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- Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 Release Notes
- Information About Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100
- Supported Cisco Networking Services
- New Features and Enhancements
- Configuration Limits
- Important Notes and Restrictions
- Hyper-Threading Technology Support
- Changing IP Address of the Management Interface for NFS Configurations
- Configuring Passthrough Interfaces
- Running config terminal Command After Initial Setup
- Network Interface Card (NIC) Driver Compatibility
- Spectre and Meltdown Firmware Update
- Using the Bug Search Tool
- Related Documentation for Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100
- Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 Release Notes
This document describes the features and limitations for the Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100, Release 2.2.5.
Information About Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100
Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 (Cisco CSP 2100) is a software and hardware platform for data center network functions virtualization. This open kernel virtual machine (KVM) platform, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3 as the base operating system, is designed to host networking virtual services. Cisco CSP 2100 provides REST APIs, a web interface, and a CLI for creating and managing the virtual machine (VM) lifecycle.
Supported Cisco Networking Services
Cisco CSP 2100 supports the following Cisco networking services:
Cisco Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) for Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch deployments (VMware vSphere, KVM, and Microsoft Hyper-V).
Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) for Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch deployments.
Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V Series.
Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv), supports QCOW image only.
Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).
Cisco Virtual Network Analysis Module (vNAM).
Cisco CSP 2100 also supports services from other third-party vendors including application firewalls, application delivery controllers, and value-added mobility services. Any third-party service that is supported on KVM is supported on Cisco CSP 2100.
New Features and Enhancements
Cisco CSP 2100, Release 2.2.5 include bug fixes and the following features and enhancements.
Support for port isolation with port channel
Provides VNF management port isolation support that prevents communication among VNF management ports. It is supported with the host management port being in a port channel.
Support for multiple syslog servers
Provides support for sending syslog output to multiple syslog servers, rather than being sent to one syslog server that was supported previously.
Support for resetting to factory configuration
Provides support for restoring Cisco CSP 2100 to original factory defaults. The factory reset process erases all configuration and reboots Cisco CSP 2100 to clean install mode.
Support for multiple vNICs on a VNF management pNIC.
Provides support for having multiple vNICs on a management pNIC of a VNF, rather than having one vNIC on a management pNIC that was supported previously.
Support configuring volume label for day0 file
Provides support for configuring ISO volume label of a day0 file when it is packaged in to an ISO.
Support confirmation before powering off a VNF
Prompts for a confirmation before powering off a VNF.
The Delete Cluster button on toolbar enables deleting cluster configuration along with all members of a cluster.
Configuration LimitsUse the following configuration limits for Cisco CSP 2100.
Number of services in a node with hyperthreading disabled
For Cisco CSP 2100 with 8 or less than 8 cores, you can deploy the following number of VM cores:
Number of Cores – 1
For example, for Cisco CSP 2100 with 8 cores, you can deploy 7 VM cores.
For Cisco CSP 2100 with greater than 8 and less than or equal to 16 cores, you can deploy the following number of VM cores:
Number of Cores – 2
For example, for Cisco CSP 2100 with 16 cores, you can deploy 14 VM cores.
For Cisco CSP 2100 with greater than 16 cores, you can deploy the following number of VM cores:
Number of Cores – 4
For example, for Cisco CSP 2100 with 36 cores, you can deploy 32 VM cores.
Total number of nodes in a cluster
Number of vNICs per service
Important Notes and Restrictions
The following topics provide important notes and restrictions for Cisco CSP 2100.
Hyper-Threading Technology Support
Cisco CSP 2100 natively has the Hyper-Threading Technology (HTT) capability. However, by default, hyper-threading is disabled in Cisco CSP 2100. In HTT, one physical core appears as two processors to the operating system (two virtual or logical cores), allowing concurrent scheduling of two processes per core. This means you can have two different virtual network functions (VNFs) sharing the same physical core and its resources, such as cache and memory bus. However, VNFs are designed for dedicated resources and are CPU-intensive. When VNFs share resources such as CPU, it can cause stalling or latency inside the VNF data plane leading to jitters. In low-utilization environment, hyper-threading does not impact the performance. However, in high-throughput environment, hyper-threading can cause resource starvation leading to significant performance degradation.
Changing IP Address of the Management Interface for NFS Configurations
If NFS is configured on the system, note the following:
Changing the management IP address causes an outage of the VNC console and stats collection for 15 to 30 minutes.
Reboot of the system can take up to 30 minutes.
As a workaround, you can unconfigure the NFS mount before performing these operations and reconfigure the NFS mount after the operation is complete. You can also reboot the system from the Cisco CSP 2100 CIMC connection.
Configuring Passthrough Interfaces
When a service has passthrough as well as non-passthrough vNICs, we recommend that you first define the non-passthrough vNICs and then define the passthrough vNICs.
Running config terminal Command After Initial Setup
The config terminal command fails when you run it after performing the initial setup for a new installation. This happens because the admin user is not assigned to a group at the initial login. To run this command and configure Cisco CSP 2100 features, you must log out and then log in to the Cisco CSP 2100.
Network Interface Card (NIC) Driver Compatibility
This release includes the following NICs Physical function (PF) drivers. See VNF documentations for more information about compatibility between the Virtual function (VF) driver included in VNF and the NICs PF drivers.
Ixgbe PF driver version: 5.3.3
I40e PF driver version: 1.6.27-k
Spectre and Meltdown Firmware Update
This release include fixes for spectre and meltdown issue in Cisco CSP 2100 software. For firmware update, update the CIMC version to 3.0(4a). See the Cisco UCS C-Series Software Release Notes for more information about CIMC version at https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/release/notes/b_UCS_C-Series_Release_Notes_3_0_4.html.
Cisco CSP 2100 has the following restrictions:
Management interfaces cannot be configured as passthrough interfaces.
Only local admin users have the functionality to autocopy images in repositories across the Cisco CSP 2100 nodes in a cluster. This functionality is not available for the TACACS+ or RADIUS admin users.
Only local users can log in to the Cisco CSP 2100 using CIMC console. Remote TACACS+ users cannot log in to the Cisco CSP 2100 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.
Using the Bug Search ToolProcedure
Step 1 Go to the Cisco Bug Search Tool. Step 2 In the Log In screen, enter your registered Cisco.com username and password, and then click Log In. The Bug Search page opens.
Note If you do not have a Cisco.com username and password, you can register for them at https://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do. Step 3 To search for a specific bug, enter the bug ID in the Search For field and press Enter. Step 4 To search for bugs related to a specific release, do the following:
- In the Product field, choose Series/Model from the drop-down list and then enter Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 in the text field.
- In the Releases field, choose a criteria from the drop-down list and then enter a release number in the text field.
- Press Enter.When the search results are displayed, use the filter tools to find the types of bugs you are looking for. You can search for bugs by status, severity, modified date, and so on.
Tip To export the results to a spreadsheet, click the Export Results to Excel link.
Related Documentation for Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100
This section lists the documents used with the Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 and available on Cisco.com at the following URL:
Install and Upgrade
Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 Quick Start Guide
Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 Hardware Installation Guide
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100
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.
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