Versions this guide is based on:

EVE Image Name Downloaded Filename Version vCPUs vRAM
csr1000v-universalk9.03.16.05.S.155-3.S5 csr1000v-universalk9.03.16.05.S.155-3.S5-ext.ova X86_64_LINUX_IOSD-UNIVERSALK9-M 15.5(3)S5 1 3072
csr1000v-universalk9.03.13.07.S.154-3.S7 csr1000v-universalk9.03.13.07.S.154-3.S7-ext.ova X86_64_LINUX_IOSD-UNIVERSALK9-M 15.4(3)S7 1 3072

Other versions should also be supported following bellow's procedure.

 

Steps below are based on csr1000v-universalk9.03.16.05.S.155-3.S5 creation, for other image deployment, use proper names respectively.

SSH to EVE and login as root, from cli and create temporary working directory on the EVE's root:

mkdir tmp
cd tmp

Upload the downloaded OVA image to the EVE using for example FileZilla or WinSCP.

Extract OVA image, for futher use we will need on ISO install CD which is inside OVA.

tar -xvf csr1000v-universalk9.03.16.05.S.155-3.S5-ext.ova

Create new HDD for CSR installation:

/opt/qemu/bin/qemu-img create -f qcow2  virtioa.qcow2 8G

Start CSR installation:

/opt/qemu-2.2.0/bin/qemu-system-x86_64  -nographic -drive file=virtioa.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-universalk9.03.16.05.S.155-3.S5-ext.iso -boot order=dc  -m 3072

Once on the screen appears prompt, hit any key and choose 3rd option CSR 1000V Serial console and confirm with ENTER:

Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.

    GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (639K lower / 3144696K upper memory)

 +-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | CSR 1000V Virtual (VGA) Console -- Thu-19-Jan-17-06:47                  |  
 | CSR 1000V Autodetect (Serial, VGA) Console -- Thu-19-Jan-17-06:47       |
 | CSR 1000V Serial Console -- Thu-19-Jan-17-06:47                         |
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 +-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Wait till CSR installs and again prompt Press any key to continue, hit any key and choose 3rd option again BUT DO NOT HIT ENTER after selected Serial option:

Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.
Press any key to continue.

    GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (639K lower / 3144696K upper memory)

 +-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | CSR 1000V Virtual (VGA) Console -- Thu-19-Jan-17-06:47                  |  
 | CSR 1000V Autodetect (Serial, VGA) Console -- Thu-19-Jan-17-06:47       |
 | CSR 1000V Serial Console -- Thu-19-Jan-17-06:47                         |
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 +-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

DO NOT HIT ENTER after selected Serial!!!

Now Stop CSR booting and get to qemu prompt using key combo ctrl+a and then press c, once appears (qemu) type quit.

(qemu) quit

Create new CSR image target directory:

mkdir  /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/csr1000v-universalk9.03.16.00.S.155-3.S5/

Move CSR HDD to target directory:

mv virtioa.qcow2 /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/csr1000v-universalk9.03.16.00.S.155-3.S5/

Clean and fix permissions:

cd
rm -rf tmp
/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

 CSR Image is created and ready to use, now you can open lab and your image will be visible under nodes csr1000v