Kernel Virtual Machine Support Information
The CSR1000v supports the following Linux/KVM environments:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)
Ubuntu (beginning with Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11S)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), an enterprise virtualization product produced by Red Hat, based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), is an open source, full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware, containing virtualization extensions.
The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) platform is a commercially packaged virtualization platform from Red Hat.
For more information on the KVM products and versions supported, see the "Installation Requirements for KVM" sections in the following few pages.
The Cisco CSR 1000v installation on KVM requires the manual creation of a VM and installation using the .iso file or the qcow2 file. Deploying the OVA template into a KVM environment is not supported.
The Cisco CSR 1000v supports the Virtio vNIC type on the KVM implementation. KVM supports a maximum of 26 vNICs.