Cisco Cloud Services Router: CSR 1000V - Bring Your Own License (BYOL)

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 c3 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 ...  Read more


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Latest Version

Base Operating System
Linux/Unix, Other Cisco IOS XE

Delivery Method
64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI) (Learn more)

Support

AWS Services Required
Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS

Highlights
  • Deploy enterprise-class VPN in AWS cloud 3x faster than other VPN solutions. Control both sides of VPN for higher security. Manage VPN with same logs & debugging tools/commands in other Cisco hardware platforms (e.g. ASR, ISR, etc)
  • More secure, reliable, & cost effective than native VPN. Feature-rich: IPSec, DMVPN, FlexVPN, GETVPN, EZVPN, and SSL VPN. 1,000 VPN tunnels per CSR and enterprise-class Zone-Based Firewall & Routing & Premium features. Advanced config options
  • Scalable from 10Mbps to 2.5 Gbps IPSec performance. More visibility & control into AWS with HSRP-like High-Availability, IP SLA, Application Visibility & Control, Performance Monitoring, & Optimization. Prices start at $485/year for 1-year license

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Product Description

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 c3 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: Base, SEC, AppX, or AX (2) Performance Level: 10Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100Mbps, 250Mbps, 500 Mbps, 1 Gbps, or 2.5 Gbps and (3) Time period: 1-year, 3-year, or perpetual. For AWS GovCloud or AWS China Region, please contact ask-csr-aws-pm@cisco.com. For a 60-day eval license, please click the resource link below. For an automatic 30-day free trial go to https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00OCG4OAA or https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00OCG4Q4E

Product Details

Version: 3.14
Available on AWS Marketplace Since: 08/29/2013
Note: Always ensure your operating system is current for your needs.

Usage Instructions

Complete the following steps to launch a CSR 1000V AMI:

1. Locate the CSR 1000V product page by searching the AWS Marketplace for "CSR 1000V".

2. On the CSR 1000V product page, click the "Continue" button.

3. Use either the "Launch with EC2 Console" tab to complete the deployment of a CSR 1000V AMI. Select the correct version and region, and click the "Launch with EC2 Console" button.

4. The Launch Instances Wizard will open. Select the desired instance type and click "Next".

5. Select your desired VPC environment in the "Network" pull-down menu.

6. Select your desired IP subnet for the first CSR 1000V network interface in the "Subnet" pull-down menu.

7. Add any additional network interfaces, and select the appropriate subnet for each to connect to.

8. Click "Review and Launch", and then review the information for correctness.

9. If the information is correct, click "Launch", and then either select an existing key pair to use for authentication, or create a new key pair. If you create a key pair, make sure to download and save the private key.

10. Click "Launch Instances".

11. From the AWS Console, wait for your instance to indicate a state of "running". It may take a few moments after that point, before you can connect to your CSR 1000V instance. Connect to your instance using an SSH client, and the private SSH key selected or created earlier in these steps.
Example: ssh -i mykeypair.pem ec2-user@myhostname.compute-1.amazonaws.com

12. If you need management access to your CSR 1000V from outside of your VPC, you will need to create an Elastic IP and associate it with one of the CSR 1000V network interfaces.

13. Once SSH has connected, you should be at the IOS XE command prompt on the CSR 1000V. You may now begin configuring your instance. We recommend a simple "show run" to break the ice.

Support Details

Cisco Cloud Services Router: CSR 1000V - Bring Your Own License (BYOL)
Cisco TAC supports BYOL customers only after they purchase license from Cisco reseller. Community support is available in 60-day eval: https://supportforums.cisco.com/community/csr-amazon, where Cisco answers questions online. To get 60-day eval key, visit http://router.cisco-csr.com/lp/licence_key.html. To set up CSR, watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ8IIVCXMBs. To test CSR in a free lab, visit www.csrtestdrive.com. For questions/GovCloud/China Region, contact ask-csr-aws-pm@cisco.com

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Refund Policy

The CSR 1000V BYOL AMI utilizes licenses purchased directly from Cisco or Cisco partners. Please contact your Cisco sales team or partner for refund information.

End User License Agreement

You will have an opportunity to review your order before launching or being charged.
Pricing Details
For region
Bring Your Own License (BYOL)
Available for customers with current licenses purchased via other channels.

Hourly Fees
Total hourly fees will vary by instance type and EC2 region.
EBS Magnetic volumes
You are charged once a month for both the space and performance that you reserve. Please visit the EBS pricing for more details.

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Data Transfer Fees not included
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Recent Product Reviews

06/13/2014
Excellent router platform

I had no issues getting started using this product 5 minutes after turning up an instance. There is a very good white...
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03/31/2014
Pretty cool device for AWS, still needs some work to be great

So I can't say this blew my hair back. Documentation from Cisco is very vague and not very well documented past the i...
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