Manual:The Dude v6/The dude server on VM CHR

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Article contains details and recommendations for RouterOS CHR virtual machine setup for The Dude server.

CHR setup and VM details

Create RouterOS CHR virtual machine on one of supported hypervisors. More detailed instructions about CHR specifically can be found in this article.

Recommended starting specifications for VM setup

  • vCPU: 2-4 cores (less will still be usable, if Hypervisor hardware does not recommended amount)
  • RAM: 256-512M
  • NIC:
    • qemu/KVM: Virtio
    • VMware: vmxnet3
    • Hyper-V: default
    • Xen Project / Xen Server: default (netfront)
    • VirtualBox: Virtio-net
  • Disk0: System image, default size.
  • Disk1: Virtual disk of whatever side needed for data storage.

Note: Second disk for data storage is not required, but is recommended.

Server configuration

Prepare secondary disk for use.
  • Formatting disk
    • Data disk should be formatted with ext3 file-system.
  • Set data directory:
/dude set data-directory=(disk#)/dude-data
Server by default will be disabled, enabled it
  • Check dude status with command:
/dude print
  • To enable or disable the dude server:
/dude set enabled=(yes/no)
  • Example on what you should see.
[admin@MirkoTik] > dude print
         enabled: yes
  data-directory: disk1/dude-data
          status: running

Download and Install client application

  • Download The Dude Windows Client application from MikroTik homepage download section: link
  • Install The Dude client on your system and connect to VM ip address with the same credentials that you use for ROS virtual machine.
Check what to do next

Dude manual