Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1) SV1(4)
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Recommended Reading

Available Documents

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


The System Management Configuration document provides procedures for managing the system, such as configuring system message logging, managing the configuration file, managing server connections, and so forth.

This preface describes the following aspects of this document:

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

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 virtual switch


Note Knowledge of the VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch is not required.


Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter and Title
Description

Chapter 1 "System Management Overview"

Describes the available system management features.

Chapter 2 "Configuring CDP"

Provides procedures for configuring Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) for sending and receive information to and from other connected devices.

Chapter 3 "Configuring the Domain"

Describes how to configure the Cisco Nexus 1000V domain, including creating the domain and assigning VLANs.

Chapter 4 "Managing Server Connections"

Describes how to create a connection and connect to a server, how to disconnect from a server, and how to view server connections.

Chapter 5 "Managing the Configuration"

Describes how to manage the configuration file.

Chapter 6 "Working with Files"

Describes how to manage files including copying and moving files.

Chapter 7 "Managing Users"

Describes how to manage users on the system including displaying current users and sending messages to users.

Chapter 8 "Configuring NTP"

Provides procedures for configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize timekeeping among a set of distributed time servers and clients. This synchronization allows you to correlate events when you receive system logs and other time-specific events from multiple network devices.

Chapter 9 "Configuring Local SPAN and ERSPAN"

Describes how to configure the Ethernet switched port analyzer (SPAN).

Chapter 10 "Configuring SNMP"

Describes how to configure the SNMP including users, message encryption, notifications, authentication over TCP, and so forth.

Chapter 11 "Configuring NetFlow"

Describes how to configure NetFlow.

Chapter 12 "Configuring System Message Logging"

Describes how to configure system message logging.

Chapter 13 "Configuring iSCSI Multipath"

Describes how to configure iSCSI Multipath to set up multiple routes between a server and its storage devices.

 

 

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Screen examples use these conventions:

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, it is recommended that you read and become familiar with the following documentation:

Cisco Nexus 1000V Getting Started Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco VN-Link: Virtualization-Aware Networking White Paper

Available Documents

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/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

General Information

Cisco Nexus 1000V Documentation Roadmap, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Compatibility Information, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Management Software Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Install and Upgrade

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module Software Installation Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus 1010 Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V License Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Getting Started Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Interface Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Security Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Programming Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V XML API User Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Reference Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V MIB Quick Reference

Cisco Nexus 1010 Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Troubleshooting and Alerts

Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Password Recovery Guide

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Virtual Security Gateway Documentation

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)VSG(1)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(1) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Release 1.0.1 Installation Guide

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch License Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(1)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(1)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(1)

Virtual Network Management Center

Release Notes for Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Release 1.0.1

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(1) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Release 1.0.1 Installation Guide

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center CLI Configuration Guide, Release 1.0.1

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.0.1

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center XML API Reference Guide, Release 1.0.1

Network Analysis Module Documentation

Cisco Network Analysis Module Software Documentation Guide, 4.2

Cisco Nexus 1000V NAM Virtual Service Blade Installation and Configuration Guide

Network Analysis Module Command Reference Guide, 4.2

User Guide for the Cisco Network Analysis Module Virtual Service Blades, 4.2

Cisco Network Analysis Module Software Release Notes, 4.2

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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