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VM size recommendation for CSR1000V in Azure

vadim.vedmedenko
Beginner
Beginner

Hi!

Are there any recommendation for VM size of CSR1000V in Azure ?
I see recommendation size A2, D1, D2 (all standard) during creation. Are any performance to VM size comparison?

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James Schultz
Beginner
Beginner

At the moment we unfortunately do not have a performance table like you're referring to.  The reason is, we're still working on tuning the performance of CSR on Azure as well as working with Azure to iron out the deployment process.

 

So once the deployment process is finalized, and we have a release or two to tune the performance, we'll make such data available.  My guidance for now would be to only use the CSR for up to 50Mbps of throughput on Azure.  This should increase substantially after our tuning work is complete.

Also please be aware that it is currently very difficult, and potentially impossible to successfully launch a CSR VM on Azure.  The team over at Microsoft has identified a number of bugs in the Azure cloud platform that are causing this problem, and they should be fixed shortly.  This is also the reason why there are no deployment guides for CSR on Azure posted yet.

Thanks!

James

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Unfortunately Microsoft will not allow us to support the classic mode.  Every product added to the Azure Marketplace must now support only Resource Manager and the Preview Portal.  They removed the option to support classic mode a few months ago according to discussions I've had with them.

My understanding is that in the near future they will have a seamless way to roll all of the classic infrastructure into the Resource Manager world without any downtime, but that's a topic you'd need to bring up with Microsoft.

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James Schultz
Beginner
Beginner

At the moment we unfortunately do not have a performance table like you're referring to.  The reason is, we're still working on tuning the performance of CSR on Azure as well as working with Azure to iron out the deployment process.

 

So once the deployment process is finalized, and we have a release or two to tune the performance, we'll make such data available.  My guidance for now would be to only use the CSR for up to 50Mbps of throughput on Azure.  This should increase substantially after our tuning work is complete.

Also please be aware that it is currently very difficult, and potentially impossible to successfully launch a CSR VM on Azure.  The team over at Microsoft has identified a number of bugs in the Azure cloud platform that are causing this problem, and they should be fixed shortly.  This is also the reason why there are no deployment guides for CSR on Azure posted yet.

Thanks!

James

I have successfully deployed CSR1000v in Azure and terminated an IPsec (IKEv2) FlexVPN on it, this was a "router on a stick" deployment as I didn't realize I needed to change the vm size to get more than one NIC.  I will try and deploy an A3 spec VM today to see if that provides the required two NIC model to replicate how I do this already on vCloud.

 

Andy