Cisco vPath Ecosystem, Release 2.5.1a
Enable Cisco vPath
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Enable Cisco vPath

Enable Cisco vPath

This chapter contains the following sections:

Enabling Cisco vPath

To enable vPath, see the Cisco vPath and vServices Reference Guide for VMware vSphere at the following location:

Cisco vPath and vServices Reference Guide for VMware vSphere

The following example displays how to configure Cisco VSG and Citrix NetScaler 1000V by defining services nodes, creating a service path, adding service nodes in the path, and enabling this service path in a port-profile. Similarly, you can add other service nodes in the service chain.

Procedure
    Step 1   Login to your Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM console.
    Step 2   Define the vService node in the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM.
    switch# configuration terminal
    switch(config)# vservice node <VSG-node-name> type vsg
    switch(config-vservice-node)# ip address <VSG Data IP>
    switch(config-vservice-node)# adjacency l3
    switch(config-vservice-node)# fail-mode close
    switch(config-vservice-node)# end
    switch#
    
    switch# configuration terminal
    switch(config)# vservice node <VPX-node-name> type adc
    switch(config-vservice-node)# ip address <Data IP>
    switch(config-vservice-node)# adjacency l3
    switch(config-vservice-node)# fail-mode close
    switch(config-vservice-node)# end
    switch#
    Step 3   Add the nodes under the service path in a chain.
    Note   

    On the Cisco vPath Ecosystem service chain, Cisco VSG and Citrix NetScaler 1000V must be on one service path, and Cisco ASA 1000V and Cisco vWAAS must be on another service path.

    switch# configuration terminal
    switch(config)# vservice path <Chain name>
    switch(config-vservice-path)# node <VSG-node-name> profile <VSG-SP-profile-name> order <number>
    switch(config-vservice-path)# node <VPX-node-name> order <number>
    Step 4   Add the service chain to a VM port-profile that is protected by the service chain.

    Configure the service nodes in the service chain and associate the port-profile to traffic VM.

    switch# configuration terminal
    switch(config)# port-profile type vethernet <name>
    switch(config-port-prof)# vmware port-group
    switch(config-port-prof)# switchport mode access
    switch(config-port-prof)# org root/<tenant name>
    switch(config-port-prof)# switchport access vlan <VM vlan>
    switch(config-port-prof)# vservice path <Chain name>
    switch(config-port-prof)# no shutdown
    switch(config-port-prof)# state enabled
    switch# (config-vservice-node)# end
    switch#
    Step 5   Verify the nodes status.
    switch# show vservice node brief 
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Node Information
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ID Name                     Type   IP-Address      Mode   State   Module
      2 VSG                      vsg    5.5.5.30        l3     Alive   3,            
      9 ASA                      asa    60.1.1.16       v-555  Alive   3,128,
    13 WAAS                     vwaas  173.1.1.112     v-557  Alive   3,
    20 VPX                      adc    5.5.5.225       l3     Alive   3,
    
    
    switch# show vservice detail 
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       License Information
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mod  VSG-Lic-Count  ASA-Lic-Count
      3              2              2
    128              0              2
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Node Information
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Node ID:2      Name:VSG
    Type:vsg       IPAddr:5.5.5.30         Fail:close  L3
    Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
      3  Alive     --                         2
    
    Node ID:9      Name:ASA
    Type:asa       IPAddr:60.1.1.16        Fail:close  Vlan:555
    Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
      3  Alive     00:50:56:9d:4b:44          2
    128  Alive     00:50:56:9d:4b:44          2
    
    Node ID:13     Name:WAAS
    Type:vwaas     IPAddr:173.1.1.112      Fail:close  Vlan:557
    Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
      3  Alive     00:50:56:9d:7f:3c          2
    
    Node ID:20     Name:VPX
    Type:adc       IPAddr:5.5.5.225        Fail:close  L3
    Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
      3  Alive     --                         2
    

    Enabling Cisco vPath on Cisco ASA 1000V

    Before you can enable Cisco vPath on Cisco ASA 1000V, make sure that you have launched ASDM and completed the procedure listed in the Cisco ASA 1000V Getting Stated Guide at the following location:

    Cisco ASA 1000V Getting Started Guide

    To enable Cisco vPath on Cisco ASA 1000V, complete the steps listed in the Cisco ASA 1000V Getting Stated Guide at the following location:

    Cisco ASA 1000V Getting Started Guide


    Note


    If the Citrix NetScaler 1000V and the Cisco ASA 1000V are in the same service chain, the Citrix NetScaler 1000V must be a VM.


    Enabling Cisco vPath on Cisco vWAAS

    vPath interception is used in the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch for Cisco vWAAS deployment in the data center. To enable vPath for Cisco vWAAS, complete the steps in the Cisco Wide Area Application Services vWAAS Installation and Configuration Guide at the following location:

    Enabling vPath on vWAAS