Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) Network Element Drivers (NED) and Function Packs (CFP) Selected Versions, October 2020

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Affected products and versions
  • Upgrade paths
  • Cisco Services
  • Support timelines of previously announced releases
  • For more information
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    PB744406

    Introduction

    Cisco announces the end-of-life dates for the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), Network Element Drivers (NED) and Core Function Packs (CFP) versions listed below. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of this bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).

    Table 1.        Cisco NSO, NED, and CFP End-of-Life milestones for the affected products and versions

    Milestone

    Definition

    Timing

    End-of-Life (EoL) Announcement Date

    The date of this announcement

    October 25, 2020

    End of SW Maintenance (EoSM) Release Date

    The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

    Note: After this date, Cisco Engineering will only provide fixes for Security Vulnerabilities as per the EoVS milestone timeframe.

    April 25, 2022

    Last Date of Support

    The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

    April 30, 2024

    Affected products and versions

    Tables 2 and 3 lists the affected Core Function Pack (CFP) and Network Element Driver (NED) products and versions.

    Customers are encouraged to migrate to the most recent releases when they become available. NSO Customers with an active Cisco NSO Support contract are eligible to download the latest releases from Cisco Software Download

    Table 2.        Cisco NSO CFP affected products and versions

    Product

    Versions

    NSO NFVO CFP

    4.3.x and earlier

    SDWAN CFP

    2.0.x and earlier

    VBranch CFP

    1.9.x and earlier

    Table 3.        Cisco NSO NED affected products and versions

    Product

    Versions

    ALU SR

    8.10.x and earlier

    Arista DCS

    5.16.x and earlier

    Casa CCAP

    1.0.x and earlier

    Checkpoint GaiaOS REST

    1.8.x and earlier

    Ciena ACOS

    6.1.x and earlier

    Cisco Aireos

    3.3.x and earlier

    Cisco APIC-DC

    3.8.x and earlier

    Cisco ASA

    6.11.x and earlier

    Cisco IOS

    6.65.x and earlier

    Cisco IOS XR

    7.29.x and earlier

    Cisco NX

    5.19.x and earlier

    Cisco StarOS

    5.33.x and earlier

    F5 BigIP

    3.15.x and earlier

    Huawei VRP

    6.12.x and earlier

    Huawei iManager TL1

    1.5.x and earlier

    PaloAlto PANOS

    4.6.x and earlier

    Rad VX

    1.12.x and earlier

    ZTE XPON

    3.9.x and earlier

    Upgrade paths

    Customers are encouraged to migrate to the most recent releases when they become available. NSO Customers with an active Cisco NSO Support contract are eligible to download the latest releases from Cisco Software Download, located at https://software.cisco.com/download/home.

    Cisco Services

    Cisco offers a wide range of services programs to accelerate customer success. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique combination of resources, processes, tools, and partners, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco Services help you protect your network investment, optimize network operations, and prepare your network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your business. For more information about Cisco Services, refer to: https://www.cisco.com/go/services.

    Support timelines of previously announced releases

    For all NSO support timelines of previous versions: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/cloud-systems-management/network-services-orchestrator/eos-eol-notice-listing.html

    For more information

    For more information about the Cisco NSO product line visit the following page: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/service-provider/solutions-cloud-providers/network-services-orchestrator-solutions.html

    or contact your local Cisco account manager.

    For information about Cisco service and support programs and benefits, visit: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/services/technical/software-support.html

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