Operating System

The virtual appliance is based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 (Stretch), and the Debian packages released by the NAV team at their APT repository.