Install CSR1000v on KVM and Centos Linux

CSR1000v on KVM installation is covered in Cisco’s documentation using the GUI as well as Openstack and Openstack’s Nova, but there’s not much current information regarding KVM based installs using the CLI.  With a little work, I was able to install the Cloud Services Router on Centos Linux with minimal effort. Continue reading

Cisco Express Forwarding – CEF Load Balancing

When designing, configuring, or troubleshooting networks with redundant paths, it’s important to understand the role Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF) plays in forwarding packets.  Routing protocols are certainly important, but all too often engineers take CEF for granted in its default configuration without understanding the details of CEF Load Balancing. Continue reading