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

Preface

Audience

Prerequisite

Recommended Reading

Organization

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

This document describes the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance and how to configure its software to create and manage virtual service blades.

This preface provides information about the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1) in the following sections:

Audience

This document is for network administrators with knowledge of the Cisco Nexus 1000V and experience in the installation, upgrade, and management of Cisco Nexus 1000V VSMs.

Prerequisite

Before using the procedures in this document to configure your Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance software, you must have already installed the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance. For detailed information, see the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide .

For a list of the basic steps in the complete Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance installation, see the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1) .

Recommended Reading

Cisco recommends that you have read and are familiar with the following documentation:

  • Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SP1(5.1)
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2)
  • Cisco VN-Link: Virtualization-Aware Networking white paper

Organization

This document is organized as follows:

 

Chapter and Title
Description

Chapter 1, “Overview”

Provides an overview of virtual service blades.

Chapter 2, “Setting Up Remote Management”

Describes how to recover an unreachable Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance.

Chapter 3, “Configuring the Network Uplinks”

Describes how to modify the operational Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance configuration.

Chapter 4, “Configuring Virtual Service Blades”

Describes how to create and configure virtual service blades.

Chapter 5, “Migrating a VSM”

Describes how to move or migrate a virtual service to the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance or from the Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance.

Chapter 6, “VSB Backup and Recovery”

Describes how to backup and recover a VSB.

Chapter 7, “Migrating a VSB to Cisco Nexus 1110 Series”

Describes how to migrate a VSB.

Appendix A, “Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance Configuration Limits”

Lists Cisco Nexus Virtual Services Appliance configuration limits.

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:


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.


Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem.


Command descriptions use these conventions:

Convention
Description

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and 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 that the switch displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information that you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

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

< >

Non-printing characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

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

Related Documentation

This section lists the documents used with the Cisco Nexus 1000 and available on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12752/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Configuration Guides

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

Cisco Nexus 1000V Interface Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V License Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Network Segmentation Manager Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Security Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V VXLAN Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

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

Virtual Network Management Center

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center

Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS)

Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS)

ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall

Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall

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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