Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Fibre Channel Command Reference
B Commands
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B Commands

bind

bind mac-address


B Commands


This chapter describes the Cisco NX-OS Fibre Channel, virtual Fibre Channel, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) commands that begin with B.

bind

To bind an interface to a virtual Fibre Channel interface, use the bind command. To remove the binding of an interface, use the no form of this command.

bind interface {ethernet chassis-id/slot/port | port-channel channel-no | vethernet veth-num}

no bind interface {ethernet chassis-id/slot/port | port-channel channel-no | vethernet veth-num}

Syntax Description

interface

Specifies the interface to bind the virtual Fibre Channel interface.

ethernet

Specifies that the virtual Fibre Channel interface be bound to a specified Ethernet interface.

chassis-id

Fabric Extender chassis ID. The chassis ID range is from 100 to 199.

slot/port

Ethernet interface slot number and port number. The slot number is from 1 to 255 and the port number is from 1 to 128.

Note When you bind an interface to a virtual Fibre Channel interface to enable Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) traffic on a Cisco Nexus 2232P Fabric Extender, the slot number is 1 and the port number is from 1 to 32.

port-channel channel-no

Specifies that the virtual Fibre Channel interface be bound to a specified EtherChannel interface. The EtherChannel number is from 1 to 4096.

vethernet veth-num

Specifies that the virtual Fibre Channel interface be bound to a specified virtual Ethernet interface. The virtual Ethernet interface number is from 1 to 1048575.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Virtual Fibre Channel interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The Ethernet or EtherChannel interface that you bind to the virtual Fibre Channel interface must be a trunk port.

Before you bind a virtual Fibre Channel interface to a virtual Ethernet interface, you must enable the Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (Adapter-FEX) on the switch by using the feature-set virtualization command.

Examples

This example shows how to bind a virtual Fibre Channel interface 3 to an Ethernet interface:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/1
switch(config-if)# switchport mode trunk
switch(config-if)# exit
switch(config)# interface vfc 3
switch(config-if)# bind interface ethernet 1/1
switch(config-if)# 
 
 

This example shows how to bind a virtual Fibre Channel interface 2 to a virtual Ethernet interface:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface vfc 2
switch(config-if)# bind interface vethernet 100
switch(config-if)# exit
switch(config)# interface vethernet 100
switch(config-if)# bind interface ethernet 101/1/1 channel 5
switch(config-if)#
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

bind (virtual Ethernet interface)

Binds an interface to a virtual Ethernet.

fcoe

Enables FCoE traffic on a Fabric Extender.

feature-set virtualization

Enables the Cisco Virtual Machine features on the switch.

interface vfc

Configures a virtual Fibre Channel interface.

show interface vfc

Displays the specified VFC interface, attributes, and status.


bind mac-address

To bind a virtual Fibre Channel interface to a MAC address, use the bind mac-address command. To remove the binding of an interface, use the no form of this command.

bind mac-address mac-address

no bind mac-address mac-address

Syntax Description

mac-address

MAC address. Use the format EEEE.EEEE.EEEE.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Virtual Fibre Channel interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, make sure you enable Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) N-Port Virtualizer (NPV) on the switch by using the feature fcoe-npv command.

This command requires the FCoE NPV license.

Examples

This example shows how to bind a virtual Fibre Channel interface 3 to a MAC address:

switch# configire terminal
switch(config)# interface vfc 3 
switch(config-if)# bind mac-address 0050.3e8d.6400 
switch(config-if)# 
 
 

Related Commands

Command
Description

interface vfc

Configures a virtual Fibre Channel interface.

show interface vfc

Displays the specified VFC interface, attributes, and status.