Cisco Nexus 1000V vCenter Plug-in Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)
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This preface contains the following sections:


This publication is for experienced network administrators who configure and maintain Cisco Nexus devices.

This guide is for network and server administrators with the following experience and knowledge:

  • An understanding of virtualization
  • Using VMware software to create a virtual machine and configure a VMware vSwitch


Knowledge of VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch is not required.

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use the following conventions:

Convention Description

Bold text indicates the commands and keywords that you enter literally as shown.


Italic text indicates arguments for which the user supplies the values.


Square brackets enclose an optional element (keyword or argument).

[x | y]

Square brackets enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical bar indicate an optional choice.

{x | y}

Braces enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical bar indicate a required choice.

[x {y | z}]

Nested set of square brackets or braces indicate optional or required choices within optional or required elements. Braces and a vertical bar within square brackets indicate a required choice within an optional element.


Indicates a variable for which you supply values, in context where italics cannot be used.

string A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

Examples use the following conventions:

Convention Description
screen font

Terminal sessions and information the switch 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:


Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.


Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Related Documentation for Nexus 1000V Series NX-OS Software for VMware vSphere

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


General Information

Cisco Nexus 1000V Documentation Roadmap

Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes

Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information

Install and Upgrade

Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Upgrade Guide

Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V Interface Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V License Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V Network Segmentation Manager Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V Quality of Service Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V REST API Plug-in Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V Security Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V vCenter Plugin Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V VXLAN Configuration Guide

Programming Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V XML API Configuration Guide

Reference Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 1000V Resource Availability Reference

Troubleshooting and Alerts

Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V Password Recovery Procedure

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Cloud Services Platform Documentation

The Cisco Cloud Services Platform documentation is available at http:/​/​​en/​US/​partner/​products/​ps12752/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html.

Virtual Security Gateway Documentation

The Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch documentation is available at http:/​/​​en/​US/​products/​ps11208/​tsd_​products_​support_​model_​home.html.

Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS) Documentation

The Virtual Wide Area Application Services documentation is available at http:/​/​​en/​US/​products/​ps6870/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html.

ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall Documentation

The ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall documentation is available at http:/​/​​en/​US/​products/​ps12233/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html.

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