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LISP News Update: 19 April 2014 New!

LISP at Cisco Live US 2014

Cisco Live US is coming up quickly - it's early this year! (18-22 May)

The LISP Team is preparing new material for our sessions. The notable LISP sessions are listed [HERE]
If you're planning to attend Cisco Live, be sure to stop by and see us! We really like diving into customer networks
and creating solutions and developing new ideas. Be sure to schedule an "MTE" if you can, or hit us up on site.
(As usual, there will be time for "after session" work in the great city of San Francisco!)
See you in San Francisco!



Previous LISP News Updates:



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LISP News Update: 27 November 2013

NEW IOS and IOS-XE ENGINEERING BUILDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Posted 27 November 2013 from the Cisco LISP Team!!!

Introducing IOS 15.3(3)XB12 / IOS-XE 15.3(3)S1xb (3.10.01xb.S) with exciting NEW LISP Features!


Adding functionality and improving operational simplicity continue to be our goal with each LISP release.
This latest IOS/IOS-XE release includes several new features and enhancements that continue
to support this goal. In this release, we have included:


1. LISP Disjointed RLOC Support
When the LISP Disjointed RLOC feature is deployed, LISP sites connected to different RLOC spaces for which
no direct reachability exists are able to communicate with each other. The LISP Disjointed RLOC feature automates
the handling of both LISP control plane and data plane aspects to achieve this communication. Several examples of
disjointed RLOC spaces include: IPv4 and IPv6 Internet, two (or more) MPLS VPN networks, and the Internet and
MPLS VPNs.


2. LISP Local EID Database Route Import Support
When the LISP Local EID Database Route Import feature is deployed, local EID database entires are created,
with locators, priorities, and weights, by direct redistribution from the RIB. The LISP Local EID Database Route
Import feature supports the import of static, connected, BGP, and IGP routes from the RIB. Prior to this feature,
LISP EID prefixes could only be added through static configuration. This feature is useful, for example, on LISP
ETRs to automate the provisioning of LISP EID space.


3. LISP Local Map-Cache Route Import Enhancements
When the LISP Local Map-Cache Route Import feature is deployed, local map-cache entires with the action
'send-map-request' are created by direct redistribution from the RIB. The LISP Local Map-Cache Route Import
feature supports the import of static, connected, BGP, and IGP routes from the RIB. Prior to this enhancement,
only import static and BGP RIB entries could be imported as map-cache (send-map-request) entries. This feature
is useful, for example, on LISP PITRs where it would be used in conjunction with the LISP Map-Server Route
Installation From Site Registration feature.


4. LISP Map-Server Route Installation From Site Registration Support
When a LISP site registers to a Map-Server, the Map-Server can automatically inject the registered EID prefix(es)
into the local RIB. Once in the RIB, these EID prefixes can be redistributed into other routing protocols for
desired use. It is possible to manipulate the administrative distance of the routes inserted by LISP. This feature
is useful, for example, when used in conjunction with the LISP Local Map-Cache Route Import feature for automating
the import of LISP EID prefixes into the LISP map-cache on a LISP PITR.


5. LISP Integrated MS/PITR Map Cache Population From Site Registration Support
When a LISP site registers to a device that is operating concurrently as a LISP Map-Server and as a LISP Proxy
Ingress Tunnel Router (PITR), the Map-Server can automatically create local map-cache entires with the action
'send-map-request' on the PITR. This simplifies the configuration and operational management of the PITR.

To download these NEW LISP images, click on the software links below.

Cisco IOS Release 15.3(3)XB12 Engineering Build
To download Cisco IOS Release 15.3(3)XB12, click
[HERE] New! (Posted 27 November 2013)

Cisco IOS-XE Release 15.3(3)S1xb (3.10.01xb.S) Engineering Build
To download Cisco IOS-XE Release 15.3(3)S1xb (3.10.01xb.S), click
[HERE] New! (Posted 27 November 2013)



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LISP News Update: 25 July 2013

NEW IOS, IOS-XE, and NX-OS ENGINEERING BUILDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Posted 25 July 2013 from the Cisco LISP Team!!!

Introducing LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Multi-Hop Host Mobility Support (NEW!!)


LISP has long included support for host mobility (ESM and ASM). Additional architectural flexibility was
requested so that the "first hop router" (i.e. where the host lands when it moves, and the "site gateway router"
(i.e. the connection to the core network) can be separated (with other Layer 3 hops in between). However, when
LISP ESM Multi-Hop Host mobility is deployed, an IP host (virtual or physical) can to migrate (move) between
data centers (or LISP sites) when the subnet or VLAN to which the host migrates is not directly connected to the
site LISP xTR. To download the "brief" LISP ESM Multi-hop Host Mobility Configuration Guide, click:[HERE]

To download LISP images, click on the software links below.

Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)XB11 Engineering Build NOW AVAILABLE
To download Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)XB11, click
[HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)

Cisco IOS-XE Release XE3.9.0xa.S Engineering Build NOW AVAILABLE
To download Cisco IOS-XE Release XE3.9.0xa.S, click
[HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)

Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-44) NOW AVAILABLE
To view Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-44) Bug Fixes and Changes, click [HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)
To download Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-44), click [HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)


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LISP News Update: 22 May 2013

NEW Catalyst 6500 and ASR9K IOS-XR LISP RELEASES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Posted 22 May 2013 from the Cisco LISP Team!!!

Introducing LISP for Catalyst 6500 and ASR9000(NEW!!)


Catalyst 6500 support is for xTR, PxTR, and MS/MR, and for shared and parallel model virtualization.
Locator space is restricted to IPv4 only (no encapsulation into IPv6 outer headers).
This is a "first release" and we recommend using this release for testing and PoC demonstrations.
Production-capable releases will follow (as well as additional LISP feature support.) Also note
any hardware requirements for Supervisor and Line Cards for supporting LISP.
To download Cisco IOS Release 15.1(1)SY1 for Cat6K, click
[HERE]

ASR 9000 support is for xTR and PxTR only, and for shared and parallel model virtualization.
Locator space is restricted to IPv4 only (no encapsulation into IPv6 outer headers).
This is a "first release" and we recommend using this release for testing and PoC demonstrations.
Production-capable releases will follow (as well as additional LISP feature support.) Also note
any hardware requirements for Supervisor and Line Cards for supporting LISP.
To download Cisco IOS-XR Release XR 4.3.1 for ASR9000, click
[HERE]


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LISP News Update: 19 April 2013

NEW IOS, IOS-XE, and NX-OS ENGINEERING BUILDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Posted 19 April 2013 from the Cisco LISP Team!!!

Introducing LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Multi-Hop Host Mobility Support (NEW!!)


LISP has long included support for host mobility (ESM and ASM). Additional architectural flexibility was
requested so that the "first hop router" (i.e. where the host lands when it moves, and the "site gateway router"
(i.e. the connection to the core network) can be separated (with other Layer 3 hops in between). However, when
LISP ESM Multi-Hop Host mobility is deployed, an IP host (virtual or physical) can to migrate (move) between
data centers (or LISP sites) when the subnet or VLAN to which the host migrates is not directly connected to the
site LISP xTR. To download the "brief" LISP ESM Multi-hop Host Mobility Configuration Guide, click: [HERE]

To download LISP images, click on the software links below.

Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)XB11 Engineering Build NOW AVAILABLE
To download Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)XB11, click
[HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)

Cisco IOS-XE Release XE3.9.0xa.S Engineering Build NOW AVAILABLE
To download Cisco IOS-XE Release XE3.9.0xa.S, click
[HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)

Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-44) NOW AVAILABLE
To view Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-44) Bug Fixes and Changes, click [HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)
To download Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-44), click [HERE](Posted 19 April 2013)


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LISP News Update: 30 November 2012

NEW GETVPN+LISP Configuration Guide NOW AVAILABLE

The inherent properties of LISP that support multi-homing, virtualization, and host/VM mobility for both
IPv4 and IPv6 address families make it an ideal architecture for creating highly efficient, AF-agnostic,
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Existing IOS encryption support provided by the IPsec and GETVPN
features can be used directly with LISP to build encrypted VPNs. The following documents provide detailed
configuration guidance for the application of GETVPN to LISP EIDs. Both a config guide and a Lab Guide
(useful for hands-on learning and experimentation) are provided below.


To download the GETVPN+LISP Configuration Guide, click:[HERE]
To download the GETVPN+LISP Lab Guide, click:[HERE]


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LISP News Update: 09 November 2012

NEW IOS, IOS-XE, and NX-OS ENGINEERING BUILDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Posted 09 November 2012 from the Cisco LISP Team!!!


Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)XB10 Engineering Build(Posted 09 November 2012)
This release includes:
1. LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Mobility Support (first time!!). Enables an IP host
(virtual or physical) to migrate (move) between data centers where the subnet or VLAN is
extended between these data centers using OTV or other L2 extension mechanisms
2. SHA2 support. Allows Map-Register and Map-Notify messages to and from a map-server and ETR to use the
SHA-256-128 HMAC algorithm.

To download Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)XB10, click
[HERE]


Cisco IOS-XE Release XE3.7xb Engineering Build (aka 15.2(4)Sxb)(Posted 09 November 2012)
This release includes:
1. LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Mobility Support (first time!!). Enables an IP host
(virtual or physical) to migrate (move) between data centers where the subnet or VLAN is
extended between these data centers using OTV or other L2 extension mechanisms
2. SHA2 support. Allows Map-Register and Map-Notify messages to and from a map-server and ETR to use the
SHA-256-128 HMAC algorithm.

To download Cisco IOS-XE Release XE3.7xa, click
[HERE]


Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-38)(Posted 07 November 2012)
This new release includes the following features:
1. SHA2 support. Allows Map-Register and Map-Notify messages to and from a map-server and ETR to use the
SHA-256-128 HMAC algorithm.
2. LISP-Multicast. Allows source multicast sites and receiver multicast sites to send and receive multicast packets
over a unicast RLOC core.
3. Multi-hop support for VM-mobility. Provides redistribution into IGP of auto-discovered dyn-EIDs, and for xTRs
to redistribute moved-away state into the IGP.
4. Map-Server and ETR Merge support. Permits a LISP site with multipe ETRs to send a Map-Register message
with its own loctors, and then be informed via a Map-Notify message of the locators for the same EID-prefixes
for all ETRs at this same LISP Site.
5. LISP-ELP support. allows (typically) an MS or ETR (or a third-party) to register an ELP which tells an ITR
what the explicit path that an EID takes. The specified intermediate nodes are LISP re-encapsulating tunnel
routers (RTRs), where each RTR is responsible for decapsulating, and then re-encapsulating the packet to the
next hop in along the path.

To download Cisco NX-­OS Release 5.2(4.lisp-r8-38), click
[HERE]


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LISP News Update: 16 April 2012

NEW IOS and NX-OS Virtualization/VPN Configurtion Guides ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Posted 16 April 2012 from the Cisco LISP Team!!!


Cisco IOS and NX-OS Virtualization/VPN Configurtion Guides(Posted 16 April 2012)

These new configuration guides provide example LISP Shared Model and Parallel Model architectures and configurations.

To download these new configuration guides, click
[HERE]


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As always, the Cisco LISP Team is working rapidly to add features and functionality to LISP,
and to enable this breakthrough technology in appropriate platforms. Check back often for
updates and the latest news!


Mail to: lisp-support@cisco.com [lisp-support@cisco.com]