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

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

Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Upgrade Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information

Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation Videos

Cisco Nexus 1000V Upgrade Videos

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


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


A set of brief screencast videos is available to assist in the installation and upgrade of the Cisco Nexus 1000V to Release 4.2(1) SV1(4). This document describes the screencasts.

Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Upgrade Documentation

The screencast videos described in this document are intended to supplement the Cisco Nexus 1000V installation and upgrade guides. For more comprehensive and detailed information, see the following documents:

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

Cisco Nexus 1000V 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)


Note We strongly recommend that you read the prerequisites listed in these documents before performing any of the procedures described in the screencasts.


Other Cisco Nexus 1000V documentation can be found at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/nexus1000v/docs

You should also read the Cisco release notes for this release and the VMware release notes for any associated VMware software releases, upgrades, or patches.

Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information

The Cisco Nexus 1000V system comprises several Cisco and VMware software components. To maintain compatible versions of these components, and to know which components must be upgraded when others are upgraded, see the Cisco Nexus 1000V Compatibility Information, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4), at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus1000/sw/4_2_1_s_v_1_4/compatibility/information/n1000v_compatibility.html

The links on the Compatibility Information page provide compatibility matrices for release levels of Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware software components and configurations that have been tested and validated by Cisco, by Cisco partners, or both. Use this information as a reference when installing or upgrading software components.

Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation Videos

The following screencast videos are available to assist you in the installation of Release 4.2(1) SV1(4) of the Cisco Nexus 1000V. We recommend that you view these videos and perform the procedures in the order shown

Understanding Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Software Version Compatibility

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This video introduces and explains the use of the Host Software Version Compatibility table in the Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information document provided for each release. Given the VMware host ESX or ESXi software version, the compatibility table shows the appropriate Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) installation files and the minimum required software versions of the VMware vCenter Server, the vCenter Update Manager, and the vSphere CLI. The video also shows how to determine the software version of various components and how to download update software.

Installing a Redundant Pair of VSMs from an OVA file Using the Installer Application

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This video shows how to install a redundant pair of VSMs in an HA configuration from an OVA file using the Installer Application.

Installing the VEM using the VUM [two parts]

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Part 1 of the video shows you how to install the VEM on an ESX host using the VUM.

Part 2 of the video shows you how to troubleshoot and verify the installation.

Installing the VEM using the vSphere CLI

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This video shows how to install the VEM on an ESX host using the VMware vSphere CLI.


Cisco Nexus 1000V Upgrade Videos

The following videos are available to assist you in upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V to Release 4.2(1) SV1(4). We recommend that you view these videos and perform the procedures in the order shown.

Understanding Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Software Version Compatibility

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This video introduces and explains the use of the Host Software Version Compatibility table in the Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information document provided for each release. Given the VMware host ESX or ESXi software version, the compatibility table shows the appropriate Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) installation files and the minimum required software versions of the VMware vCenter Server, the vCenter Update Manager, and the vSphere CLI. The video also shows how to determine the software version of various components and how to download update software.

Understanding the Upgrade Process for the Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1) SV1(4)

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This video provides an overview of the steps required to update your VMware infrastructure for a non-disruptive upgrade, and to update your VEMs and VSMs to Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1) SV1(4).

Upgrading the VMware vCenter Update Manager to Release 4.0 Update 1 Patch 2

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This video shows how to upgrade the VMware vCenter Update Manager (VUM) to the minimum required version for the upgrade to Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1) SV1(4).

Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V from 4.0(4) SV1(3, 3a, or 3b) to 4.2(1) SV1(4) [three parts]

 

This three-part video shows you how to upgrade your Virtual Ethernet Modules (VEMs) and Virtual Supervisor Modules (VSMs) to Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(4).

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Part 1 of the video describes the process, lists the prerequisites, and shows how to download the required software.

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Part 2 of the video shows you how to upgrade the VEMs.

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Part 3 of the video shows you how to upgrade the Virtual Supervisor Modules (VSMs).

Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware Release 4.0 to 4.1 [three parts]

 

This video shows how to upgrade your vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, and vSphere CLI from VMware Release 4.0 to Release 4.1.

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Part 1 describes how to check software compatibility and how to upgrade the vCenter Server.

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Part 2 describes how to upgrade the VUM.

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Part 3 describes how to upgrade the hosts.


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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