Command Reference vA5(1.0) and earlier, Cisco ACE Application Control Engine
VM Configuration Mode Commands
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VM Configuration Mode Commands

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VM Configuration Mode Commands

(config-vm) credentials

(config-vm) url


VM Configuration Mode Commands

The VM configuration commands allow you to create a VM controller (VMware vCenter Server) and configure its attributes on the ACE for the dynamic workload scaling (DWS) feature. The ACE uses the VM controller to obtain load information about the local virtual machines (VMs). To configure a VM controller, use the vm-controller command. The CLI prompt changes to (config-vm). For information about the commands in VM configuration mode, see the commands in this section.

Use the no form of this command to remove the VM controller from the configuration.

vm-controller name

no vm-controller name

Syntax Description

name

Name of an existing VM controller (vCenter) that the ACE queries for VM load information. Enter an unquoted text string with no spaces and a maximum of 64 alphanumeric characters.


Command Modes

Configuration mode

Admin context only

Command History

ACE Module/Appliance Release
Modification

A4(2.0)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

All commands in this mode require the Admin user role. For details about role-based access control (RBAC) and user roles, see the Virtualization Guide, Cisco ACE Application Control Engine.

Examples

To configure a VM controller, enter:

host1/Admin(config)# vm-controller VCENTER1
 
   

To remove a VM controller from the configuration, enter:

host1/Admin(config)# no vm-controller VCENTER1

Related Commands

show vm-controller
(config-vm) credentials
(config-vm) url

(config-vm) credentials

To configure the credentials that the ACE uses to log in to the VM controller in a DWS configuration, use the credentials command. Use the no form of this command to remove the VM controller credentials from the ACE configuration.

credentials {username} {[encrypted] password}

no credentials {username} {[encrypted] password}

Syntax Description

username

Username that the ACE uses to access the VM controller. Enter an unquoted text string with no spaces and a maximum of 64 alphanumeric characters.

encrypted

(Optional) Specifies that the ACE encrypts the VM controller password.

password

Password that the ACE uses to access the VM controller. The password does not appear in the output of the show running-config command whether the password is encrypted or not. Enter an unquoted text string with no spaces and a maximum of 64 alphanumeric characters.


Command Modes

VM configuration mode

Admin context only

Command History

ACE Module/Appliance Release
Modification

A4(2.0)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This command requires the Admin user role. For details about role-based access control (RBAC) and user roles, see the Virtualization Guide, Cisco ACE Application Control Engine.

Examples

To configure the credentials that the ACE uses to log in to the VM controller, enter:

host1/Admin(config-vm)# credentials admin encrypted myvmpassphrase
 
   

To remove the VM controller login credentials from the ACE configuration, enter:

host1/Admin(config-vm)# no credentials admin encrypted myvmpassphrase
 
   

Related Commands

show vm-controller
(config-vm) url

(config-vm) url

To configure the URL of the VM controller (vCenter) in a DWS configuration, use the url command. Use the no form of this command to remove the URL of the local VM controller from the ACE configuration.

url string

no url string

Syntax Description

string

Specifies the host name or IP address of the local VM controller. Enter an unquoted text string with no spaces and a maximum of 255 alphanumeric characters. You must append "/sdk" at the end of the host name or IP address string.


Command Modes

VM configuration mode

Admin context only

Command History

ACE Module/Appliance Release
Modification

A4(2.0)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

This command requires the Admin user role. For details about role-based access control (RBAC) and user roles, see the Virtualization Guide, Cisco ACE Application Control Engine.

Examples

To configure the URL of the VM controller, enter:

host1/Admin(config-vm)# url https://192.168.12.15/sdk
 
   

To remove the URL of the VM controller from the ACE configuration, enter the following command:

host1/Admin(config-vm)# no url https://192.168.12.15/sdk

Related Commands

show vm-controller
(config-vm) credentials