Date created: 03/17/21 14:14:53. Last modified: 03/17/21 14:33:00

CSR1000v 16.x Install

16.09.06 Install from ISO

This VM requires 1vCPU and 4GBs of RAM.


Create a blank hard disk image for the VM to use:

qemu-img create -f qcow2 csr1000v-hdd.qcow2 8G

Boot from the CSR1000v ISO file;

qemu-system-x86_64 -nographic -drive file=csr1000v-hdd.qcow2,if=virtio,bus=0,unit=0,cache=none -machine type=pc-1.0,accel=kvm -serial mon:stdio -nographic -nodefconfig -nodefaults -rtc base=utc -cdrom csr1000v-universalk9.16.09.06.iso -boot order=dc -m 4096

The above will bring the user to a prompt to install via VGA or Serial. At this point Serial should be chosen. The VM will install and reboot and return to the same screen, at this point the VM can be powered down otherwise it will continue in an infinite install loop.