Manual:CHR

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Cloud Hosted Router

Cloud Hosted Router (CHR) is a RouterOS version meant for running as a virtual machine. It supports x86 64-bit architecture and can be used on most of popular hypervisors such as VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, KVM and others. CHR has full RouterOS features enabled by default but has a different licencing model than other RouterOS versions.

How to Install CHR

We provide 4 different virtual disk images to choose from:

  • RAW disk image (.img file)
  • VMWare disk image (.vmdk file)
  • Hyper-V disk image (.vhdx file)
  • VirtualBox disk image (.vdi file)

NOTE: These are disk images, not importable virtual machine appliances

See instructions how to install CHR

Reference

CHR Licencing

The CHR has 4 license levels:

  • free
  • p1 perpetual-1 ($45)
  • p10 perpetual-10 ($95)
  • p-unlimited perpetual-unlimited ($250)

60-day free trial license is available for all paid license levels. To get the free trial license, you have to have an account on the mikrotik.com as all the license management will happen there.

CHR running instance will indicate a time when it has to access account server to renew the license. If CHR instance will not be able to renew the license it will behave as if trial period as ran out on that router and will.

These licenses will become available later on for a fee.

p1

p1 (perpetual-1) license level allows to run CHR indefinitely. It is limited to 1Gbps upload per interface. All the rest of the features provided by CHR are available without restrictions. It is possible to upgrade p1 to p10 or p-unlimited After the upgrade purchased the former license will become available for later use on your account.

p10

p10 (perpetual-10) license level allows to run CHR indefinitely. It is limited to 10Gbps upload per interface. All the rest of the features provided by CHR are available without restrictions. It is possible to upgrade p10 to p-unlimited After the upgrade purchased the former license will become available for later use on your account.

p-unlimited

The p-unlimited (perpetual-unlimited) license level allows to run CHR indefinitely. It is highest tier license and it has no limitations enforced.

Free licenses

There are several options to use and try CHR free of charge.

free

The free license level allows to run CHR indefinitely. It is limited to 1Mbps upload per interface. All the rest of the features provided by CHR are available without restrictions. To use this, all you have to do is download disk image file from our download page and create a virtual guest.

60-day trial

To take advantage of increased data transfer speeds, you will have to have an account registered on mikrotik.com. Then you can request desired license level for trial from your router that will assign your router ID to your account and enable a purchase of the license from your account. All the paid license equivalents are available for trial. A trial period is 60 days from the day of acquisition.