Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1)
Setting Up Remote Management
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Table of Contents

Setting Up Remote Management

Information About Remote Management

Configuring Remote Management

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

RFCs

Feature History for Remote Management

Setting Up Remote Management

This chapter describes how to set up remote management in your startup configuration for use in recovering an unreachable Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance and includes the following sections:

Information About Remote Management

You can add remote management to your redundant Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance startup configuration so that in the event one of the pair becomes unreachable, the other can automatically attempt to recover it.

If redundant Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliances cannot communicate with each other over the management and control interfaces, they can both become active simultaneously. This is known as a split-brain conflict. A Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance cannot be rebooted from its peer switch using high availability.

If one of the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliances becomes unreachable, its peer becomes active if it was standby. If you have configured remote management, the newly-active Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance can attempt to power cycle its unreachable peer switch through the mgmt0 port of its CIMC interface if CIMC is reachable on the peer. The active Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance starts the reboot code immediately when the standby is lost. The standby Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance waits 60 seconds before starting the reboot code.

For more information about loss of communication between redundant Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliances, see the Cisco Nexus 1000V High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1) .

For more information about CIMC, see the “Cisco Integrated Management Controller” section.

Configuring Remote Management

You can use this procedure to set up remote management in the startup configuration to be used in recovering an unreachable Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance peer switch through the mgmt0 port of its CIMC software.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Before beginning this procedure, you must know or do the following:

  • You previously configured the Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) when installing the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance. For more information, see the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide .
  • You have the following information for the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance:

CIMC management port IP address

CIMC administrator login and password

  • This procedure has steps for setting up remote management for both the primary and secondary Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance.
  • You are logged in to the active Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance in EXEC mode.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. config t

2. nexus1010-system remote-mgmt primary ip ipaddr username username password password

3. nexus1010-system remote-mgmt secondary ip ipaddr username username password password

4. show running-config

5. copy running-config startup-config

DETAILED STEPS

 

Command
Purpose

Step 1

config t

 

Example:

switch# config t

switch(config)#

Enters CLI global configuration mode.

Step 2

nexus1010-system remote-mgmt primary ip ipaddr username username password password

 

Example:

switch(config)# nexus1010-system remote-mgmt primary ip 172.23.231.51 username admin password *************

switch(config)#

Sets up remote management in the running configuration of the primary Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance.

ipaddress : the IP address of the CIMC management port

username: the admin username for the CIMC management software

password: the admin password for the CIMC management software

Step 3

nexus1010-system remote-mgmt secondary ip ipaddr username username password password

 

Example:

switch(config)# nexus1010-system remote-mgmt secondary ip 172.23.231.52 username admin password **************

switch(config)#

Sets up remote management in the running configuration of the secondary Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance.

ipaddress : the IP address of the CIMC management port

username: the admin username for the CIMC management software

password: the admin password for the CIMC management software

Step 4

show running-config

 

Example:

switch(config)# show running-config
 
!Command: show running-config
!Time: Sat Jun 25 03:01:55 2011
 
version 4.2(1)SP1(2)
no feature telnet
 
username adminbackup password 5 $1$Oip/C5Ci$oOdx7oJSlBCFpNRmQK4na. role network
-operator
network-uplink type 1
nexus1010-system remote-mgmt primary ip 172.23.231.51 username admin password **
*************
nexus1010-system remote-mgmt secondary ip 172.23.231.52 username admin password ***************
interface mgmt0
...
 
switch(config)#

Displays the running configuration including the remote management configuration for verification.

Step 5

copy running-config startup-config

 

Example:

switch(config)# copy running-config startup-config

Saves the running configuration persistently through reboots and restarts by copying it to the startup configuration.

Additional References

For additional information related to implementing system-level HA features, see the following sections:

Related Documents

 

Related Topic
Document Title

CIMC

Cisco Integrated Management Controller

CIMC configuration

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

Virtual service blade configuration

Configuring Virtual Service Blades

Uplink configuration

Configuring the Network Uplinks

Hardware installation and uplink connection

Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

Software installation and upgrade

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

Split-brain and loss of communication

Cisco Nexus 1000V High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Complete command syntax, command modes, command history, defaults, usage guidelines, and examples for all Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance commands.

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

Standards

 

Standards
Title

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.

RFCs

RFCs
Title

No RFCs are supported by this feature

Feature History for Remote Management

This section provides the remote management release history.

 

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

remote management

4.0(4)SP1(1)

This feature was introduced.