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Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software 30-Day Free Trial

Bridge the WAN edge and the cloud edge with a 30-day free trial of Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software and Cisco DNA Advantage subscription on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

Benefits

Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software is a flexible virtual-routing platform that provides a full suite of IOS XE and SD-WAN services in public and private cloud environments. It runs on any x86 hardware platform. Benefits of Catalyst 8000V include:

  • Cloud services that scale. Quickly and securely deploy a broad set of networking services for use with any cloud.
  • Security by design. Apply and enforce centralized policies from end to end for all users.
  • Cloud-native agility. A unified, programmable software image makes migration to the cloud simple.
  • Intelligence at the cloud edge. Advanced analytics support cloud application optimization and better user experience.

Promotion details

Download and use Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software free for 30 days. By default, the Catalyst 8000V trial boots with a free 30-day Cisco DNA Advantage subscription that features 250-Mbps throughput.

Learn more aboutĀ Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing.

The Catalyst 8000V can also be managed by Cisco SD-WAN vManage, the management tool for Cisco IOS XE devices. For monitoring and troubleshooting, Catalyst 8000V supports the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), syslog, and IP (Internet Protocol) service-level agreements (SLAs).

Amazon Web Services trial

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can try one instance of Catalyst 8000V for 30 days. There will be no hourly software charges for that instance, but AWS infrastructure charges will apply. Free trials will automatically convert to paid hourly subscriptions upon expiration.

Microsoft Azure trial

With Microsoft Azure, you can try one instance of Catalyst 8000V for 30 days. There will be no hourly software charges for that instance, but Azure infrastructure charges will apply. Free trials will automatically convert to paid hourly subscriptions upon expiration.

Supported platforms

  • VMware ESXi (6.5 update 2, 6.7 update 3)
  • Red Hat KVM (RHEL 7.5, RHEV 7.7)
  • NFVIS on Cisco 5400 ENCS
  • Cisco Cloud Services Platform 5000
  • Amazon Web Services (C5n class, C5 class, T3.medium)
  • Microsoft Azure (F32, F16, DS4_v2, DS3_v2, DS2_v2)
  • Google Cloud (N1-standard-8, 4, 2)

Supported servers

Cisco UCS servers or servers from most vendors that support VMware ESXi or Red Hat KVM.

Minimum server specifications are:

  • IntelĀ® Nehalem or AMD Barcelona CPU with clock frequency of more than 2.0 GHz
  • Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • CPU: 1 to 8 virtual CPUs on ESXi or KVM, up to 16 vCPUs in public cloud
  • Memory: 4 GB to 16 GB
  • Disk space: 8 GB, 16 GB
  • Ethernet network interfaces:
    • KVM-supported virtual network interface cards (vNICs): Virtio, ixgbevf, and i40evf, up to 26 vNICs per virtual machine instance
    • ESXi-supported vNICs: VMXNET3, ixgbevf, and i40evf, up to 8 vNICs per virtual machine instance

Terms and conditions

To keep using the product after the trial period ends, purchase a license for Catalyst 8000V from your Cisco account manager or through a Cisco reseller.

Eligible product:

  • Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software

Eligible software subscriptions:

  • Cisco DNA Advantage