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Release Notes for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization 1.0

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization 1.0

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

Open Source Software Information

Router, Cisco SRE Service Module, and Cisco IOS Software Version Compatibility

Open Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization 1.0


November 24, 2010
OL-23431-01

Contents

This document contains the following sections:

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Open Source Software Information

Router, Cisco SRE Service Module, and Cisco IOS Software Version Compatibility

Open Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization (Cisco SRE-V) is a branch-office infrastructure platform that combines computing, networking, storage access, virtualization, and unified management into a cohesive system. It enables the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM to be provisioned on a Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) Service Module and to host one or multiple virtual machines running the Microsoft Windows Server operating system. The entire system is integrated with the Generation 2 of the Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR G2).

System Requirements

This sections describes the hardware and software requirements. It contains the following:

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements

The Cisco SRE-V software runs on the Cisco SRE Service Module, which is the hardware component of Cisco SRE-V. The Cisco SRE Service Module can reside either in the Cisco 2900 series or 3900 series ISR G2.

The Cisco SRE-V software is supported on the following service modules:

Cisco SRE 700 Service Module

Cisco SRE 900 Service Module

Table 1 provides the hardware information for each of the supported modules.

Table 1 Cisco SRE Service Module Hardware at a Glance 

Feature
Cisco SRE 700 Service Module
Cisco SRE 900 Service Module

Form Factor

SM

SM

CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo (one core active), 1.86 GHz

Intel Core 2 Duo (two cores active), two 1.86 GHz

DRAM

4 GB

4 GB or 8 GB

eUSB Flash Memory

2-GB internal USB flash-memory module

2-GB internal USB flash-memory module

Hard Disk

1 x 500 GB

2 x 500 GB (1 TB)

Internal Network Interfaces

1 Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet interface

1 Layer 3 Gigabit Ethernet interface

1 Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet interface

1 Layer 3 Gigabit Ethernet interface

External Network Interfaces

1 USB connector

1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connector

1 USB connector

1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connector

Router Platforms

2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e

2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3925e, 3945, 3945e


Table 2 shows the Cisco EtherSwitch Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) and Cisco EtherSwitch service modules that are supported on the Cisco ISR G2.

Table 2 Supported Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC and Cisco EtherSwitch Service Modules

Cisco EtherSwitch EHWIC
Cisco EtherSwitch Service Module

EHWIC-D-8ESG-P=, EHWIC-D-8ESG-P, EHWIC-D-8ESG=, EHWIC-D-8ESG, EHWIC-4ESG-P=, EHWIC-4ESG-P, EHWIC-4ESG=, EHWIC-4ESG, SM-ES3-16-P, and SM-ES2-16-P

SM-D-ES3G-48-P, SM-D-ES3-48-P, SM-D-ES2-48, SM-ES3G-24-P, SM-ES3-24-P, SM-ES2-24-P, SM-ES2-24, SM-ES3G-16-P, SM-ES3-16-P, and SM-ES2-16-P


Software Requirements

This section provides information about third-party software, software options, and feature licenses.

Third-Party Software

Cisco SRE-V uses the following third-party software:

VMware vSphere HypervisorTM—For virtualization.

Microsoft Windows Server—For the operating system.

The following Microsoft Windows Servers are certified:

Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows Server 2003 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit

Cisco SRE-V Software Options

Cisco SRE-V is available in the following three options:

Hardware only (SM-SRE-700-K9 or SM-SRE-900-K9)Cisco SRE Service Module without any software installed on it.

If you purchase this option, you must download and install Cisco SRE-V software as well as your own version of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 software.

Hardware plus Virtualization software (SM-SRE-700-K9 or SM-SRE-900-K9 + SW-SM-SRE-V-1.0-K9)—Cisco SRE Service Module with Cisco SRE-V software preinstalled.

If you have an exisiting version of Windows server 2003 or Windows server 2008, you can purchase this option. This comes with a preactivated Cisco SRE-V license.

Hardware, plus Virtualization software, plus Microsoft Windows software (SM-SRE-700-K9 or SM-SRE-900-K9 + SW-SM-SRE-V-1.0-K9 + MSWS-08R2ST-X86-K9)—Cisco SRE Service Module with both Cisco SRE-V and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition 64-bit virtual machine preinstalled.

If you purchase this option, both the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 license and the
Cisco SRE-V license are preactivated.

Feature Licenses

Table 3 provides the feature licenses available for Cisco SRE-V.

Table 3 License SKUs 

License SKUs
Description

FL-SRE-V-HOST

VMware vSphere Hypervisor Host pre-activated paper license purchased with the software.

FL-SRE-V-HOST=

VMware vSphere Hypervisor Host paper license purchased without the software (spare).

L-FL-SRE-V-HOST=

VMware vSphere Hypervisor Host electronic license purchased without the software (spare).


Open Source Software Information

Some components of the software created for Cisco Services Ready Virtualization are provided through open source or commercial licensing. These components and the associated copyright statements can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/interfaces_modules/services_modules/sre_v/1.0/open_source/license/sre_v_open_source.pdf.

Router, Cisco SRE Service Module, and Cisco IOS Software Version Compatibility

Table 4 provides the compatibility between the routers, Cisco SRE Service Modules, and
Cisco IOS software version that must be installed in the router to use Cisco SRE-V.

Table 4 Cisco Routers, Cisco SRE Service Module, and Cisco IOS Version Compatibility

Router
Cisco IOS Software Version for
Cisco SRE 700 Service Module
Cisco IOS Software Version for
Cisco SRE 900 Service Module

2911

15.1(3)T and later versions

15.1(3)T and later versions

2921

15.1(3)T and later versions

15.1(3)T and later versions

2951

15.1(3)T and later versions

15.1(3)T and later versions

3925

15.1(3)T and later versions

15.1(3)T and later versions

3925e

15.1(3)T and later versions

15.1(3)T and later versions

3945

15.1(3)T and later versions

15.1(3)T and later versions

3945e

15.1(3)T and later versions

15.1(3)T and later versions


Open Caveats

Table 5 lists the caveats that are open in Cisco SRE-V.

Table 5 Open Caveats in Cisco SRE-V 

Bug ID
Summary
Additional Information

CSCtj39408

Several Windows Virtual Machines are still present after uninstallation.

Problem: Uninstallation of Cisco SRE-V software does not wipe out the Windows Virtual Machines.

Symptom: A number of Windows Virtual Machines are still present after uninstallation. To see all the remaining Windows Virtual Machines after the uninstallation, use the CLI show virtual-machine command.

Workaround: Perform a helper install of the Cisco SRE-V software. This will wipe out all the remaining Virtual Machines.

CSCtj34317

Errors with show hypervisor CLI after a reset from IOS.

Problem: Errors appear after the show hypervisor ip CLI command is used after a reset from IOS.

Symptom: show hypervisor ip CLI command throws the error: Hypervisor information cannot be displayed: Error: Host System not found.

Workaround: Issue the CLI hypervisor set password seed xxx command after the Cisco SRE-V comes back online.

CSCti97289

After power cycle of the router with hwic-4esw, the SM1/1 is down.

Symptom: Interface SM X/1 does not come up after a power cycle of the router. Therefore, the connectivity to the hypervisor is not present.

Conditions: When HWIC-9-ESW is present in the ISR G2 and a power cycle of the router is done. This happens only some times.

Workaround: From the router IOS CLI, issue shutdown 
followed by a "No Shutdown" for the interface sm 
slot/1.
Example: 
Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End 
with CNTL/Z
Router(config)# interface sm 1/1
Router(config-if)# shutdown
Router(config-if)#
Router(config-if)# no shutdown
Router(config-if)# end
Router# write

CSCti99366

IP address change of SM interface should not require a reload.

Symptom: After changing the IP address of the hypervisor in the router, the change is not reflected on the Service-module side.

Conditions: This happens if you change the Hypervisor IP address (service-module mgf IP address x.x.x.x y.y.y.z) and do not do a reload.

Workaround: Issue the reload command from the console manager by doing the following steps:

Router# service-module SM 4/0 session
Trying x.x.x.x, 2258 ... Open
se-x.x.x.x# reload

CSCtj36619

Module fails to reload after executing reload command from management Virtual Machine.

Symptom: The module fails to reload after executing the reload command.

Conditions: This problem occurs after executing the reload command from the module.

Workaround: Reset the module from IOS. If that fails to work, power cycles the chassis.

CSCtj75962

Module fails to sync to NTP server after manual configuration.

Symptom: If the hypervisor clock is manually set via vSphere and then an NTP server is added to the clock settings, the module fails to sync to the NTP server.

Conditions: This problem can occur if the clock is manually set using vSphere and at a later date an NTP server is then added to the time configuration via vSphere.

Workaround: Reload the module that fixes the problem.

CSCtj84901

Router reloads when both PVDM and Cisco SRE Service Module are installed in the router.

Symptom: Cisco 19xx, 2911 or 2921 router reloads when the Packet Voice/Data Module (PVDM) and Cisco SRE Service Module are installed in the router.

Conditions: This problem occurs when a PVDM as well as any module that connects to the MGF backplane switch is installed in a Cisco 19xx, 2911 or 2921 router. The modules that connect to the MGF backplane switch are:

Cisco SRE Service Module

Cisco Service Module-Services Ready Engine (Cisco SM-SRE)

Cisco EtherSwitch Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs)

EtherSwitch Service Modules

If the traffic from any of these modules flows over the MGF port towards the router CPU, and a PVDM is present in the router, then the router reloads.

Workaround: Cisco SRE-V does not support PVDM. Contact Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for a workaround.


Related Documentation

The following related documentation for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization (Cisco SRE-V) is available on Cisco.com:

Release Notes for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization (this document)

Installation and Configuration Guide for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization

FAQs and Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization

Open Source Used In Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization Release: 1.0

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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