Cisco Cloud Services Platform Release Notes

This document describes the features and limitations for the Cisco Cloud Services Platforms 2100 and 5000, Release 2.9.0.

Supported Cisco Networking Services

Cisco CSP can host any Cisco or third-party VNF that is supported on KVM hypervisor. Some of the Cisco VNFs available include the following:

  • Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V virtual router

  • Cisco IOS® XRv 9000 Router

  • Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)

  • Cisco Firepower™ NGFW Virtual

  • Cisco Prime® Virtual Network Analysis Module (vNAM)

  • Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS)

  • Cisco Web Security Virtual Appliance (WSAv)

  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

  • Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC)

  • Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) for Cisco Nexus® 1000V Series Switch deployments

  • Cisco Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) for Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch deployments

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)

New and Enhanced Features

Cisco CSP Release 2.9.0 includes the following features and enhancements along with security and bug fixes:

New Features

  • Push Common Configuration to all Cluster Members: This feature allows you to perform pNIC and NFS configurations on one cluster member and automatically apply these configurations on the remaining cluster members.

  • Link State Monitoring for VNF: This feature allows you to monitor the link state of the VNF vNICs in addition to the IP.

  • VNF Data Store Migration: This feature allows you to migrate the storage location of VNFs between local, gluster, and NFS.

  • REST API for Uploading Images to all Cluster Nodes: This feature allows you to use the REST API to upload all CSP software images to the cluster members.

  • GUI Enhancements: This feature allows you to upgrade CSP (ISO and patch) and also generate tech-support using the GUI.

  • Support CPU and Memory Upgrade: This feature enables the CSP software to reread a CPU or memory hardware upgrade, and update the resource table during the CSP upgrade and reboot process.

Network Interface Card Driver Compatibility

This release includes the following NICs Physical Function (PF) drivers. See VNF documentation for more information about compatibility between the Virtual Function (VF) driver included in VNF and the NICs PF drivers.

  • Ixgbe PF driver version: 5.6.5

  • I40e PF driver version: 2.12.6

Important Notes

  • You can only upgrade from CSP Release 2.5.0 or later to this release.

  • Ensure that you upgrade to the latest Cisco UCS firmware available on CCO. The minimum required version being 4.1(1d). However, before upgrading the firmware to 4.1(1d) or a newer version, perform the following steps:

    1. In CIMC BIOS/Advanced/LOM and PCIe Slots configuration, disable OptionROM on LOM Ports, PCIe Slots for MLOM, and PCIe slots for network adapters.

    2. Refer to the bug, CSCvq74492 in the UCS release notes for more information. See UCS Release Notes.

  • The following field notice might impact CSP 5000 models that are running CIMC versions earlier than 4.0(4e) with earlier versions of CSP software. Therefore, it is recommended to upgrade the CIMC version to 4.0(4h) on these models.

Access CSP Bugs

About the Cisco Bug Search Tool

Use the Cisco Bug Search Tool to access open and resolved bugs for a release.

The tool allows you to search for a specific bug ID, or for all bugs specific to a product and a release.

You can filter the search results by last modified date, bug status (open, resolved), severity, rating, and support cases.


For the Product drop-down list, choose either Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 or Cisco Cloud Services Platform 5000.

Known Behavior

  • Management interfaces cannot be configured as passthrough interfaces.

  • Only local users can log in to Cisco CSP using CIMC console. Remote TACACS+ users cannot log in to Cisco CSP by using CIMC console.

  • Only the vNIC e1000 model is supported with Cisco VSM and Cisco VSG services.

  • Only ISO image files are supported with Cisco VSM and Cisco VSG services.

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