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

Document Conventions

Recommended Reading

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


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:


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

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.

Chapter 14, “Configuring VSM Backup and Recovery”

Describes how to configure the backup and recovery procedures on the Visual Supervisor Module (VSM).

Chapter 15, “Virtualized Workload Mobility (DC to DC vMotion)”

Describes an environment where Cisco Nexus 1000V exists across two data centers.

Chapter 16, “Configuration Limits”

Lists the configuration limits for system management.

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

{ }

Elements in braces are required choices.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

x | y | z

Alternative, mutually exclusive elements are separated by vertical bars.


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 the device displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

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

< >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

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

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(4a)

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 1000V and available on at the following url:

Virtual Network Management Center

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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