NX-OS Releases for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
This document lists
the recommended Cisco NX-OS software releases for use with Cisco Nexus 9000
Series switches for both new and existing deployments. These recommendations
are general and should not replace environment specific design review efforts
and should not override Advanced Services recommended releases if employed.
Maintenance releases off of the recommended release trains can become available for download before they are recommended in this document. If a maintenance release later than what is recommended below is available for download, review the "Resolved Caveats" section in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Release Notes and determine if any resolved caveats are applicable to your deployment scenario and feature set and upgrade to the later release to benefit from the incremental fixes.
Recommendation for New and Existing Deployments
that customers with new and existing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series deployments choose
from the following recommended releases:
Nexus 9000 Series switches
Customers with newer deployments and future upgrade plans are encouraged to look at Cisco NX-OS Release 7.0(3)I4(6) and any later 7.0(3)I4(x) maintenance releases as primary candidates as they become available.
Type of Release
Current long-lived release
Previous long-lived release
Cisco NX-OS 7.0(3)I2(5) is the recommended 7.0(3)I2(x) release.
7.0(3)I1(x), 7.0(3)I3(x), 7.0(3)I5(x), and 7.0(3)I6(x)
*If you are using a short-lived release, we recommend that you always use the latest available maintenance release for the short-lived release. For example, at the time of this document update, Cisco NX-OS Release 7.0(3)I5(2) is the latest available maintenance release for 7.0(3)I5(x).
Due to CSCux04393, Cisco NX-OS Releases 7.0(3)2(1a) and 7.0(3)I2(2) are no longer
available for download. Cisco strongly recommends that customers running these
releases move to the recommended release at a minimum.
Deployments That Use Software Earlier Than One of the Recommended
To the extent
possible, Cisco recommends upgrading to one of the Cisco NX-OS releases listed
previously. If that is not possible, Cisco recommends that you review the
9000 Series NX-OS Release Notes for the earlier release and the
Bug Search Tool to
determine the impact of any open caveats.
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