TSN is a collection of non-proprietary standards, so our controllers should work with any switch that supports TSN.
It looks like Cisco just put out an End-Of-Life notification for the IE-4000 series.
Does Cisco sell any other network switch that supports 802.1as? If not, then maybe 1588 is the only option...
that is NOT an End of Life Notice on Cisco IE4000. there are no plans to EOL or EOS the Cisco IE4000.
Please read the notice carefully.
its an end of life notice for IOx support on IE4000. IOx is an application hosting operating system extension that is optionally installed on IE4000's.
IOx and TSN support have nothing to do with each other. they are completely separate features on the same product.
Thanks, Albert. It is my understanding that the IOx software is the firmware for the switch. So even if the switch is not EOL, if the software for it is EOL, then our security requirements would deem the switch EOL (not getting security patches anymore, etc.). Does Cisco make any other switches that support 802.1AS?
while they look the same, IOX is not the same as IOS.
IOS is operating system used by most Cisco Routers, Switches, Access points, ...
IOx is the application hosting operating system that is co-hosted on some Cisco products. its a separate operating system that has to be installed on different CPU cores on the Cisco products. when IOX is installed, IOX runs in parallel with IOS.
because IOx is a separate SW image, IOX can be EOS and EOL'd and not impact IOS.
repeat IOS for IE4000 is not going EOS.
you're scaring me dude.
Apologies for the scare, but we are just trying to get a grasp on the state of that switch since it appears to be the only Cisco switch to support 802.1AS.
Is there going to be an IOS update bringing the IE4000 firmware up to 15.6 to allow for self-assigned certificates without a work around? As it stands now, the existing IOS version is out of compliance as of Jan 1, 2020 as certificates can't be made per CISCO bulletins. This prevents HTTPS from working and is a requirement per security guidance.
Certificate issue resolution is available in 15.2(7)E2 on cisco.com
other Cisco Switching families supporting 802.1AS
check data sheets for each product. not all products within a give family support PTP.
Albert, you are the man. That software version worked like a charm. And thank you for the list of Cisco switches, we actually use the C9300 series already so that would work great for us.