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Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information, Release 4.2(1) SV1(5.2)

Information About Software Compatibility

Information About Upgrading and Software Compatibility

Information About Server Compatibility

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Release Compatibility

Host Software Version Compatibility

VMware Version Compatibility

Identifying the Build Number on Your Host Server

Identifying the Build Number for an ESX

Identifying the Build Number for an ESXi

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information, Release 4.2(1) SV1(5.2)


Published: December 3, 2013 
OL-26747 -01

This document provides the following compatibility information for the Cisco Nexus 1000V:

Information About Software Compatibility

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Release Compatibility

Host Software Version Compatibility

VMware Version Compatibility

Identifying the Build Number on Your Host Server

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Information About Software Compatibility

This section includes the following topics:

Information About Upgrading and Software Compatibility

Information About Server Compatibility

Information About Upgrading and Software Compatibility

Important Customer Update

In order to improve customer support for the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco now only updates the support matrix for major and minor releases from VMware. All VMware patch and update releases are automatically supported at the time of their release. VMware guarantees compatibility with all patches and updates, and customers are not required to check the matrix for VMware patch or update support.

Interactive Upgrade Utility Tool

An easy-to-use Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware ESX/ESXi Upgrade Utility provides you with steps to follow for your specific upgrade. It is available at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/web/techdoc/n1kv/upgrade/utility/n1kvmatrix.html


Note For additional information about Cisco Nexus 1000V Compatibility Information, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2), view Understanding Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Software Version Compatibility.


If you are not using VUM, to ensure compatibility with the existing VEM software version, you can update both the VEM and VMware software at the same time as follows:

From the ESX CLI:
esxupdate --bundle [name of updated VEM offline bundle] --bundle [name of VMware offline update bundle] update

Example:
esxupdate --bundle VEM410-201204401.zip --bundle 
upgrade-from-ESX4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip update
 
 

For ESXi release 5.0 and later use the following command:

esxcli software vib install -d [path to VEM offline bundle]
Example:
esxcli software vib install -d "/../VEM500-201204142102-BG-release.zip"
 
 

From the VI Host Update Utility:

vihostupdate --install --bundle "[path to VMware Update offline bundle]","[path to updated VEM offline bundle]" --server[vsphere host IP address]

Example:
vihostupdate --install --bundle 
"/../upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip","/../ VEM410-201204401.zip"
--server192.168.1.101
 
 

Note The esxupdate command is only available on ESX, not ESXi. The vihostupdate command is available on both ESX and ESXi.


Starting with ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 2, ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 GA, and ESXi 5.0.0, binary compatibility was introduced. With the introduction of binary compatibility, it is no longer necessary to add the Cisco VIB when upgrading from one patch level to another.

With binary compatibility, if you are patching from ESX/ESXi410-201010001 to ESX/ESXi410-201011001, you run the following command:

esxupdate --bundle ESX410-201011001.zip update

For ESXi 5.0.0, you run the following command:

esxcli software vib update -d ESXi500-201207001.zip


Note For more information about installing or upgrading VEM software, see the Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Installation Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2).


Information About Server Compatibility

The servers running the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM must be in the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).

The Cisco Nexus 1000V is compatible with any upstream physical access layer switch that is Ethernet standard compliant, including Catalyst 6500 series switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and switches from other network vendors.

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Release Compatibility

Important Customer Update

In order to improve customer support for the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco now only updates the support matrix for major and minor releases from VMware. All VMware patch and update releases are automatically supported at the time of their release. VMware guarantees compatibility with all patches and updates, and customers are not required to check the matrix for VMware patch or update support.


Note Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2) does not support VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0.0. release series and any earlier ESX/ESXi releases.


Table 1 shows the Cisco Nexus 1000V releases from Release 4.0(4)SV1(3c) and later that are supported by VMware release.

Table 2 shows the Cisco Nexus 1000V releases from Release 4.0(4)SV1(1) through Release 4.0(4)SV1(3b) that are supported by VMware release.

Table 1 VMware and Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Compatibility for Release 4.0(4)SV1(3c) and Later 

VMware Software Release Supported
       
Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Name
4.2(1)SV1(5.2)
4.2(1)SV1(5.1a)
4.2(1)SV1(5.1)
4.2(1)SV1(4b)
4.2(1)SV1(4a)
4.2(1)SV1(4)
4.0(4)SV1(3d)
4.0(4)SV1(3c)

ESXi 5.1.0 GA
(includes all patches and updates)

 

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 P-3

ESXi500-201207001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 EP-4

ESXi500-201206001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 EP-3

ESXi500-201205001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 EP-2

ESXi500-201204001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 Update01

update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible3

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 P02

ESXi500-201112001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible3

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 EP1

ESXi500-201111001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible3

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 P01

ESXi500-201109001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible3

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESXi 5.0.0 GA (includes all patches and updates)

 

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible4

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 3

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update03

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP3

ESX/ESXi410-

201206001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP2-1

ESX/ESXi410-201205001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P05

ESX/ESXi410-201204001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ ESXi 4.1.0 P04

ESX/ESXi 410-201201001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX 4.1.0 EP2

ESX410-201112001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 2

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update02

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P03

ESX/ESXi410-201107001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P02

ESX/ESXi410-201104001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 1

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update01

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP1

ESX/ESXi410-201011001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P01

ESX/ESXi410-201010001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 GA
(includes all patches and updates)

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

1 Cisco Nexus 1000V VIB is available in the VSM home page http://<vsm_ip>.

2 Cisco Nexus 1000V VIB is available in the VSM home page http://<vsm_ip>.

3 The bits need to be downloaded separately and are not available on the VSM home page.

4 These VIB packages need to be downloaded from cisco.com or the VMware website.


Table 2 VMware and Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Compatibility for Release 4.0(4)SV1(1) Through Release 4.0(4)SV1(3b) 

VMware Software Release Supported
         
4.0(4)SV1(3b)
4.0(4)SV1(3a)
4.0(4)SV1(3)
4.0(4)SV1(2)
4.0(4)SV1(1)

ESXi 5.0.0 GA and Later
(includes all patches and updates)

 

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 3

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update03

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP3

ESX/ESXi410-

201206001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP2-1

ESX/ESXi410-201205001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P05

ESX/ESXi410-201204001

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ ESXi 4.1.0 P04

ESX/ESXi 410-201201001.zip

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX 4.1.0 EP2

ESX410-201112001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 2

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update02

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P03

ESX/ESXi410-201107001-SG

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P02

ESX/ESXi410-201104001-SG

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 1

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update01

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP1

ESX/ESXi410-201011001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P01

ESX/ESXi410-201010001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 GA
(includes all patches and updates)

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Not Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 EP-8

ESX/ESXi400-201206001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi400-EP-7

ESX/ESXi400-201205001

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P11

ESX/ESXi400-201203001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 4

update-from-esx/esxi4.0-4.0_update4

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P10

ESX/ESXi400-201110401

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 3

update-from-esx/esxi4.0-4.0_update03

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P09-EP

ESX/ESXi400-201104001

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 EP05

ESX/ESXi400-201104001-SG

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P10

ESX/ESXi400-201110401

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P09

ESX/ESXi400-201103001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P08

ESX/ESXi400-201101001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P07

ESX/ESXi400-201009001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 2

upgrade-from-esx/esxi4.0-4.0_update02

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

Not Compatible

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P06

ESX/ESXi400-201005001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P05

ESX/ESXi400-201003001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P04

ESX/ESXi400-201002001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 P03

ESX/ESXi400-200912001

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

Compatible2

ESX/ESXi 4.0.0 Update 1

ESX/ESXi-4.0.0-update01

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible1

Compatible2

1 Cisco Nexus 1000V VIB is available in the VSM home page http://<vsm_ip>.


Host Software Version Compatibility

Table 3 lists the compatible host software versions for VMware ESXi 5.0.1 and the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM for Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2).

Table 4 lists the compatible host software versions for VMware ESXi 5.0.0 and the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM for Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2).

Table 5 lists the compatible host software versions for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 and the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM for Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2).


Note If you are upgrading VEMs using a Cisco Nexus 1000V software bundle, see the "Information About Upgrading and Software Compatibility" section.


Table 3

VMware Software Version
Host Build 1
VIB Version 2
VEM Bundle 3
Minimum Supported Version
 
WindowsVC Installer
Linux vCenter Server Appliance
vSphere CLI
PowerShell CLI

ESXi 5.1.0

799733

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.1.2.vib

VEM510-201208144105-BG(Online)

VEM510-201208144105-BG-release.zip (Offline)

799735

799730

422456

793510

1 After installing VMware patches, verify the ESX software build number on the ESX server console. For more information, see the "Identifying the Build Number on Your Host Server" section.

2 VIB files are available at http://www.vmware.com/patch/download.

3 VMware bundled software updates require placing the host in maintenance mode.


Host Software Version Compatibility for ESXi 5.1.0.1

Table 4 Host Software Version Compatibility for ESXi 5.0.0 

VMware Software Version
Host Build 1
VIB Version 2
VEM Bundle 3
Minimum Supported Version
 
WindowsVC Installer
Linux vCenter Server Appliance
vSphere CLI
PowerShell CLI

ESXi 5.0.0 P-3 ESXi500-201207001.zip

768111

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

804277

757163

639890

804279

759855

456004

422456

435426

ESXi 5.0.0 EP-4

ESXi500-201206001.zip

721882

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

804277

757163

639890

804279

759855

456004

422456

435426

ESXi 5.0.0 EP-3 ESXi500-201205001.zip

702118

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

804277

757163

639890

804279

759855

456004

422456

435426

"ESXi 5.0.0 EP-2

ESXi500-201204001.zip

623860

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip

(Offline)

804277

757163

639890

804279

759855

456004

422456

435426

ESXi 5.0.0 Update01

update-from-esxi 5.0-5.0_update0 1.zip

623860

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

804277

757163

639890

804279

759855

456004

422456

435426

ESXi 5.0.0 - P02
ESXi500-201112001.zip

515841

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

456005

456004

422456

435426

ESXi 5.0.0 E P1

ESXi500-201111001.zip

504890

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

456005

456004

422456

435426

ESXi 5.0.0 P01

ESXi500-201109001.zip

474610

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

456005

456004

422456

435426

ESXi 5.0.0

469512

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-3.0.1.vib

VEM500-201208144102-BG(Online)

VEM500-201208144102-BG-release.zip (Offline)

456005

456004

422456

435426

1 After installing VMware patches, verify the ESX software build number on the ESX server console. For more information, see the "Identifying the Build Number on Your Host Server" section.

2 VIB files are available at http://www.vmware.com/patch/download.

3 VMware bundled software updates require placing the host in maintenance mode.


Table 5 Host Software Version Compatibility for ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 

VMware Software Version
Host Build 1
VIB Version 2
VEM Bundle 3
Minimum Supported Version
vCenter Server
Update Manager
vSphere CLI

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 3

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update03

800380

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online)

VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

799345

816769

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP3

ESX/ESXi410-201206001.zip

721871

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

491557

493048

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP2-1

ESX/ESXi410-201205001.zip

702113

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

491557

493048

254719

ESX / ESXi 4.1.0 P05

ESX/ESXi 410-201204001.zip

659051

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

491557

493048

254719

ESX/ ESXi 4.1.0 P04

ESX/ESXi 410-201201001.zip

582267

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

491557

493048

254719

ESX 4.1.0 EP2

ESX410-201112001

538358

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

258902

256596

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0Update 2

update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update02

502767

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

491557

493048

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P03
ESX/ESXi 410-201107001-SG

433742

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

345043

341095

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P02
ESX/ESXi410-201104001-SG

381591

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

345043

341095

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 Update 1
update-from-esx/esxi4.1-4.1_update01

348481

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

345043

341095

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 EP1
ESX/ESXi410-201011001

320092
320137

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

258902

256596

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 P01
ESX/ESXi410-201010001

320092

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

258902

256596

254719

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 GA
(includes all patches and updates)

260247

cross_cisco-vem-v144-4.2.1.1.5.2.0-2.0.1.vib

VEM410-201208144101-BG(Online) VEM410-20120803144401.zip (Offline)

258902

256596

254719

1 After installing VMware patches, verify the ESX software build number on the ESX server console. For more information, see the "Identifying the Build Number on Your Host Server" section.

2 VIB files are available at http://www.vmware.com/patch/download.

3 VMware bundled software updates require placing the host in maintenance mode.


VMware Version Compatibility

Important Customer Update

In order to improve customer support for the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco now only updates the support matrix for major and minor releases from VMware. All VMware patch and update releases are automatically supported at the time of their release. VMware guarantees compatibility with all patches and updates, and customers are not required to check the matrix for VMware patch or update support.

Table 6 lists the VMware components version for Cisco Nexus 1000V.

Table 6 VMware Version Compatibility for Cisco Nexus 1000V

Cisco Nexus 1000V Version
VMware vCenter Server Version
(includes patches and updates)
VMware vCloud Director Version
(includes patches and updates)
VMware vShield Manager Version
(includes patches and updates)

Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2)

4.1, 5.0, 5.1

1.5.1, 5.1

5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1



Note Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2) does not support any earlier versions of the VMware components listed in the above table.


Table 7 lists the VMware vCloud director and vShield Manager compatibility version for Cisco Nexus 1000V

Table 7

VMware Software Version
Build Number
Cisco Nexus 1000V Version
4.2(1)SV1(5.1)
4.2(1)SV1(5.1a)
4.2(1)SV1(5.2)

vCD 1.5.1

622844

Compatible1

Compatible

Compatible

vShield Manager 5.0.1

638924

Compatible1

Compatible

Compatible

vShield Manager 5.0.2

791471

Not Compatibile

Compatible

Compatible

1 Only port group backed network pool is suported.


vCloud Director and vShield Manager Version Compatibility for Cisco Nexus 1000V

Table 8 lists thesupported network pool in vCD with Cisco Nexus 1000V.

Table 8

VMware Software Version
Network Pool in vCD
Description
Cisco Nexus 1000V Version
4.2(1)SV1(5.2)
4.2(1)SV1(5.1a)
4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

vCD 1.5.1

And

vShield Manager 5.0.1

Port Group Backed

Export group is a network

Supported

Supported

Supported

VLAN Backed

Can specify a range of VLANs in a vCD

Supported

Supported

Not Supported

Network Isolation Backed

Cisco Nexus 1000V uses VXLAN for isolation-backed networks

Supported

Supported

Not Supported


Supported Network Pool in vCloud Director for Cisco Nexus 1000V

Identifying the Build Number on Your Host Server

This section includes the following procedures:

"Identifying the Build Number for an ESX" procedure

"Identifying the Build Number for an ESXi" procedure

Identifying the Build Number for an ESX

To obtain the ESX VMware version and build number corresponding to your VMware software release, run the following commands at the shell prompt:

vmware -v

Example:
[root@hostname ~] # vmware -v
VMware ESX 4.1.0 build-260247

rpm -qa | grep vmkernel | awk -F. '{print $5}'

Example:
[root@hostname ~] # rpm -qa | grep vmkernel | awk -F. '{print $5}'
502767

Identifying the Build Number for an ESXi

To obtain the ESXi build number corresponding to your VMware software release, enter the following command at the shell prompt:

vmware -v

Example for ESXi 4.0.0:
~ # vmware -v
VMware ESXi 4.1.0 build-502767
 
 
 
 

Related Documentation

This section lists the documents used with the Cisco Nexus 1000V 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(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Compatibility Information, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Management Software Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SP1(4a)

Install and Upgrade

Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus 1010 Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(4a)

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(5.2)

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 1010 Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(4)

Programming Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V XML API User Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Reference Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)

Cisco Nexus 1000V MIB Quick Reference

Cisco Nexus 1010 Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SP1(4)

Troubleshooting and Alerts

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

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

Virtual Network Management Center

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center

Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS)

Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS)

Network Analysis Module Documentation

Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module Software Documentation Guide, 5.1

Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) for Nexus 1010 Installation and Configuration Guide, 5.1

Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module Command Reference Guide 5.1

Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module Software 5.1 Release Notes

Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module Software 5.1 User Guide

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

Subscribe to the What's New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a free service and Cisco currently supports RSS Version 2.0.


This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.