Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

Announcing Cisco Prime Network Services Controller


We are excited to introduce Cisco Prime Network Services Controller to our customers – the next generation of Cisco Virtual Network Management Center that dramatically expands network management capabilities to hybrid clouds.

Cisco Prime Network Services Controller is the next-generation network management platform for network management of security policies. The Network Services Controller is now also capable of managing and provisioning network infrastructure, security policies, and can enable hybrid clouds through secure workload migration from private clouds to public clouds.

In the last few quarters, we have been busy developing important product features for the Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, resulting in the next-generation network management software, the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller.

Cisco Prime Network Services Controller is now part of the Prime portfolio, an entire portfolio of solutions designed to unify data center management software at Cisco. The Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group (CSMTG) has decided to move each of its software products to Cisco Prime in a phased approach over time. This is not only a name change– the engineering requirements for moving Cisco Prime include a consistent technology stack, and consistent usability across products through a common user interface experience. This also encompasses new efforts to expand the application of Cisco Prime Network Services Controller across multiple domains and architectures.


The latest version, 3.0, will be available as of late June. We are introducing new capabilities under this new name to reflect the solution’s ability to manage additional network infrastructure and resources. We will continue to make the product available with Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch series, Cisco Virtual Security Gateway firewall, and Cisco ASA 1000V series.

As part of an effort to bring advanced functionality to the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller, version 3.0 will introduce exciting new features such as:

·          An Updated User Interface

·          Hybrid Cloud Management, “InterCloud”

·          VM mobility

·          Multi-Hypervisor Support

·          Lifecycle Management

·          System Administration

·          License Management

·          Monitoring Capabilities

·          Reporting Capabilities

·          Scalability Improvements

This is just a preview of new developments for Cisco Prime Network Services Controller, and will follow up with additional updates later in the year.

If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ. You can also contact

To learn more about the product, please visit:

To download the latest software, please visit the new Cisco Prime Network Services Controller software download page:

For Technical documentation, including product release information and release guides, please visit here:

Thank you,

Cloud & Systems Management Technology Group
Cisco Systems, Inc.

CreatePlease login to create content