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Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

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Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

vSphere CLI Software Version Compatibility

Server Compatibility

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Release Compatibility

Host Software Version Compatibility

Identifying the ESX/ESXi Platform Build Number

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)


Published: November 27, 2012 

This document provides the following compatibility information for the Cisco Nexus 1000V:

vSphere CLI Software Version Compatibility

Server Compatibility

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Release Compatibility

Host Software Version Compatibility

Identifying the ESX/ESXi Platform Build Number

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

vSphere CLI Software Version Compatibility

You can use the following minimum versions of vSphere CLI software to install the VEM software:

vCLI—VMware-vSphere-CLI-4.0.0-161974.exe

http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vcli/

vMA—vMA-4.0.0-161993.zip

http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vima/

Server Compatibility

The servers running the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM must be in the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). This is a requirement for running the ESX 4.0 software, VMware vSphere 4.0 Enterprise Plus.

The Cisco Nexus 1000V is compatible with any upstream physical access layer switch that is Ethernet standard compliant, including Catalyst 6500 series switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and switches from other network vendors.

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Release Compatibility

Table 1 shows the Cisco Nexus 1000V releases that are supported by VMware release.

Table 1 VMware and Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Compatibility

VMware Software Release Supported
Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Name
4.0(4)SV1(2)
4.0(4)SV1(1)

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P-12

ESX/ESXi400-201209001

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 EP-8

ESX/ESXi400-201206001

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi400-EP-7

ESX/ESXi400-201205001

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P11

ESX/ESXi400-201203001

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 4

update-from-esx/esxi4.0-4.0_update4

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 3

ESX/ESXi upgrade from esx4.0-u1/u2 to u3

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 EP05

ESX/ESXi400-201104401-SG

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P10

ESX/ESXi400-201110401

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P09

ESX/ESXi400-201103401

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P08

ESX/ESXi400-201101401

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P07

ESX/ESXi400-201009401

Compatible1

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 2

ESX/ESXi400-201006201

Compatible1

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P06

ESX/ESXi400-201005401-SG

Compatible1

Compatible1

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P05

ESX/ESXi400-201003001

Compatible1

Compatible1

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P04

ESX/ESXi400-201002001

Compatible1

Compatible1

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P03

ESX/ESXi400-200912001

Compatible1

Compatible1

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 1

ESX/ESXi4.0.0-update01

Compatible2

Compatible1

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P02

ESX/ESXi400-VEM-200909001

Compatible2

Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 EP01

ESX/ESXi400-VEM-200907001

Compatible2

Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P01

ESX/ESXi400-VEM-200906001

Compatible2

Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 GA

Compatible2

Compatible2

1 These VIB packages need to be downloaded from cisco.com or the VMware website.

2 Cisco Nexus 1000V VIB is available in the VSM home page http://<vsm_ip>.


Host Software Version Compatibility

Table 2 lists the compatible host software versions for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 and the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM for Release 4.0(4)SV1(2).

Table 2 Host Software Version Compatibility for ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 

VMware Software Version
Host Build 1
VIB Version 2
VEM Bundle 3
Minimum Required Version
vCenter Server
Update Manager
vSphere CLI

ESX/ESXi400-P-12

ESX/ESXi400-201209001.zip

787047

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG(Online)

VEM400-201006011.zip(Offline)

496403

385281

258672

208111

502336

387643

264019

282702

253290

253290

253290

253290

ESX/ESXi400-EP-8

ESX/ESXi400-201206001.zip

721907

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG (Online)

VEM400-201006011.zip(Offline)

496403

502336

253290

385281

387643

253290

258672

264019

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi400-EP-7

ESX/ESXi400-201205001.zip

702116

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG (Online)

VEM400-201006011.zip(Offline)

496403

502336

253290

385281

387643

253290

258672

264019

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P11

ESX/ESXi400-201203001

660575

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG

(Online & Offline)

258672

264019

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 4

update-from-esx/esxi4.0-4.0_update4

504850

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG(Online)

VEM400-201006011.zip(Offline)

496403

502336

253290

385281

387643

253290

258672

264019

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 3
ESX/ESXi upgrade from esx4.0-u1/u2 to u3

398348

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG
(Online and Offline)

385281

3876434

253290

2586724

2640194

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 EP05
ESX/ESXi400-201104401

392990

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG
(Online and Offline)

2586724

2640194

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P10
ESX/ESXi400-201110401

480973

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG
(Online and Offline)

2586724

2640194

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P09
ESX/ESXi400-201103401

360236

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG
(Online and Offline)

2586724

2640194

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P08
ESX/ESXi400-201101401

332073

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG
(Online and Offline)

2586724

2640194

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P07
ESX/ESXi400-201009401

294855

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG
(Online and Offline)

2586724

2640194

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 2
ESX/ESXi 400-201006201

261974

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.90-1.20.19.vib

VEM400-201006011-BG
(Online and Offline)

2586724

2640194

253290

208111

282702

253290

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P06
ESX/ESXi400-201005401-SG

256968

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.81-1.13.9.vib

VEM400-201005011-BG (Online)

VEM400-201005011-BG (Offline)

208111

282702

198790

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P05
ESX/ESXi400-201003001

244038

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.81-1.12.16.vib

VEM400-201003011-BG (Online)

VEM400-201003011-BG (Offine)

208111

282702

198790

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P04
ESX/ESXi400-201002001

236512

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.81-1.11.11.vib

VEM400-201002011-BG (Online)

VEM400-201002011-BG (Offline)

208111

282702

198790

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P03
ESX/ESXi400-200912001

219382

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.81-1.10.180.vib

VEM400-200912016-BG (Online)

VEM400-200912016-BG (Offline)

208111

282702

198790

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 1
ESX/ESXi4.0.0-update01

208167

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.80-1.9.179.vib

VEM400-200912272-BG (Online)

VEM400-200912015-BG (Offline)

208111

282702

198790

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P02
ESX/ESXi400-VEM-200909001

193498

cross_cisco-vem_v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.80-0.7.179.vib

VEM400-200912271-BG (Online)

VEM400-200912014-BG (Offline)

162856

162871

161974

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 EP01
ESX/ESXi400-VEM-200907001

181792

cross_cisco-vem-v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.80-0.6.179.vib

VEM400-200912270-BG (Online)

VEM400-200912013-BG (Offline)

162856

162871

161974

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P01
ESX/ESXi400-VEM-200906001

175625

cross_cisco-vem-v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.80-0.5.179.vib

VEM400-200912269 (Online)

VEM400-200912012-BG (Offline)

162856

162871

161974

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 GA

164009
171294

cross_cisco-vem-v110-4.0.4.1.2.0.80-0.4.179.vib

VEM400-200912268 (Online)

VEM400-200912011-BG (Offline)

162856

162871

161974

1 After installing VMware patches, verify the ESX software build number on the ESX server console.

2 VIB files are available at http://www.vmware.com/patch/download.

3 VMware bundled software updates require placing the host in maintenance mode.

4 If you upgrade/install your vCenter server to Update 2 VC and VUM (build# 258672, 256163), then you do not need the VUM U1 Patch2 (build# 282702).


Identifying the ESX/ESXi Platform Build Number

To obtain the build number for the ESX platform in use that corresponds to your VMware software release, type the following command at the shell prompt:

[root@hostname ~] # rpm -qa | grep vmkernel | awk -F. '{print $5}'
236512
 
   

To obtain the build number for the ESXi platform in use that corresponds to your VMware software release, type the following command at the vCLI host prompt:

~ # vmware -v
VMware ESXi 4.0.0 build-236512
 
   
 
   

Related Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V includes the following documents available on Cisco.com:

General Information

Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Compatibility Information, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Install and Upgrade

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Installation Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Software Installation Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Upgrade Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V License Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Getting Started Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Interface Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Security Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V XML API User Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Programming Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V XML API User Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Reference Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V Command Reference, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V MIB Quick Reference

Troubleshooting and Alerts

Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Password Recovery Guide

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.