Published On: August 6ᵗʰ, 2019 02:09

Release Notes for Cisco Enterprise Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Software, Release 3.6.x

About Cisco Enterprise NFVIS


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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 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

The following are the only supported programs and platforms for Cisco ENFV and any other program or platform will not be supported.

Supported Programs

The following table lists only the supported programs for Cisco ENFV

Programs

Release Version

Cisco Enterprise NFVIS

3.6.1-FC3

Cisco ESA

1.0.78

Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM)

1.5.0.1368 + pnp-app-1.5.1.35

Cisco Prime Infrastructure Software

3.2.0.0.258

Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) vBranch Core Function Pack

1.0.2

The Cisco ENCS 5000 Series and UCS E-Series platforms ship with multiple firmware binaries that are inter-dependent on the corresponding NFVIS 3.5 and 3.6 releases. When these platforms are ordered, Cisco ships them with the right combination of software. Special care must be taken while upgrading from NFVIS 3.5.x to 3.6.x.

Please be aware of the following BIOS restrictions:
  • NFVIS 3.6.1 supports all ENCS5400 BIOS versions from 1.2 through 2.3.

  • Version 2.3 is required if you are using a hardware RAID card.

  • Note that version 2.3 is not compatible with NFVIS 3.5.1. Upgrading to this BIOS on a system running NFVIS 3.5.1 may cause the install to fail and require reinstallation after downgrading the BIOS.

  • To upgrade your ENCS5400 BIOS to 2.3, ensure you upgrade NFVIS to 3.6.1 or later first, before upgrading the BIOS.

  • Please refer to the Supported Platforms and Firmware section of the Release Notes (link) and ensure your platform has the supported BIOS, CIMC, and other firmware versions applied.


Note

If a newer HUU is applied on older NFVIS versions, the system may not boot up. To recover from this situation, downgrade the BIOS to the older version, or reinstall NFVIS. The latter will result in user data loss.


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

2.3

CIMC

3.1.5

WAN Port Driver

1.63, 0x80000e2f

LAN Port Driver

5.04 0x800027d4 1.1256.0

UCS-E160S-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEM3_2.3

CIMC

3.1.4

HUU

3.1.4

UCS-E140S-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSES.1.5.0.6

CIMC

3.1.4

HUU

3.1.4

UCS-E160D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED.2.5.0.4

CIMC

3.1.4

HUU

3.1.4

UCS-E180D-M2/K9

BIOS

UCSED.2.5.0.4

CIMC

3.1.4

HUU

3.1.4

UCS-E180D-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEDM3_2.3

CIMC

3.2.1

UCS-E1120D-M3/K9

BIOS

UCSEDM3_2.3

CIMC

3.2.1

UCS-C220-M4

HUU

2.0(10b)

Supported Features in Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 3.6.1

  • Syslog Support

  • SNMP Support

  • RADIUS Support

  • Switch Portal Support

  • VM Image Packaging

  • Secondary IP and Source Interface

  • SCP CLI command to allow SCP to and from intdatastore, extdatastore, and USB

  • Hardware RAID for ENCS 5400

  • Hot add vnic on the fly

New hardware platforms supported:

  • UCS-E180D-M3/K9

  • UCS-E1120D-M3/K9

Supported Cisco VMs

The following table lists supported Cisco VMs.


Note

Third party VMs and Windows and Linux operating systems are also supported.


VM

Version

Cisco ISRv

16.06.01

Cisco ASAv

961

Cisco vWAAS

6.2.3d-b-33

Cisco NGFWv

6.2.0-362

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.

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Using the Cisco Bug Search Tool

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Open Caveats in Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 3.6.1

Identifier

Description

CSCvc76820

T1/E1 NIM reboot on multicast traffic.

CSCvc98118

ENCS: Traffic fails when EVC is configured on IGBVF interface.

CSCve26607 ENCS: ISRv Deployment fails due to IFLA_VF_INFO in netlink response error again
CSCvb11894

ENCS: HDD fault LED is ON

CSCvd49343

Get deployments API return partial data after 30 seconds after delete VM

CSCve07179

After asav vm restart, it can not ping peer.

CSCve84852 Unable to specify exact upgrade package to be registered when multiple scp'ed packages exist
CSCve97178

SNMP SysOID Description for ENCS is incorrect

CSCvf25430

NFVIS: SRIOV network name and IP address shown incorrectly in "show vm_lifecycle .." CLI

CSCvf50314

VM Type Other and Version string not show after ISRv image registered active with TAR.GZ extension

CSCvf53263

Portal: Deployments with networks and VMs can cause REST Error for the VMs

CSCva50907

ENCS:Untagged Traffic fails when Subinterface is on the same intf

CSCvd09013

SPAN: Out-port and in-port are missing in show system mirrors after NFVIS reboot

CSCvd92441

vWAAS VM remains on Ext-HDD after NFVIS fresh-installation if vWAAS not undeployed before install

CSCvf41875

ENCS does not work properly when M.2 is moved from one ENCS to another ENCS

CSCvf56307

NFVIS: Application Communication failure with WAN DHCP Renew API

CSCvf38502

No SN info shows up in ENCS-MRAID card

CSCvf63269

After on the vnic edit on the fly changes - LAN-SRIOV sub interface ping fails after Reboot of ISRv

CSCvf53023

NFVIS: HOT ADD two vnic's on ISRv at the same time fails to add one interface.

CSCvf60826

ISRv VM shows VM_MONITOR_UNSET_STATE when tried to add Vnics on the fly.

CSCve87966

ENCS: Missing network information in deployment operational data

CSCve92084

ENCS: Could not modify ISRv SRIOV interface back and forth in same physical interface

CSCvf62427

Notification info is remained after "factory-default-reset manufacturing/all"

CSCvf63553

$$TS: lose communication with switch_daemon due to "no callpoint"

CSCvg00670

ENCS: NIM is not recognized by ISRv after nfvis reboot intermittently

Open Caveats in Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 3.6.2

Identifier

Description

CSCva50907

ENCS:Untagged Traffic fails when Subinterface is on the same intf

CSCvb11894

ENCS: HDD fault LED is ON

CSCvc76820

T1/E1 NIM reboot on multicast traffic.

CSCvc98118

ENCS: Traffic fails when EVC is configured on IGBVF interface.

CSCvd09013

SPAN: Out-port and in-port are missing in show system mirrors after NFVIS reboot

CSCvd49343

Get deployments API return partial data after 30 seconds after delete VM

CSCvd92441

vWAAS VM remains on Ext-HDD after NFVIS fresh-installation if vWAAS not undeployed before install

CSCve07179

After asav vm restart, it can not ping peer.

CSCve16389

ENCS5104: Incorrect SFP LED behaviors

CSCve26607 ENCS: ISRv Deployment fails due to IFLA_VF_INFO in netlink response error again
CSCve84852 Unable to specify exact upgrade package to be registered when multiple scp'ed packages exist

CSCve87966

ENCS: Missing network information in deployment operational data

CSCve92084

ENCS: Could not modify ISRv SRIOV interface back and forth in same physical interface

CSCve97178

SNMP SysOID Description for ENCS is incorrect

CSCvf18544

ENCS5104: M.2 slot LED is off

CSCvf25430

NFVIS: SRIOV network name and IP address shown incorrectly in "show vm_lifecycle .." CLI

CSCvf38502

No SN info shows up in ENCS-MRAID card

CSCvf41875

ENCS does not work properly when M.2 is moved from one ENCS to another ENCS

CSCvf50314

VM Type Other and Version string not show after ISRv image registered active with TAR.GZ extension

CSCvf53023

NFVIS: HOT ADD two vnic's on ISRv at the same time fails to add one interface.

CSCvf53263

Portal: Deployments with networks and VMs can cause REST Error for the VMs

CSCvf56170

ENCS5104: call trace during reboot

CSCvf56307

NFVIS: Application Communication failure with WAN DHCP Renew API

CSCvf60826

ISRv VM shows VM_MONITOR_UNSET_STATE when tried to add Vnics on the fly.

CSCvf62178

OIB: modify boot menu to be more user friendly/readable

CSCvf62427

Notification info is remained after "factory-default-reset manufacturing/all"

CSCvf63269

After on the vnic edit on the fly changes - LAN-SRIOV sub interface ping fails after Reboot of ISRv

CSCvf63553

$$TS: lose communication with switch_daemon due to "no callpoint"

CSCvg00641

Portal: Notifications for create network can sometimes take a long time to generate > 10 seconds

CSCvg00670

ENCS: NIM is not recognized by ISRv after nfvis reboot intermittently

CSCvg02216

ENCS5104-400/K9: CRITICAL (>80% full) disk-usage issue for vWAAS-200

Open Caveats in Cisco Enterprise NFVIS Release 3.6.3

Identifier

Description

CSCve76776

Need to expose more libvirt options to vm packaging

CSCvg16037

Unable to ssh from nfvis shell to ISRv - Host key verification failed and can not clear key

CSCvg31207

Cherry picked changes from master branch to esc-lite_FC2

CSCvg31301

Cherry Pick of CLI changed from master to NFVIS-3.6.1-throttle

CSCvg71460

reverting CSCve76776 just for BT

CSCvg71556

Configure vnic/vnet txqueuelen to 4000

CSCvg73466

Emulator Pin not enabled after NFVIS upgrade 3.6.1 FC3 to 3.6.1-984

CSCvh70392

Portal not coming up. vbmd NOT OK

CSCvh79756

cannot build nfvis

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