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CSR1000v onborading on vManage


I installed CSR100v (Version 16.11.01a) as a OVF file on my SD-WAN lab which is run on ESXi server. I found this image on the Internet and as I know it supports SD-WAN capabilities for IOS-XE but appreciate if anyone could confirm that. On Cisco downlaod website there is just a KVM image for CSR1000v which is listed as SD-WAN image (file name is csr1000v-ucmk9.16.11.1a-serial.qcow2). So despite that the version is the same, I think the OVF file I downloaded from the Internet doesn't support SD-WAN capabilities, as it is not listed on the Cisco website as valid image format. Any idea?


Then I need to onboard this router on vManage and other controllers. I searched the Internet but didn't find relative guides on how to do this procedure. Have anybody tried this? If so would you mind, sharing the brief howtos? 



omz Enthusiast

Re: CSR1000v onborading on vManage



The document you've mentioned is about onboarding Viptela devices (vEdges). I did it like what they said in the doc. but I have a CSR1000v router which I installed it as a OVF file on my ESXi server. There is only a KVM image of CSR1000v on the Cisco site which clearly supports SD-WAN capabilities, so I thought that the image I downloaded in OVF image didn't support SD-WAN capabilities. 

Even If it does support, there should be a bootstrap (initial) config on the router but I didn't find anything about it. 

Therefor, I need someone to confirm if my image supports SD-WAN at the first place.


my regards;

omz Enthusiast

Re: CSR1000v onborading on vManage

Right ok.. as far as I know .. there are 2 different images for CSR1000v .. with and without SD-WAN.


Beginning IOS XE version 16.10.1, Cisco SD-WAN support is provided for IOS image on the CSR 1000v. The Cisco SD-WAN features are provisioned through a separate image, the IOS XE SD-WAN image. While the Universal IOS XE image provides for routing features, the IOS XE SD-WAN image provides support for OnPrem or Cloud based Software Defined WAN solutions. Unified Communications for IOS XE SD-WAN will be supported in upcoming releases. When ordering a CSR 1000v router, a customer may choose either the IOS XE or IOS XE SD-WAN image


There is only csr1000v-ucmk9.16.11.1a-serial.qcow2 available from Cisco to download for IOS XE SD-WAN Software. 

I suspect the image you have does not support SD-WAN. 


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