End of Development; see release note at bottom of page
NX-OSv is a reference platform for an implementation of the Cisco Nexus operating system, based on the Nexus 7000-series platforms, running as a full virtual machine on a hypervisor.
NX-OSv supports up to 28 Gigabit Ethernet interface.
NX-OSv provides partial layer-3 control-plane and data-plane functionality. Layer-2 functionality is not supported.
This image is provided 'as-is'. There is no support for this image from Cisco's Technical Advisory center. This image is not for use in a production environment and is considered to be a simulator for the Nexus 7000-series and is not an emulator as the software data-plane does not emulate the Nexus 7000-series forwarding hardware.
The following list of features are included in the NX-OSv image:
FHRP-HSRP, GLBP, VRRP
L3 Routing Protocals
Hardware TCAM Related Features
HA-ISSU Software Upgrades
NX-OSv (Titanium) – end of development
The NX-OSv virtual machine image that has been provided with VIRL is based on the Titanium development platform, using the NXOS operating system with a hardware model based on the NEXUS 7000-series platform.
The virtual machine provides Layer-3 and management-plane features taken from the 7.x.x version of the NXOS operating system. As many of you will be aware, Layer-2 switching functionality is not present in the image.
Development efforts in the NXOS operating system, are now strongly focused on moving to the next generation NXOS as implemented today on the NEXUS 9000-series platform. To that end, Layer-2 and Layer-3 feature development is aligned toward the next generation NXOS virtual machine platform. As a result, there are no plans to deliver Layer-2 switching features on the NX-OSv (Titanium) virtual machine platform.
The first virtual machine platform using the next generation NXOS operating system will be NXOSv9000, which is expected to be available on VIRL in late 2016.