Published On: August 6ᵗʰ, 2019 02:11

Release Notes for Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software, Release 3.10.x

About Cisco Enterprise NFVIS

Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software (Cisco Enterprise NFVIS) is a Linux-based infrastructure software designed to help service providers and enterprises to design, deploy and manage network services. Cisco Enterprise NFVIS helps dynamically deploy virtualized network functions, such as a virtual router, firewall, and WAN acceleration, on a supported Cisco device. You do not always require a physical device for every network function. Automated provisioning and centralized management also eliminates costly truck rolls.

Cisco Enterprise NFVIS provides a Linux-based virtualization layer to the Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (ENFV) solution.

Cisco ENFV Solution Overview

The Cisco ENFV solution helps convert your critical network functions into a software which can deploy network services across dispersed locations in minutes. It provides a fully integrated platform that can run on top of a diverse network of both virtual and physical devices with the following primary components:

  • Cisco Enterprise NFVIS

  • VNFs

  • Unified Computing System (UCS) and Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) hardware platforms

  • Digital Network Architecture Center (DNAC)

For more details on the Cisco ENFV solution, see the Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization Solution Overview.

System Requirements

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

  • Atleast one CPU core

  • 2 GB RAM

  • 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 for Cisco ENFV

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

2.6

CIMC

3.2.6

WAN Port Driver

1.63, 0x80000e2f

LAN Port Driver

5.04 0x800027d4

UCS-E160S-M3/K9

BIOS

2.5

CIMC

3.2.6

UCS-E140S-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSES.1.5.0.8

CIMC

3.2.6

UCS-E160D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED.2.5.0.6

CIMC

3.2.6

UCS-E180D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED.2.5.0.6

CIMC

3.2.6

UCS-E180D-M3/K9

BIOS

2.5

CIMC

3.2.6

UCS-E1120D-M3/K9

BIOS

2.5

CIMC

3.2.6

UCS-C220-M4

BIOS

3.0.3a

CIMC

3.0(3c)

CSP-2100-X1

BIOS

3.0.3a

CIMC

3.0(3a)


Note

NFVIS 3.10.1 does not support ENCS 5100 platform.


Supported Features in Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 3.10.1


Note

Only NFVIS releases with supported features are listed in this section.


  • Secure overlay and single IP configuration

  • Backup and restore

  • Dual WAN support

  • DPDK support

  • PNIC state tracking

  • CSDL support

Supported VMs

The following table lists supported VMs.

VM

Version

Cisco ISRv

16.10.01a

Cisco ASAv

9.10.1

Cisco vWAAS

6.4.1c-b-57

6.4.3-b-171

Cisco NGFWv

6.2.3-83

Viptela vEdge

17.2.1

ThousandEyes

Agent 1.27.4

Fortinet

Fortigate 5.6.2

PaloAlto

PAN-OS 8.0.5

InfoVista

Ipanema VNF vipe_kvm v9.1.6.6

CTERA

6.0.4


Note

Windows and Linux VMs are also supported.


Limitations with NFVIS 3.10.x

TACACS Configuration

When upgrading from NFVIS 3.9.x release to 3.10.x release, if you have TACACS configured with an encrypted-shared-secret, change the key to shared-secret, upgrade to NFVIS 3.10.x release and then change back to encrypted-shared-secret key.

If you have upgraded to NFVIS 3.10.x release, ensure that the TACACS server is not reachable, so that NFVIS uses local authentication and you can login to the device and then configure the TACACS servers again.

Open and Resolved Bugs

The open and resolved bugs for a release are accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool. This web-based tool provides you with access to the Cisco bug tracking system, which maintains information about bugs and vulnerabilities in this product and other Cisco hardware and software products. Within the Cisco Bug Search Tool, each bug is given a unique identifier (ID) with a pattern of CSCxxNNNNN, where x is any letter (a-z) and N is any number (0-9). The bug IDs are frequently referenced in Cisco documentation, such as Security Advisories, Field Notices and other Cisco support documents. Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers or other Cisco staff can also provide you with the ID for a specific bug. The Cisco Bug Search Tool enables you to filter the bugs so that you only see those in which you are interested.

In addition to being able to search for a specific bug ID, or for all bugs in a product and release, you can filter the open and/or resolved bugs by one or more of the following criteria:

  • Last modified date

  • Status, such as fixed (resolved) or open

  • Severity

  • Support cases

You can save searches that you perform frequently. You can also bookmark the URL for a search and email the URL for those search results.

Using the Cisco Bug Search Tool

For more information about how to use the Cisco Bug Search Tool, including how to set email alerts for bugs and to save bugs and searches, see Bug Search Tool Help and FAQ.

Before You Begin

You must have a Cisco.com account to log in and access the Cisco Bug Search Tool. If you do not have one, you can register for an account.

Procedure


Step 1

In your browser, navigate to the Cisco Bug Search Tool.

Step 2

If you are redirected to a Log In page, enter your registered Cisco.com username and password and then, click Log In.

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 software release, do the following:

  1. In the Product field, choose Series/Model from the drop-down list and then enter the product name in the text field. If you begin to type the product name, the Cisco Bug Search Tool provides you with a drop-down list of the top ten matches. If you do not see this product listed, continue typing to narrow the search results.

  2. In the Releases field, enter the release for which you want to see bugs.

    The Cisco Bug Search Tool displays a preview of the results of your search below your search criteria.

Step 5

To see more content about a specific bug, you can do the following:

  • Mouse over a bug in the preview to display a pop-up with more information about that bug.

  • Click on the hyperlinked bug headline to open a page with the detailed bug information.

Step 6

To restrict the results of a search, choose from one or more of the following filters:

Filter

Description

Modified Date

A predefined date range, such as last week or last six months.

Status

A specific type of bug, such as open or fixed.

Severity

The bug severity level as defined by Cisco. For definitions of the bug severity levels, see Bug Search Tool Help and FAQ.

Rating

The rating assigned to the bug by users of the Cisco Bug Search Tool.

Support Cases

Whether a support case has been opened or not.

Your search results update when you choose a filter.


Open Caveats in Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 3.10.1

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvm97077

Deployment On NFS Share Failed

CSCvn17747

nfvis 3.10.0-13 cause i2c_designware AMD0010:00: controller timed out

CSCvn32791

default-gateway is not set when wan2-br DHCP is renewed

CSCvn46461

UserID shows "Unknown" on BRIDGE_UPDATE event after NFVIS 3.10 fresh-install

CSCvn48279

Backward compatibility: PnP DNS design change between pnp agent 1.6 (NFVIS 3.9) and 1.8 (NFVIS 3.10)

CSCvn49929

NFVIS: System restore failed on multi-datastore multi-disk VM

CSCvn49929

NFVIS: System restore failed on multi-datastore multi-disk VM

CSCvn51821

NFVIS Packaging tool: global name 'xmltodict' is not defined

CSCvn52061

NFVIS: vmImportAction failed for deployment based on qcow2/vmdk image

CSCvn52061

NFVIS: vmImportAction failed for deployment based on qcow2/vmdk image

CSCvn52242

NFVIS: vmExportAction for ISO based image

CSCvn52242

NFVIS: vmExportAction for ISO based image

CSCvn54566

user create bridge or wan2-br may not show up in virsh iface-list

CSCvn57056

Some show bridge-settings subcommands are broken

CSCvn57994

Inconsistent behavior after factory-default-reset all observed on UCSC sometimes

CSCvn59965

Sometimes wan-br dhcp is disabled after clean installation when IPv6 offer is true

CSCvn60216

Application error for factory-default-reset on upgraded systems (3.5-> ... -> 3.10)

CSCvn61770

Cannot login with NFVIS new BIOS password changed

CSCvn62038

kvm : ERROR: Class:0; Subclass:50000; Operation: 1009

CSCvn66077

[hostname]ENCS hostname can not start with numeric anymore after 3.9.2/3.10.1

CSCvn66224

Login without change password when DHCP fresh install NFVIS sometimes, when doing "no" and "yes"

CSCvn67758

Error: Python cb_action error. system call failed (24): Bad file descriptor

CSCvn69411

NFVIS Packaging - nfvpt.py does not mount the bootstrap image in root location

CSCvn71548

ISRv does not recognize NIM after boot up on ENCS5400

CSCvn74856

Packet Capture does not work for DPDK ports

Resolved and Closed Bugs in NFVIS Release 3.10.2

The following table lists the resolved and closed bugs in NFVIS 3.10.2 release.

Bug ID

Summary

CSCvn71665

OIB:secure-overlay single-ip failover when vEdge is up

CSCvo00870

Add VLAN strip enable disable opcode 28 and 28 to the i40e driver

CSCvo02127

Subsystem stopped with 3.10.1-FC4 image

CSCvo05527

Upgrade from 3.10.1 to a newer version failed due to exception for UCSE/UCSC/CSP

Resolved and Closed Bugs in NFVIS Release 3.10.3

The following table lists the resolved and closed bugs in NFVIS 3.10.3 release.

Bug ID

Summary

CSCvn79261

NFVIS 3.10.1: After upgrade, user unable to login via NFVIS CLI via console

CSCvo15676

Setting source-interface as wan IP address fails for 3.10 device - Backward incompatible change

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