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Minimum and Recommended Cisco NX-OS Releases for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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Minimum and Recommended Cisco NX-OS Releases for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Minimum and Recommended Cisco NX-OS Releases for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Date: June 27, 2014

This document lists the minimum and recommended Cisco NX-OS software releases for use with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches. If you are running a release prior to the minimum recommended, Cisco advises upgrading the image to the recommended release. These recommendations are general and should not replace environment specific design review efforts and should not override Advanced Services recommended releases if employed.

General Recommendation for New Deployments

For new deployments Cisco recommends using Cisco NX-OS software release 6.2(8a).

General Recommendation for Existing Deployments

For existing deployments, Cisco recommends using Cisco NX-OS software releases listed in the table below:

Table 1 Existing Deployments

Release Train
Minimum Release
Recommended Release

NX-OS 4.2

4.2(6)

5.2(9) 1 , 6.2(8a)

NX-OS 5.0, 5.1

5.1(5)

5.2(9) 1 , 6.2(8a)

NX-OS 5.2

5.2(3)a

5.2(9) 1 , 6.2(8a)

NX-OS 6.0, 6.1

6.1(5)

6.1(5) 1 , 6.2(8a)

NX-OS 6.2

6.2(2)a

6.2(8a)

Note 1— NX-OS 4.2, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, and 6.1 have been announced End-of-Sale/End-of-Life (EoL). While NX-OS Release 5.2(9) and Release 6.1(5) are viable releases, they are announced EoS/EoL. Release 6.2(8a) may be a better option because of continued planned maintenance releases. For more information, refer to the announcements at the following link:

Existing Deployments That Use Software Earlier Than One of the Recommended Releases

To the extent possible, Cisco recommends upgrading to one of the NX-OS releases listed previously. If that is not possible, Cisco recommends that you review the Cisco NX-OS Release Notes for the earlier release and the Bug Tool Kit to determine the impact of any open caveats.

In addition, consult Cisco NX-OS Release Notes for minimum supported releases for specific hardware and software features.

Documentation and Software

For additional information, see the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches product documentation page.

For software, see the Download Software page.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .

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