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Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V - BYOL for Maximum Performance

Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V - BYOL for Maximum Performance

By: Cisco Systems, Inc. Latest Version: 17.03.08a

This version has been removed and is no longer available to new customers.

Product Overview

"CSR 1000V is now End of Sale (Please see EOS notice here: and Cisco recommends customers to adopt the following next generation cloud router, Catalyst 8000V, for virtual Enterprise class networking for SD-WAN and Routing: This listing will be deprecated as of January 28, 2024.

You may use the GUI-driven migration tool will help you migrate your Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V (CSR 1000V) instance running in autonomous mode to a Cisco Catalyst 8000V (C8000V) instance. This migration uses AWS CloudFormation template based automation to spin-up a new instance of Catalyst 8000V and copy the configuration files from the CSR 1000V instance. You can batch migrate up to ten CSR 1000V instances in one go. The migrated instances will include the enhanced "secure object storage" feature in C8000V that stores all sensitive configuration information in an encrypted file system inside the VM. See the chapter in the Catalyst 8000V Configuration Guide for AWS for more details.

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 to obtain access to the CSR AMI image. For a 60-day eval license, please click the resource link below.

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Linux/Unix, Other Cisco IOS XE

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  • Amazon Machine Image

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