About Cisco Enterprise NFVIS

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What's New

New and Enhanced Features for Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 4.1.2

There are no new and enhanced features introduced for NFVIS 4.1.2 release.

New and Enhanced Features for Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 4.1.1

Feature

Description

Where Documented

Storm control support

Storm control is used to monitor incoming traffic levels and limit excessive flow of packets on any user facing switch port that could cause a traffic storm.

Configuring storm Control

Storm Control Commands

hot-add and hot-delete support on DPDK interface

Support interface hot add and hot delete operations on DPDK networks.

Update VM Image

VM backup and restore perserving MAC and UID

Specifying the unique MAC ID flag during VM import will ensure that the imported VM is not deployed with the same UID and interface MAC addresses.

Import and Export NFVIS VM

Support placing VM's extra storage volumes to external datastore

This feature supports placing VNF volumes on external datastore storage locations

VNF Volumes

PNIC promiscuous mode support

Enabling promiscuous mode on an interface can be used to monitor all incoming packets on the interface.

Promiscuous Mode

CIMC TACACS support

TACACS authentication support for Cisco IMC

CIMC TACACS Support

Resolved and Open Bugs

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Resolved Bugs for Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 4.1.2

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvt00530

we should limit the number of core file in CIMC

CSCvu26520

Support SUDI-2099 for ENCS

Open Bugs for Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 4.1.1

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvq11886

pnp rediret fails due to sudi_sign_cmd.c:72:session init failed error - TAM_LIB_ERR_SESSION_IS_OPEN

CSCvr51855

i40evf 0000:00:03.1:PF returned error -5(I40E_ERR_PARAM)to our request 12 opcode 2 to PF, err I40E_E

CSCvr77081

NFVIS-ESC-LITE: added volume did not support thick_disk_provisioning and eager_zero

CSCvs44341

All configs for s/w on ENCS is intact after factory reset(except images and connectivity)

CSCvt00530

we should limit the number of core file in CIMC

CSCvt22519

NFVIS 4.1: Traffic fail on lan-net with dpdk enabled after factory reset

CSCvt22539

NFVIS: factory-reset-all with VM having disk deployed on NFS

CSCvt35615

OBS - 688452159 (upgrade from 3.12.1 -> 3.12.3 failed)

CSCvt40279

NFVIS-4.1.1-RC1 is unreachable after a reboot

CSCvt50656

NFVIS-4.1.1-FC1: Application timeout on hostaction mgmt-dhcp-renew

CSCvt53410

Network config does not work after factory default reset is performed with vDaemon enabled

CSCvt54623

NFVIS: config-only restore failed due to VMLC or upgrade package is changed.

CSCvt61948

remote-system-ip-subnet as 0.0.0.0/0 gives error in creating secure overlay

CSCvt65059

Firmware upgrade triggers from postreboot currently causing extra reboots and longer time

CSCvt68582

after encs device controlled by vmanage, CLI is still allow to config and commit on NFVIS

System Requirements

The following resources are required for a standalone Cisco Enterprise NFVIS:

  • For a system that has 16 or less CPU cores, one CPU core is reserved for NFVIS. For a system that has more than 16 CPU cores, 2 CPU cores are reserved for NFVIS.

  • For a system that has 32 GB or less of RAM, 3 GB is reserved for NFVIS. For a system that has more than 32 GB of RAM, 4 GB is reserved for NFVIS.

  • 20 GB storage


Note

More memory and disk space are required to be added to the system, depending on VM deployments.


Supported Programs and Platforms

Supported Platforms and Firmware

The following table lists the only supported platforms and firmware for Cisco ENFV

Platform

Firmware

Version

ENCS 5406, ENCS 5408, and ENCS 5412

BIOS

ENCS54_2.9

CIMC

3.2(9.20191113183312)

WAN Port Driver

1.63-0x80000e2f

LAN Port Driver

5.04-0x800027d4

ENCS 5104

BIOS

V010

MCU

1.1

WAN Port Driver

5.2.20-k/1.63, 0x80000f76

UCS-E160S-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEM3_2.6

CIMC

3.2(8.20190624114303)

UCS-E140S-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSES_1.5.0.8

CIMC

3.2(8.20190624114303)

UCS-E160D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED_3.5.0.1

CIMC

3.2(8.20190624114303)

UCS-E180D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED_3.5.0.1

CIMC

3.2(8.20190624114303)

UCS-E180D-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEDM3_2.6

CIMC

3.2(8.20190624114303)

UCS-E1120D-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEDM3_2.6

CIMC

3.2(8.20190624114303)

UCS-C220-M4

BIOS

3.0.3a

CIMC

3.0(3c)

CSP-2100-X1

BIOS

3.0.3a

CIMC

3.0(3a)

UCS-C220-M5

BIOS

C220M5.3.1.3c.0.0307181404

CIMC

3.1(3a)

CSP-5228

BIOS

C220M5.4.0.4c.0.0506190754

CIMC

4.0(4c)

CSP-5436

BIOS

C240M5.4.0.1c.0.0627180945

CIMC

4.0(1a)

Supported VMs

The following table lists the verified versions of supported VMs for NFVIS 4.1.1 release:

VM

Version

Cisco ISRv

17.2.1

16.12.1a

16.12.1b

Cisco ASAv

9.13.1

Cisco vWAAS

6.4.3c-b-42

Viptela vEdge

20.1

19.2.1

Fortinet

v5.4.1,build9317,161003

PaloAlto

8.1.3

Riverbed

9

Checkpoint

77.30

SilverPeak

7.3.9.0


Note

Windows and Linux VMs are also supported.


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