Published On: August 6ᵗʰ, 2019 02:07

Release Notes for Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software, Release 3.8.x


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Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software (Cisco Enterprise NFVIS) is a Linux-based infrastructure software designed to help service providers and enterprises dynamically deploy virtualized network functions, such as a virtual router, firewall, and WAN acceleration, on a supported Cisco device. There is no need to add a physical device for every network function, and you can use automated provisioning and centralized management to eliminate costly truck rolls.

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

Cisco ENFV Solution Overview

Cisco ENFV solution helps you convert your critical network functions into software, making it possible to deploy network services in minutes across dispersed locations. 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:

  • 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.


Software Upgrade

The Cisco Enterprise NFVIS upgrade image is available as a .nfvispkg file. Currently, downgrade is not supported.

For more details on the software upgrade, see the Upgrading Cisco Enterprise NFVIS section in the Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software Configuration Guide.


Note


NFVIS 3.8.1 supports upgrade from NFVIS 3.7.1-FC2.



Note


NFVIS 3.8.1 supports auto-upgrade of CIMC and BIOS for the ENCS5400 platform: After NFVIS 3.8.1 is clean installed or upgraded from version 3.7.1, it will automatically upgrade CIMC to version 3.2.4 and BIOS to version 2.5 for ENCS5400 platform.

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

2.5

CIMC

3.2.4

WAN Port Driver

1.63, 0x80000e2f

LAN Port Driver

5.04 0x800027d4

ENCS 5104

BIOS

V010

MCU

1.1

WAN Port Driver

5.2.18-k/1.63, 0x80000f76

UCS-E160S-M3/K9

BIOS

2.5

CIMC

3.2.4

UCS-E140S-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSES.1.5.0.7

CIMC

3.2.4

UCS-E160D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED.2.5.0.5

CIMC

3.2.4

UCS-E180D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED.2.5.0.5

CIMC

3.2.4

UCS-E180D-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEDM3_2.5

CIMC

3.2.4

UCS-E1120D-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEDM3_2.5

CIMC

3.2.4

UCS-C220-M4

BIOS

3.0.3a

CIMC

3.0(3c)

CSP-2100-X1

BIOS

3.0.3a

CIMC

3.0(3a)

Supported Features in Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 3.8.1

  • SNMP Trap support for switch interface status

  • MSTP Support

  • RMA support in ENCS 5400

  • CIMC access via NFVIS hostip portforwarding in ENCS 5400

  • BIOS/CIMC update from NFVIS for ENCS 5400

  • NFVIS support for deleting image while download is in progress

  • NFVIS support for restoring image download process after power outage or lost connectivity

  • PnP FQDN Support

  • Handle ISRv restart, implement host and csr-agent monitoring & restartability

  • Configurable int-management-network

  • Prioritize TACACS over local authentication

  • Process MIB memory objects support

  • Support SSH/SCP to the int management address

  • use ssh force_command to support scp only via 22222 port

  • Hostname enhancement

  • ENCS: Portal cannot select "source bridge" for Port-Forwarding

  • Support for PnP to update admin password without providing current password

Supported VMs

The following table lists supported VMs.

VM

Version

Cisco ISRv

16.06.03

Cisco ASAv

9.8.2

Cisco vWAAS

6.4.1a-b-6

Cisco NGFWv

6.2.2-81

Viptela vEdge

17.2.1

ThousandEyes

1.27.4

Fortinet

5.6.2

PaloAlto

PAN-OS 8.0.5


Note


Windows and Linux VMs are also supported.


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 & 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 & 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 3.8.1

Identifier

Description

CSCvf56170

ENCS5104: call trace during reboot

CSCvg21488

ENCS: ISRv fails to come up due to IFLA_VF_INFO in netlink response error after system reboot

CSCvg35963

WAN interface does not come up randomly (peer side in err-disabled mode)

CSCvg37347

SPAN: Incorrect packets statistics for vlan-vlan and vlan-vnic cases

CSCvg64844

Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

CSCvg74770

UCSE/UCSC/ENCS installation failures due to "Pane is dead" issue

CSCvg79128

ENCS5400 MGMT link state is not retained after NFVIS reboot

CSCvh22487

CSP: Factory-default-reset results in application error for NFVIS RPM upgrade case

CSCvh70527

Audit information should be cleared after factory-default-reset all and manufacturing

CSCvh89540

show platform agent-stats config with all options but output only shows info for 1st option in CLI

CSCvh91523

kvm failure with single ip access for CIMC via NFVIS portforwarding

CSCvh97384

remote http download unified vWAAS image becomes ERROR after NFVIS reboots

CSCvi02028

ENCS5400 Unable to power on server after upgrade CIMC then power outage

CSCvi45062

Getting "Internal error: Restarting CLI..." after NFVIS reboot sometimes

CSCvi57135

ENCS5100: show nfv_mode shows Error. Mode cannot be found

CSCvi58773

nfvis portal does not accept FQDN name in format of "173-36-197-104.cisco.com"

CSCvi66766

configuration database is locked

CSCvi69344

Error messages seen during server reboot with BIOS 2.5

CSCvi71536

Subsystem sysHealthChk stopped/started occurs ; traceback @ provider.py observed in nfvis_config.log

CSCvi80296

SELinux:failure in sel_netport_sid_slow(), unable determine network port label in 3.8.1RC1 install

CSCvi81021

OIB: ENCS5400: need to show message to user if the upgrade process needs to upgrade BIOS/CIM

CSCvi81143

Incorrect NFVIS platform version (3.7.1) shown in /var/log/pnp/pnp.log on unit with 3.8.1-RC1 image

CSCvi84887

3 NFVIS reboots observed during 3.7-3.8 rpm-upgrade with CIMC/BIOS auto-upgrade on ENCS5400 platform

CSCvi86481

vWAAS image remains in IMAGE_CREATING_STATE for hours after https download resume from NFVIS reboot

CSCvi90484

it takes ~30 sec to delete https-downloading vWAAS and WinISO images while image-dowload in progress

CSCvi91715

microcode: CPU0 sig=0x50663, pf=0x10, revision=0x700000c after upgrade package applied

CSCvi92062

Portal VM deploy fail w/ ACTIVE https-download VMDK,qcow2:Cant read property backingVol of undefined

CSCvi94263

ENCS5104 upgrade intermittently cause MCU error

CSCvi94332

SUDI failure due to os2bmc DOWN intermittently after fresh install 3.8.1

CSCvi94357

rbac Not OK after traffic stopped resulting in no portal access

CSCvi94379

multicast traffic degradation with 3.8RC2

CSCvj01113

traceback observed during upgrade

CSCvj03184

systemd-journald[571]: File /var/log/journal/b3fb/user-1000.journal corrupted or uncleanly shut down

CSCvj07612

ENCS5104 portforwarg disable

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