Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.0
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This document, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.0, is intended to provide fundamental NX-OS configuration information to get your system up and running.

This preface includes the following topics:

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This guide is for experienced network system users.

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter and Title
Description

New and Changed Information

Describes the new and changed information for the new Cisco NX-OS software releases.

Chapter 1, "Overview"

Provides an overview of the features included in NX-OS.

Chapter 2, "Using the Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility"

Provides a flowchart for setting up the NX-OS.

Chapter 3, "Understanding the CLI"

Describes the command line interface including command modes, special characters, and keystrokes.

Chapter 5, "Basic Device Management"

Describes basic system management, including setting the clock and configuring a message of the day.

Chapter 6, "Using the Device File Systems, Directories, and Files"

Describe how to configure and manage file systems, directories, and files on an NX-OS device.

Chapter 7, "Working with Configuration Files"

Describes the configuration files and how to manage them.


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.

string

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.

Related Documentation

The following Cisco NX-OS documents are published on Cisco.com:

Release Notes

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Release Notes, Release 4.0

NX-OS Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Getting Started with Virtual Device Contexts, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Licensing Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS XML Management Interface User Guide, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Messages Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MIB Quick Reference

NX-OS Command References

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Command Reference Master Index, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Security Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Command Reference, Release 4.0

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Command Reference, Release 4.0

Other Software Document

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide, Release 4.0

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