As Cisco CSR 1000v can be installed on Qemu Guest VM you don't need GNS3 to run CSR. Thus download Qemu for Windows, create Guest VM with particular parameters and install CSR. Then you can configure GNS3 to use this Qemu guest with installed CSR and connect it to the other devices running inside GNS3.Or you can completely omit GNS3 and connect Qemu guest to Dynamips / Dynagen via UDP tunnels. The last Qemu version support UDP tunnels so you don't need to patch it for UDP and multicast.Hope this helps.
The Cisco CSR 1000v router is available as a Solution Template on GCP Marketplace. It is available as a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) solution whereby CSR 1000v licenses are procured directly from Cisco (or a Cisco Partner).
In the Marketplace landing page, search for the CSR Solution Template by entering "cisco cloud services router 1000v" in the search bar, as shown in the figure below. Note that the first search result shown in the figure below is for an IOS-XE 16.9 deployment. We'll choose the 16.9 version over the second result, which is for an IOS-XE 16.12 version of the CSR 1000v. The IOS-XE 16.9 version still supports traditional licensing, whereas the IOS-XE 16.12 version only supports the newer Cisco Smart Software licensing model.
Now that our CSR 1000v is up and running, we still need to install a license in order to leverage the full feature set and throughput capabilities of the device. Without installing a license, the CSR is limited to 2.5 Mbps throughput and runs a restricted (limited) standard license feature set. Cisco offers a free 60-day evaluation license that you can use to get started right away.
In order to install the license, we must first save the license file somewhere in the router's filesystem, such as in "bootflash:". We can use TFTP to do this quickly as shown in the figure below. In this example, we have already copied our license file (named "9I3RL2ZM65A_20191119122723602.lic") onto the /tftpboot directory on an Ubuntu VM that's running a TFTP server. The figure below shows the command to run on the CSR1000v CLI in order to copy the license file from the TFTP server into the router's "bootflash:" directory.
As part of Cisco's Cloud connect portfolio, the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) for Maximum Performance version of Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR1000V) delivers the maximum performance for virtual enterprise-class networking services & VPN in the AWS cloud. This AMI supports all the four CSR Technology packages and uses the high-performance versions of AWS t2, t3, c4, c5 and c5n instances with direct I/O path for higher & more consistent IPSec performance, as well as 2x the IPSec performance with IMIX packets. Customers who want the maximum performance in AWS should choose this AMI. The CSR is a full feature Cisco IOS XE router (i.e. ASR1K) and enables enterprise IT to deploy the same enterprise-class networking services in the AWS cloud that they are so used to on-prem networks. It enables enterprise-class Routing, VPN, Firewall, High-Availability, IP SLA, AVC, WAN Opt, and more. The familiar IOS XE CLI and RESTful API ensure easy deployment, monitoring, troubleshooting, and service orchestration. To activate this AMI, please obtain a license from Cisco with the following: (1) Tech Package: IPBase, SEC, AppX, or AX (2) Performance Level: 10Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100Mbps, 250Mbps, 500 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps or 5Gbps and (3) Time period: 1-year, 3-year, or perpetual. For AWS GovCloud region, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain access to the CSR AMI image. For a 60-day eval license, please click the resource link below. For an automatic 30-day free trial go to or Learn more about Cisco's cloud portfolio: Other product demos & Trials: -free-trials.htmlWatch the connect, protect, consume video: =hutN661yqRc
This blog covers how to install Cisco csr1000v boxes for use with Vagrant. Cisco does not provide a csr1000v Vagrant box so similar to my other post on creating a Vagrant box from the ASAv ova, I will show you how to create a csr1000v Vagrant box. This post assumes that you already have a working Vagrant install. 2b1af7f3a8