I have just installed VIRL 1.6 today. I am a first time user. Can someone please tell me how to have granular control over the connect tool. I am trying to create a simple lab and when I try to create a connection between 2 devices, VIRL automatically chooses which port to connect on each device.

This becomes messy as I end up with discontiguous ports.

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Whereas, I am more used to creating labs with contiguous ports that are neat and more intuitive to work with as per below.

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Thanks in advance. Any help would be appreciated.

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I finally managed to google a solution.


In VM Maestro -> Preferences -> Topology Editor -> uncheck the "Associate new connections with interfaces silently" check box -> Apply.

It will bring up a drop down interface list when using the Connect tool.

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