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

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Recommended Reading

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2). It also lists available Cisco Nexus 1000V documentation and how to obtain it.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Recommended Reading

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This guide is for network administrators with the following experience and knowledge:

An understanding of virtualization

Using VMware tools to configure a vswitch


Note Knowledge of VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch is not a prerequisite.


Document Organization

This publication is organized as follows:

Chapter and Title
Description

Chapter 1, "Overview"

Describes port profiles and their use.

Chapter 2, "Creating Port Profiles"

Describes how to create, enable, and configure port profiles.

Chapter 3, "Configuring Port Profile Inheritance"

Describes port profile inheritance, how to configure it, and how to remove inheritance from a port profile.

Chapter 4, "Configuring System Port Profiles"

Describes system port profiles and how to configure them.

Chapter 5, "Configuring Port Channels in Port Profiles"

Describes port channels in port profiles and how to configure them.

Chapter 6, "Configuring a Private VLAN in a Port Profile"

Describes how to configure a port profile to be used as a private VLAN (PVLAN).

Chapter 7, "Verifying the Port Profile Configuration"

Lists and describes the commands used to verify port profile configurations

Appendix A, "Port Profile Configuration Limits"

Lists the maximum configuration limits for port profile features.


Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

{ }

Elements in braces are required choices.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

x | y | z

Alternative, mutually exclusive elements are separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.


Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the device displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

< >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


This document uses the following conventions for notes and cautions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Recommended Reading

Before configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V, we recommend that you read and become familiar with the following documentation:

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

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

Cisco VN-Link: Virtualization-Aware Networking white paper

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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