Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Software Configuration Guide
Preface
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch CLI Software Configuration Guide. It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

Audience

This guide is for experienced network administrators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches.

Organization

This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Product Overview

Presents an overview of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches.

Part 1

Configuration Fundamentals

Contains chapters on using the CLI and initial switch configuration.

Part 2

LAN Switching

Contains chapters on how to configure Ethernet interfaces, VLANs, STP, Port Channels, trunks, the MAC address table and IGMP snooping.

Part 3

Switch Security Features

Contains chapters on how to configure AAA, Radius, TACACS+, SSH/Telnet and ACLs.

Part 4

System Management

Contains chapters on how to configure CFS, RBAC, System Message Logging, Call Home, SNMP, RMON, network management interfaces, storm control and SPAN.

Part 5

Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Contains chapters on how to configure FCoE and virtual interfaces.

Part 6

Quality of Service

Contains chapters on how to configure QoS.

Part 7

SAN Switching

Contains chapters on how to configure Fibre Channel interfaces and Fibre Channel capabilities (such as NPV, SAN Port Channels, zones, DDAS, FSPF, and security features).

Part 8

Troubleshooting

Contains chapters on how to perform basic troubleshooting.


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 square brackets are optional.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.


Screen examples use these conventions:

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:


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.

Related Documentation

Documentation for Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9670/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The following are related Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender documents:

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series CLI Software Configuration Guide, Cisco NX-OS Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Command Reference, Cisco NX-OS Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series System Messages Reference

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Release Notes

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide, Cisco NX-OS Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Fabric Manager Software Configuration Guide, Cisco NX-OS Release 4.0

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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