Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1)
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Table of Contents

Overview

Information About Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance

Cisco Integrated Management Controller

Supported PIDs for Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Product Family

Software Included

Flow Chart: Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance

Additional References

Information About Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance

The Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance (VSA) product family includes Cisco Nexus 1010 and Cisco Nexus 1010-X. See the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide for more information.

The Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family are networking appliances that can host up to six virtual service blades (VSBs) on Cisco Nexus 1010 and up to 10 VSBs on Cisco Nexus 1010-X.

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family supports VSBs like Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM), Network Analysis Module (NAM), and Virtual Security Gateway (VSG). The Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance provides dedicated hardware for the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM. VSMs that were hosted on VMware virtual machines can now be hosted on a Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance . This allows you to install and manage the VSM like a standard Cisco switch. The services (VSM, VSG, or NAM) managed by the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family are called virtual service blades (VSBs).

See Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1) for more information.

Cisco Integrated Management Controller

The Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) is a software interface included with the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance. CIMC allows you to configure serial over LAN (SoL) access and set up remote management in the event the device becomes unreachable. For more information about remote management, see the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1) .

When installing the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance, you have the option to configure the CIMC interface. To configure the CIMC software while installing the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance, see the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide .

Supported PIDs for Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Product Family

This release supports the following hardware PIDs for the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family.

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance
Hardware PIDS

Cisco Nexus 1010

N1K-C1010

Cisco Nexus 1010-X

N1K-C1010-X

Software Included

The Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family is shipped with the following software.

Software
Description
ISO filename in bootflash repository

Cisco Nexus 1010 or Cisco Nexus 1010-X ISO image

Image for the Cisco Nexus 1010 or Cisco Nexus 1010-X Manager virtual machine which manages the shelf and redundancy group configuration.

nexus-1010.4.2.1.SP1.5.1.iso 1

Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM

Used to create a VSB for the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM on the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family

nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.1.iso2

Cisco NAM VSB

Used to create a VSB for Cisco NAM on the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family

nam-app-x86_64.5-1-2.iso 2

Cisco VSG VSB

Used to create a VSB for Cisco VSG on the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family.

nexus-1000v.VSG1.3.1.iso

Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC)

A software interface that allows you to manage the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance should it become unreachable.

N/A

1.In the event of disk corruption on the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance, the system can be brought up by copying the ISO image from a CD.

2.If it is necessary to update a VSB ISO file in bootflash, use the scp command to copy the new file version into the repository folder.

Flow Chart: Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance

Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-2 show the basic steps for installing and configuring a Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance. To install the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance hardware see the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide . To configure the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance product family see the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1) .

Figure 1-1 Flow Chart: Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance

 

Figure 1-2 Flow Chart: Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance (continued)

 

 

Additional References

Related Topic
Document Title

Hardware installation

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance software configuration

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance commands

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1)

CIMC management

CIMC Firmware Management on UCS C-Series Servers

Deployment

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Deployment Guide