Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 5.x
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Preface

Preface

This preface describes the audience, organization and conventions of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide. It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

Audience

This publication is for experienced users who configure and maintain Cisco NX-OS devices.

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter Description

New and Changed Information

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

Overview

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

Using the Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility

Provides a flowchart for setting up the Cisco NX-OS software.

Understanding the Command-Line Interface

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

Configuring Terminal Settings and Sessions

Describes how to manage the terminal settings and sessions on a Cisco NX-OS device.

Basic Device Management

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

Using the Device File Systems, Directories, and Files

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

Working with Configuration Files

Describes the configuration files and how to manage them.

Scripting with Tcl

Describes how to run tcl interactively and in scripts.

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use the following conventions:

Convention Description
bold

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

Italic

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

[x]

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.

variable

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:


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

Cisco NX-OS documentation is available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9372/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html

The documentation set for the Cisco NX-OS software includes the following documents:

Release Notes

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Release Notes, Release 5.x

NX-OS Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Configuration Examples, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

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

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS OTV Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Verified Scalability Guide

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

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Quick Start

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series OTV Quick Start Guide

Configuring Feature Set for FabricPath

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

NX-OS Command References

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Command Reference Master Index

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Command Reference

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

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS OTV Command Reference

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

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Security Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Command Reference

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

Other Software Document

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

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MIB Quick Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Cisco NX-OS XML Interface User Guide

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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