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Configuring VDC Resource Templates

Table Of Contents

Configuring VDC Resource Templates

Information About VDC Resource Templates

Licensing Requirements for VDC Templates

Guidelines and Limitations for VDC Resource Templates

Configuring VDC Resource Templates

Adding a VDC Resource Template

Adding a Resource Limit to a VDC Resource Template

Changing a Resource Limit in a VDC Resource Template

Deleting a Resource Limit from a VDC Resource Template

Deleting a VDC Resource Template

Field Descriptions for VDC Resource Templates

Field Description: Virtual Devices: Default VDC: Resource Template Tab

Additional References for VDC Resource Templates

Related Documents for VDC Resource Templates

Feature History for VDC Resource Templates


Configuring VDC Resource Templates


This chapter describes how to configure virtual device context (VDC) resource templates on Cisco NX-OS devices.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Information About VDC Resource Templates

Licensing Requirements for VDC Templates

Guidelines and Limitations for VDC Resource Templates

Configuring VDC Resource Templates

Field Descriptions for VDC Resource Templates

Additional References for VDC Resource Templates

Feature History for VDC Resource Templates

Information About VDC Resource Templates

VDC resource templates set the minimum and maximum limits for shared physical device resources when you create the VDC. The Cisco NX-OS software reserves the minimum limit for the resource to the VDC. Any resources allocated to the VDC beyond the minimum are based on the maximum limit and availability on the device.

You can explicitly specify a VDC resource template or you can use the default VDC template provided by the NX-OS software. VDC templates set limits on the following resources:

IPv4 multicast route memory

IPv6 multicast route memory

IPv4 unicast route memory

IPv6 unicast route memory

Port channels

Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) sessions

VLANs

Virtual routing and forwarding instances (VRFs)


Note The IPv4 and IPv6 route memory available for all VDCs on a physical device with 4 GB of memory is 256 MB. You can have approximately 11,000 routes, each with 16 next hops, in 13 MB of route memory. The show routing memory estimate routes number-of-routes next-hops number-of-next-hops command shows the amount of unicast RIB (IPv4 RIB and IPv6 RIB) shared memory needed to support the specified number of routes and next hops.


If you do not set a limit for a resource in a VDC resource template, the default limits for that resource are the same as those in the default VDC resource template. Table 2-1 lists the default VDC resource template limits.

Table 2-1 VDC Default Template Resource Limits

Resource
Minimum
Maximum

IPv4 multicast route memory1

8

8

IPv6 multicast route memory1

2

2

IPv4 unicast route memory1

8

8

IPv6 unicast route memory1

4

4

Port channels

0

768

SPAN sessions

0

2

VLANs

16

4096

VRFs

16

8192

1 Route memory is in megabytes.



Note You cannot change the limits in the default VDC resource template.



Note Only the network administrator can change a VDC template in the default VDC.


Licensing Requirements for VDC Templates

The following table shows the licensing requirements for this feature:

Product
License Requirement

DCNM

VDC templates require no license. Any feature not included in a license package is bundled with the Cisco DCNM and is provided at no charge to you. For a complete explanation of the DCNM licensing scheme, see the Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.x.

NX-OS

VDC templates require no license. Any feature not included in a license package is bundled with the Cisco NX-OS system images and is provided at no extra charge to you. For a complete explanation of the NX-OS licensing scheme, see the Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide.


Guidelines and Limitations for VDC Resource Templates

VDC templates have the following guidelines and limitations:

VDC templates can only be created by the network administrator in the default VDC.

You can create a maximum of 64 VDC templates.

Configuring VDC Resource Templates

The maximum amount of system resources assigned to a VDC is limited by the VDC resource template used when the VDC is created. You can create VDC resource templates to use when creating VDCs to use resource limits other than those provided in the default VDC resource template. You can create a maximum of 64 VDC resource templates.


Note If you do not set limits for a resource in a VDC resource template, the default limits are the limits for that resource in the default VDC resource template (see Table 2-1).


Figure 2-1 shows the Virtual Devices pane.

Figure 2-1 Virtual Devices Pane

Adding a VDC Resource Template

You can add a VDC resource template. You can add a maximum of 64 resource templates.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that you have discovered the physical device using a username that has the network-admin role.

DETAILED STEPS

To add a VDC resource template, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Virtual Devices.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, double-click the device to display the list of VDCs.

Step 3 Click the default VDC with the icon.

Step 4 From the Details pane, click the Resource Templates tab.

Step 5 Right-click in the Details pane and choose Add Template from the pop-up menu.

Step 6 At the cursor, enter the new VDC resource template name and press the Enter key.

Step 7 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the device.


Adding a Resource Limit to a VDC Resource Template

You can add a resource limit to a VDC resource template.


Note You cannot change the configuration of the default templates.


BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that you have discovered the physical device using a username that has the network-admin role.

Create a VDC resource template (see the "Adding a VDC Resource Template" section).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Virtual Devices.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, double-click the device to display the list of VDCs.

Step 3 Click the default VDC with the icon.

Step 4 From the Details pane, click the Resource Templates tab.

Step 5 Double-click the VDC resource template.

Step 6 Right-click on the VDC resource template and choose Add Resource Limit from the pop-up menu.

Step 7 Choose a VDC resource from the drop-down menu.

Step 8 In the limit cell under Minimum, enter the minimum limit.

Step 9 In the limit cell under Maximum, enter the maximum limit.

Step 10 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the device.


Changing a Resource Limit in a VDC Resource Template

You can change the values of a resource limit in a VDC resource template.


Note You can have a maximum of two SPAN monitoring sessions on your physical device.



Note You cannot change the configuration of the default resource templates.


BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that you have discovered the physical device using a username that has the network-admin role.

Ensure that a VDC resource template has been created in the default VDC (see the "Adding a VDC Resource Template" section).

Ensure that resource limits have been added to the VDC resource template (see the "Adding a Resource Limit to a VDC Resource Template" section).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Virtual Devices.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, double-click the device to display the list of VDCs.

Step 3 Click the default VDC with the icon.

Step 4 From the Details pane, click the Resource Templates tab.

Step 5 Double-click the VDC resource template.

Step 6 Click the limits to change and enter the new values.

Step 7 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the device.


Deleting a Resource Limit from a VDC Resource Template

You can delete a resource limit from a VDC resource template.


Note You cannot change the configuration of the default resource templates.


BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that you have discovered the physical device using a username that has the network-admin role.

Ensure that a VDC resource template has been created in the default VDC (see the "Adding a VDC Resource Template" section).

Ensure that resource limits have been added to the VDC resource template (see the "Adding a Resource Limit to a VDC Resource Template" section).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Virtual Devices.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, double-click the device to display the list of VDCs.

Step 3 Click the default VDC with the icon.

Step 4 From the Details pane, click the Resource Templates tab.

Step 5 Double-click the VDC resource template to display the resource limits.

Step 6 Click the resource limit to delete.

Step 7 In the Details pane, right-click and choose Delete Resource Limit from the pop-up menu.

Step 8 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the device.


Deleting a VDC Resource Template

You can delete a VDC resource template.


Note You cannot delete the default resource templates.


BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ensure that you have discovered the physical device using a username that has the network-admin role.

Ensure that a VDC resource template has been created in the default VDC (see the "Adding a VDC Resource Template" section).

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Virtual Devices.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, double-click the device to display the list of VDCs.

Step 3 Click the default VDC with the icon.

Step 4 From the Details pane, click the Resource Templates tab.

Step 5 Click the VDC resource template.

Step 6 In the Details Pane, right-click and choose Delete Template from the pop-up menu.

Step 7 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the device.


Field Descriptions for VDC Resource Templates

This section includes the following topic:

Field Description: Virtual Devices: Default VDC: Resource Template Tab

Field Description: Virtual Devices: Default VDC: Resource Template Tab

This tab allows you to configure VDC resource templates for the physical device.

Table 2-2 Field Description: Virtual Devices: Default VDC: Resource Template Tab 

Element
Description

Name

Resource name

Minimum

Minimum limit. The minimum limit is reserved for the VDC.

Maximum

Maximum limit. The maximum limit is allocated on a first-come, first-server basis.


Additional References for VDC Resource Templates

For additional information related to implementing VDCs, see the following sections:

Related Documents for VDC Resource Templates

Related Documents for VDC Resource Templates

Related Topic
Document Title

DCNM Licensing

Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide

NX-OS Licensing

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.x

VDC commands

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


Feature History for VDC Resource Templates

Table 2-3 lists the release history for this feature.

Table 2-3 Feature History for VDC Resource Templates 

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

VDC resource templates

4.2(1)

No change from Release 4.1(2).

IPv4 unicast route memory resource

4.1(2)

Changed the default maximum value from 256 to 8.

IPv6 unicast route memory resource

4.1(2)

Changed the default maximum value from 256 to 4.

Multicast route memory resources

4.1(2)

Added IPv4 and IPv6 multicast route memory resources.

Port channel resources

4.1(2)

Changed the default maximum value from 256 to 768.

IPv4 unicast route memory resource

4.0(2)

Changed the default maximum value from 256 to 320.

IPv6 unicast route memory resource

4.0(2)

Changed the default maximum value from 256 to 192.