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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What are the minimum recommended Cisco NX-OS Releases for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches?


Cisco recommends that customers with new Cisco Nexus 7000 Series deployments choose from the following minimum recommended releases:

• Within the NX-OS Release 5 train, the Cisco Nexus 7000 engineering team recommends running the latest NX-OS Release 5.2 software.

• Within the NX-OS Release 6 train, the Cisco Nexus 7000 engineering team recommends running the latest NX-OS Release 6.0 software.

Cisco recommends that customers with existing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series deployments upgrade to the following minimum recommended releases:

• Within the NX-OS Release 4 train:

–The most recent Cisco NX-OS Release 4.2 software is the recommended release for general features and functions.

–Cisco NX-OS Release 4.2(6) is the minimum recommended release for general features and functions.

• Within the NX-OS Release 5 train:

–The most recent Cisco NX-OS Release 5.2 software is the recommended release for general features and functions.

–Cisco NX-OS Release 5.1(5) is the minimum recommended release. However, future upgrades from Release 5.1(5) will be to the long-lived Release 5.2 train. Cisco strongly recommends that customers begin qualification of Release 5.2.

–For customers currently running Release 5.2 software, the minimum recommended software is 5.2(3a).

–For customers who have deployed OTV or FabricPath, the minimum recommended software is Release 5.2(3a).

• Within the NX-OS Release 6 train, Cisco NX-OS Release 6.0(2) is the minimum recommended release for customers requiring the hardware or software features introduced in the 6.x train.


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