Cisco CSR 1000V Series Cloud Services Router Software Configuration Guide
Configuring Cisco CSR 1000V Properties Using the vSphere GUI
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Configuring Cisco CSR 1000V Properties
Using the vSphere GUI

Editing the Cisco CSR 1000V Basic Properties Using the vSphere GUI

Adding Custom Properties for the Cisco CSR 1000V


Configuring Cisco CSR 1000V Properties
Using the vSphere GUI


Editing the Cisco CSR 1000V Basic Properties Using the vSphere GUI

Adding Custom Properties for the Cisco CSR 1000V

Editing the Cisco CSR 1000V Basic Properties Using the vSphere GUI

When deploying the OVA template, you have the option to set basic router properties using the vSphere GUI prior to booting, as described in the "Deploying the OVA Template to the VM (VMware ESXi)" section. You can also set custom properties matched to Cisco IOS XE CLI commands. See the "Adding Custom Properties for the Cisco CSR 1000V" section.


Note The functionality described in this chapter works only when using the vSphere GUI to connect to a vCenter server. If connecting directly to a host, these options are not available.


If the VM was manually created from the .iso file, then the vSphere GUI will not provide options to set basic router properties. However, you can still set custom properties as described in the "Adding Custom Properties for the Cisco CSR 1000V" section. If you wish to do so, you will need to add a second virtual CD/DVD drive to the VM for vCenter to pass these properties into the VM.

To edit the vApp options to set basic Cisco CSR 1000V properties, do the following:


Step 1 In the vSphere GUI, select the Options tab.

Step 2 Choose vApp Options > Properties.

See Figure 5-1.

Figure 5-1 vApp Advanced Options for Cisco CSR 1000V

Step 3 Click on the Properties button.

A new window opens that provides access to the properties that can be edited. The properties shown are the basic properties. See Figure 5-2.


Note These properties can also be set using selected steps of the procedure described in the "Deploying the OVA Template to the VM (VMware ESXi)" section on page 3-9.


Figure 5-2 Cisco CSR 1000V Advanced Property Configuration Screen

Table 5-1 lists the basic Cisco CSR 1000V properties that can be edited in the vSphere vApps GUI.

Table 5-1 Cisco CSR 1000V Basic Properties 

Property Label
Description

Login Username

Username for remote login.

Login password

Password for remote login.

Management IPv4 Address/Mask

IPv4 address/mask for the management interface.

Optionally, you can enter "dhcp" to configure the management interface using DHCP.

Management IPv4 Default Gateway

IPv4 default gateway address for management interface. Maximum length = 16 characters

Optionally, you can enter "dhcp" to configure the management interface using DHCP.

Router Name

Hostname of the router.

Maximum length = 63 characters

Enable SSH Login

Enables remote login via SSH and disables remote login via telnet.

This property requires that the Login Username and Login password properties are enabled.

Enable HTTP Server1

Enables an HTTP server.

Enable HTTPS Server2

Enables an HTTPS server.

Enable Password

Configures the password for privileged (enable) access via the router console.

Maximum length = 25 characters

Domain Name

Configures the network domain name (such as cisco.com).

1 This option was removed in Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10S.

2 The Cisco IOS HTTP and HTTPS server capabilities can be used for system configuration and administration via a web browser. The HTTPS server is required if using the Cisco CSR 1000V REST API. In Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11S, HTTPS server support is enabled by default.


Step 4 Select the property to be edited and click Edit.

Step 5 Once you have edited the property, click OK to close.

Adding Custom Properties for the Cisco CSR 1000V

You can add custom properties to the Cisco CSR 1000V based on Cisco IOS XE CLI commands using the vSphere GUI. You can add these properties either before or after your boot the Cisco CSR 1000V. If you set these custom properties after the Cisco CSR 1000V has booted, you will need to either reload the router or power-cycle the VM for the properties settings to take effect.

To edit the vApp options to add custom Cisco CSR 1000V properties, do the following:


Step 1 In the vSphere GUI, select the Options tab.

Step 2 Choose vApp Options > Advanced.

See Figure 5-1.

Step 3 Click on the Properties button.

Step 4 Click New to add a property.

The Edit Property Settings window appears. See Figure 5-3.

Figure 5-3 Edit Property Settings Window

Step 5 Enter the information to create the new custom property based on a Cisco IOS XE CLI command:


Note Before adding a custom property, make sure that the Cisco IOS XE command that it is based on is supported on the Cisco CSR 1000V in your release.


a. (Optional) Enter the label. This is a descriptive string for the property.

b. Enter the class ID as "com.cisco.csr1000v".

c. Assign the property an ID of "ios-config-xxxx" where xxxx is a sequence number from 0001-9999 that determines the order in which the custom properties are applied.

d. (Optional) Enter a description for the property.

e. Enter the property type as "string". This is the only type supported.

f. Enter the default value as the Cisco IOS XE CLI command the custom property is based on.

Step 6 When finished, click OK.

Figure 5-4 shows an example of the properties screen after the custom property has been added. The added custom property is highlighted in the figure.

Figure 5-4 Example of Custom Property Added

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 Reboot the Cisco CSR 1000V.

The router must reboot in order for the new or edited properties to take effect.