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( o˘◡˘o) ┌iii┐ AWS Mikrotik RouterOS CHR 6.42.1 with ENA support avalible on AWS Community

Sun May 20, 2018 11:14 pm

Hello (´• ω •`)ノ
In the last week, I found that there is no option to use Official CHR RouterOS 6.34.1 from AWS Marketplace to setup it on c5 instance types with 10Gbps or 25Gbps
Even after update to the last version of CHR, you will have issues to enable ENA in AWS CLI Console due to AWS Marketplace restrictions of the image
But Mikrotik CHR Changelog from 6.42 (2018-Apr-13) says that ENA Driver enabled in the 6.42 version ... c9d6740882
The Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) supports network speeds of up to 25 Gbps for supported instance types.

I created a new Amazon Web Services Image (AMI) from RAW image of Mikrotik RouterOS CHR 6.42.1 with enabled ENA Support *

AMI ID: ami-b467f9cb
Link to Launch the image: ... i-b467f9cb
The Image available only on eu-east-1 region, but you can always copy it to a different region
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* ENA - Enhanced Networking with the Elastic Network Adapter

Enhanced networking uses single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) to provide high-performance networking capabilities on supported instance types. SR-IOV is a method of device virtualization that provides higher I/O performance and lower CPU utilization when compared to traditional virtualized network interfaces. Enhanced networking provides higher bandwidth, higher packet per second (PPS) performance, and consistently lower inter-instance latencies.

* More about ENA: ... g-ena.html

Now you can start using Mikrotik RouterOS CHR on AWS Instance types like C5, C5 with instance storage, F1, G3, H1, I3, m4.16xlarge, M5, P2, P3, R4, and X1

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In a few days, I will write a post on how to upload RAW CHR image to AWS and create a Mikrotik instance with ENA
Thank you ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

P.S take a look to my another my post "Let's Encrypt + Mikrotik RouterOS": viewtopic.php?f=1&t=92673&start=50#p630114

UPD 27-05-2018: I changed the permission of the AMI so now you can copy AMI to different AWS Regions
UPD 27-05-2018: Start the AMI as t2.micro for the first time, then you can change the type to a different one
UPD 28-05-2018: I found that the image doesn't work with c4.large types - but works perfectly on c5/m5 types
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Re: ( o˘◡˘o) ┌iii┐ AWS Mikrotik RouterOS CHR 6.42.1 with ENA support avalible on AWS Community

Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:46 am

Very good!

I have not needed so much band yet
I try to help !

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Re: ( o˘◡˘o) ┌iii┐ AWS Mikrotik RouterOS CHR 6.42.1 with ENA support avalible on AWS Community

Tue May 05, 2020 1:38 am


how do you create AMI? After changing AZ the instance doesn't have access to the network...
In anticipation on new The Dude release.

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