About Cisco Enterprise NFVIS


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What's New

New and Enhanced Features for Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 4.8.1

Feature

Description

NFVIS Clustering Capability for Cisco Cloud Services Platform (CSP)

This feature enables you to combine three nodes into a single cluster definition whereby, all the member nodes display configuration information about all the VMs deployed in the cluster. Each member node contributes to a user-specified disk size (same value for all the members) of their total disk size to form a shared and clustered file system. The data is replicated across all the cluster members. This clustering capability is resilient against single node failures.
Note 

This capability is a beta feature in this release and should not be used in production because, Cisco may make changes in the subsequent releases without providing any backward compatibility. The beta is provided as-is and without any warranty of any kind.

Single IP Monitoring External Gateway

This feature allows you to configure the external gateway monitoring interval, using the wan-monitor-interval command.

Resolved and Open Bugs

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Open Bugs for Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 4.8.1

Bug ID

Description

CSCwa85671

Cluster: cannot register image on datastore with same name on different nodes.

CSCwa95273

CSP cluster bridge lost route to its peer post upgrade to DPDK bridge stay down

CSCwa26377

Cluster: cluster nodes without same GRBAC Group

CSCwb66304

VM on gfs in Booting state after simultaneous reboots of 2 nodes

Important Notes

  • In NFVIS 4.6.1, backup with GE0-1-SRIOV-3 cannot be restored on ENCS 5400. For more details, see CSCvz82738.

  • NFVIS 4.7.1 is the last release in which the system settings dns-server command is supported. We recommend that you use the system settings name-server command (supported from NFVIS 4.4.1) instead of system settings dns-server, starting from NFVIS 4.8.1 and later releases.

  • NFVIS 4.7.1 is the last release in which the route-distribute command is supported. We recommend that you use the router bgp command, instead of route-distribute, starting from NFVIS 4.8.1 and later releases. For more information on the router bgp command, see Configure BGP on NFVIS.

  • Starting from NFVIS 4.7.1 and later releases, we recommend that you use the .iso file upgrade method to upgrade NFVIS. For more information on upgrading Cisco NFVIS, see Upgrade Cisco 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.

  • For NFVIS portal, the minimum supported version of browsers are:

    • Mozilla Firefox 66

    • Google Chrome 71

    • Windows 10 Edge

    • MacOS 10.15 Safari


Note

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


Supported Programs and Platforms

Supported Programs and Platforms

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

Platform

Firmware

Version

C8200-UCPE-1N8

BIOS

C8200-UCPE_1.04.103020201614

MCU

240.52

ENCS 5104

Note 

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Select Cisco 5100 Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS 5100). For more information, see End of Life Annoucement for ENCS 5100.

BIOS

V010

MCU

1.1

WAN Port Driver

5.4.0-1-k, 0x80000f76

ENCS 5406, ENCS 5408, and ENCS 5412

BIOS

ENCS54_3.04

CIMC

3.2(13.8)

WAN Port Driver

5.4.0-5-k CISCO

LAN Port Driver

1.4.22.7-11-ciscocsx

CSP-5216

BIOS

Use HUU 4.1(3d)

CIMC

Use HUU 4.1(3d)

CSP-5228

BIOS

Use HUU 4.1(3d)

CIMC

Use HUU 4.1(3d)

CSP-5436, CSP-5444, and CSP-5456

BIOS

Use HUU 4.1(3d)

CIMC

Use HUU 4.1(3d)

Guest VNFs

This section provides support statements for different guest Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) that you can run on Cisco Routing virtual platforms enabled by the NFVIS 4.8.1 release.

Cisco Router VNFs


Note

  • Cisco provides support for deployment and configuration of the VNF versions listed below, when deployed on Cisco Routing virtual platforms, enabled by this release of NFVIS.

  • Cisco provides support on a case-by-case basis for unlisted combinations of NFVIS release + VNF version.


Product homepage

Software download

Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software

17.8.1

17.7.1

17.6.3

Cisco ISRv

17.3.5

17.3.4

Cisco vEdge

20.8.1

20.7.1

20.6.2

20.3.5

20.3.4

Other Cisco Owned VNFs


Note

  • Limited testing is done to ensure you can create a guest VM instance using the software download image for these versions, as posted on Cisco Software download page.

  • For full-support statement see the individual product release documentation.


Product homepage

Software download

Security VNFs

Cisco NGFW (FTDv)

6.6.1-91

6.6.0-90

Cisco ASAv

9.14.2

9.14.1

WAN Optimization VNFs

Cisco vWAAS

6.4.5a-b-50

6.4.5-b-75

6.4.3c-b-42

Non-Cisco Vendor Owned VNFs

You can run VNFs owned by various vendors on Cisco’s NFV platforms enabled by NFVIS . Formal support for these VNFs requires a joint effort between Cisco and the VNF vendor.

Cisco offers VNF vendors a "for-fee" NFVIS 3rd-party certification program to test and certify their VNFs on Cisco’s virtualized platforms. After testing and certification is complete, the results are published on this page- Cisco Enterprise NFV Open Ecosystem and Qualified VNF Vendors.

For more specific support details about VNF versions and test compatibility matrix with NFVIS releases, see the VNF release documentation on the vendor support site.

As a NFVIS customer, if you need a unique combination of NFVIS release and a specific VNF version, you may submit your certification request to Cisco at nfv-ecosystem@cisco.com or reach out to the VNF vendor support team asking them to initiate a certification on the Cisco platform.

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