Cisco CSR 1000V Series Cloud Services Router Software Configuration Guide
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Table of Contents

Preface

Objectives

Document Revision History

Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

This preface describes the objectives and organization of this document and explains how to find additional information on related products and services. This preface contains the following sections:

Objectives

This document provides an overview of software functionality that is specific to the Cisco CSR 1000V Series Cloud Services Router. It is not intended as a comprehensive guide to all of the software features that can be run using the Cisco CSR 1000V Series router, but only the software aspects that are specific to this router.

For information on general software features that are also available on the Cisco CSR 1000V Series router, see the Cisco IOS XE technology guides for that specific software feature.

Document Revision History

The Document Revision History records technical changes to this document. The table shows the Cisco IOS XE software release number, the date of the change, and a brief summary of the change

 

Release
Date
Change Summary

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9S

April 1, 2013

  • Updates to Cisco IOS technology features supported
  • Support for throughput-based licenses
  • Support for the Cisco Build, Deploy, Execute OVF (BDEO) tool
  • Support for the VMXNET3 vNIC interface type
  • Support for updating properties using the vSphere GUI

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10S

July 30, 2013

  • Support for VMware ESXi 5.1
  • Support for the Citrix XenServer, version 6.0.2 hypervisor
  • Support for the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor
  • Support for technology-based licenses
  • Support for 1vCPU and 4vCPU configurations (VMware ESXi only)
  • Initial support of REST API for selected features

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11S

November 21, 2013

  • Removal of the GigabitEthernet 0 interface
  • Support added for 2 vCPU configurations (VMware ESXi only)
  • Support added for 1vCPU and 4vCPU configurations (Citrix XenServer and KVM)
  • Support for KVM using OpenStack
  • Support for VXLAN termination
  • Support for deploying the Cisco CSR 1000V on Amazon Web Services
  • Support for additional REST APIs
  • Support for managing the router remotely using Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (PNSC)

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.12S

March 28, 2014

  • Support for the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor
  • Support for Cisco Call Home and Cisco Smart Call Home
  • Support for additional REST APIs

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.13S

July 30, 2014

  • Support for the following license packages

IPBase

Security

AX

APPX

  • Support for the shared management interface for the REST API
  • Support for additional REST APIs

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.14S

November 17, 2014

  • Smart Licensing

Organization

 

Chapter
Title
Description

Part 1: Planning and Overview

Chapter 1

“Cisco CSR 1000V Series Cloud Services Router Overview”

Provides an overview of the Cisco CSR 1000V Series Cloud Services Router.

Chapter 2

“Using Cisco IOS XE Software”

Provides an overview of Cisco IOS XE software.

Part 2: Installation and Upgrade

Chapter 3

“Installation Overview”

Provides information on the Cisco CSR 1000V installation options.

Chapter 4

“Installing the Cisco CSR 1000V in VMware ESXi Environments”

Describes how to install the Cisco CSR 1000V on a VMware ESXi VM.

Chapter 5

“Installing the Cisco CSR 1000V in Citrix XenServer Environments”

Describes how to install the Cisco CSR 1000V on a Citrix XenServer VM.

Chapter 6

“Installing the Cisco CSR 1000V in KVM Environments”

Describes how to install the Cisco CSR 1000V on a Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM).

Chapter 7

“Installing the Cisco CSR 1000V in Microsoft Hyper-V Environments”

Describes how to install the Cisco CSR 1000V on a Microsoft Hyper-V VM.

Chapter 8

“Booting the Cisco CSR 1000V and Accessing the Console”

Describes how to boot the Cisco CSR 1000V and access the console.

Chapter 9

“Installing Cisco CSR 1000V Licenses”

Provides information on installing software licenses for the Cisco CSR 1000V.

10Chapter 10

“Upgrading the Cisco IOS XE Software”

Describes how to upgrade the Cisco IOS XE software on the Cisco CSR 1000V.

Part 3: Operation and Maintenance

Chapter 11

“Mapping Cisco CSR 1000V Network Interfaces to VM Network Interfaces”

Provides information on how to map the Cisco CSR 1000V router interfaces to the VM network interfaces.

Chapter 12

“Accessing and Using GRUB Mode”

Describes how to access the GRUB interface and how to change the configuration register settings.

Chapter 13

“Configuring Call Home for the Cisco CSR 1000V”

Describes how to configure Call Home and Smart Call Home.

Chapter 14

“Configuring Support for Management Using the REST API”

Provides information on how to configure the Cisco CSR 1000V to enable management of the router using the REST API.

Chapter 15

“Configuring Support for Remote Management by the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller”

Provides information on how to activate support for Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (PNSC), a GUI-based network management tool that can be used to manage and provision the Cisco CSR 1000V.

Chapter 16

“Troubleshooting Cisco CSR 1000V VM Issues”

Provides information on how to troubleshoot issues related to VM and router performance.

Appendix A

“Rehosting the Cisco CSR 1000V License”

Provides information on rehosting the Cisco CSR 1000V license to another VM.

Related Documentation

This section refers you to other documentation that also might be useful as you configure your Cisco CSR 1000V router. The documentation listed below is available online. The following documents cover other important information for the Cisco CSR 1000V:

The Cisco IOS XE release documentation home page contains technology guides and feature documentation:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11174/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

For information on commands, see one of the following resources:

Document Conventions

This documentation uses the following conventions:

 

Convention
Description

^ or Ctrl

The ^ and Ctrl symbols represent the Control key. For example, the key combination ^D or Ctrl-D means hold down the Control key while you press the D key. Keys are indicated in capital letters but are not case sensitive.

string

A string is a nonquoted set of characters shown in italics. For example, when setting an SNMP community string to public, do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

Command syntax descriptions use the following conventions:

 

Convention
Description

bold

Bold text indicates commands and keywords that you enter exactly as shown.

italics

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[x]

Square brackets enclose an optional element (keyword or argument).

|

A vertical line indicates a choice within an optional or required set of keywords or arguments.

[x | y]

Square brackets enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical line indicate an optional choice.

{x | y}

Braces enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical line indicate a required choice.

Nested sets of square brackets or braces indicate optional or required choices within optional or required elements. For example:

 

Convention
Description

[x {y | z}]

Braces and a vertical line within square brackets indicate a required choice within an optional element.

Examples use the following conventions:

 

Convention
Description
screen

Examples of information displayed on the screen are set in Courier font.

bold screen

Examples of text that you must enter are set in Courier bold font.

< >

Angle brackets enclose text that is not printed to the screen, such as passwords.

!

An exclamation point at the beginning of a line indicates a comment line. (Exclamation points are also displayed by the Cisco IOS XE software for certain processes.)

[ ]

Square brackets enclose default responses to system prompts.

The following conventions are used to attract the attention of the reader:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials that may not be contained in this manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

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