Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 5.x
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This chapter provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature in the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 5.x. The latest version of this document is available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9402/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

To check for additional information about Cisco NX-OS Release 5.x, see the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Release Notes, Release 5.x available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9402/prod_release_notes_list.html

summarizes the new and changed features for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 5.x and tells you where they are documented.

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Release 5.x 

Feature
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

NTP

Increased the length of NTP authentication keys from 8 to 15 alphanumeric characters.

5.2(3)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

CFS protocol

Added CFS over Fibre Channel (CFSoFC) distribution support for device alias, DPVM, FC domain, FC port security, FC timer, IVR, and RSCN.

5.2(1)

Chapter 2 "Configuring CFS"

EEM event correlation

Added support for multiple event triggers in a single EEM policy.

5.2(1)

Chapter 14 "Configuring the Embedded Event Manager"

ERSPAN

Added ERSPAN source support for Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender interfaces.

5.2(1)

Chapter 17 "Configuring ERSPAN"

ERSPAN

Added the ability to configure the multicast best effort mode for an ERSPAN session.

5.2(1)

Chapter 17 "Configuring ERSPAN"

HTTP proxy server for Smart Call Home

Added the ability to send HTTP messages through an HTTP proxy server.

5.2(1)

Chapter 7 "Configuring Smart Call Home"

LLDP

Added LLDP support for the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender.

5.2(1)

Chapter 18 "Configuring LLDP"

NetFlow

Added NetFlow support on switch virtual interfaces (SVIs) for F1 Series ports.

5.2(1)

Chapter 19 "Configuring NetFlow"

NTP

Added NTP support for all VDCs, enabling them to act as time servers.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

NTP

Added the ability to configure the device as an authoritative NTP server, enabling it to distribute time even when it is not synchronized to an existing time server.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

NTP

Changed the command to enable or disable NTP from [no] ntp enable to [no] feature ntp.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

NTP access groups

Added the serve, serve-only, and query-only access group options to control access to additional NTP services.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Enabled the SpineControlBus test on the standby supervisor.

5.2(1)

Chapter 13 "Configuring Online Diagnostics"

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Deprecated the SnakeLoopback test on F1 Series modules.

5.2(1)

Chapter 13 "Configuring Online Diagnostics"

PTP

Added support for the Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

5.2(1)

Chapter 4 "Configuring PTP"

SPAN

Added SPAN source support for Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender interfaces.

5.2(1)

Chapter 16 "Configuring SPAN"

SPAN

Added the ability to configure MTU truncation, the source rate limit, and the multicast best effort mode for each SPAN session.

5.2(1)

Chapter 16 "Configuring SPAN"

System message logging

Added the ability to add the description for physical Ethernet interfaces and subinterfaces in the system message log.

5.2(1)

Chapter 6 "Configuring System Message Logging"

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for the SnakeLoopback test on F1 Series modules.

5.1(2)

Chapter 13 "Configuring Online Diagnostics"

Bridged NetFlow

Added support for VLAN configuration mode, which enables you to configure VLANs independently of their creation, when configuring bridged NetFlow on a VLAN.

5.1(1)

Chapter 19 "Configuring NetFlow"

DCBXP

This link layer protocol is used to announce, exchange, and negotiate node parameters between peers.

5.1(1)

Chapter 18 "Configuring LLDP"

ERSPAN and ERSPAN ACLs

You can configure ERSPAN to monitor traffic across the IP network.

5.1(1)

Chapter 17 "Configuring ERSPAN"

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for FIPS and BootupPortLoopback tests.

5.1(1)

Chapter 13 "Configuring Online Diagnostics"

RMON

Enabled RMON by default.

5.1(1)

Chapter 12 "Configuring RMON"

SPAN

Added support for F1 Series modules and increased the number of supported SPAN sessions from 18 to 48.

5.1(1)

Chapter 16 "Configuring SPAN"

Syslog as EEM publisher

You can monitor syslog messages from the switch.

5.1(1)

Chapter 14 "Configuring the Embedded Event Manager" and "Embedded Event Manager System Events and Configuration Examples"

Syslog servers

Increased the number of supported syslog servers from three to eight.

5.1(1)

Chapter 6 "Configuring System Message Logging"

SMTP server configuration for Smart Call Home

You can configure multiple SMTP servers for Smart Call Home.

5.0(2)

Chapter 7 "Configuring Smart Call Home"

VRF support for HTTP transport of Smart Call Home messages

VRFs can be used to send e-mail and other Smart Call Home messages over HTTP.

5.0(2)

Chapter 7 "Configuring Smart Call Home"

Smart Call Home crash notifications

Messages are sent for process crashes on line cards (as well as supervisor modules).

5.0(2)

Chapter 7 "Configuring Smart Call Home"

EEM system policies

Fan EEM policies are modified for the Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch.

5.0(2)

"Embedded Event Manager System Events and Configuration Examples"

LLDP

You can configure the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) in order to discover other devices on the local network.

5.0(2)

Chapter 18 "Configuring LLDP"

NetFlow

You can specify the NetFlow instance for which you want to display NetFlow IPv4 flows and NetFlow table utilization.

5.0(2)

Chapter 19 "Configuring NetFlow"

NTP access groups

You can control access to NTP services by using access groups.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

NTP authentication

You can configure the device to authenticate the time sources to which the local clock is synchronized.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

NTP logging

You can configure NTP logging in order to generate system logs with significant NTP events.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

NTP server configuration

Added the optional key keyword to the ntp server command to configure a key to be used while communicating with the NTP server.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3 "Configuring NTP"

SNMP notifications

Updated the snmp-server enable traps commands.

5.0(2)

Chapter 11 "Configuring SNMP"