Interfaces Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Cisco DCNM Documentation

Cisco DCNM

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the audience, organization and conventions of the Interfaces Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

Audience

This publication is for experienced network administrators who configure and maintain Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter
Description

Chapter 1 "Overview"

Provides an overview of the Cisco DCNM interfaces.

Chapter 2 "Configuring Basic Interface Parameters"

Describes how you can configure the basic parameters shared by Layer 2 and Layer 3 interfaces.

Chapter 3 "Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces"

Describes how to configure Layer 2 switching ports as access or trunk ports.

Chapter 4 "Configuring Layer 3 Interfaces"

Describes how to configure Layer 3 interfaces.

Chapter 5 "Configuring Port Channels"

Describes how to configure port channels and to apply and configure the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for a more efficient use of port channels.

Chapter 6 "Configuring vPCs"

Describes how to configure virtual port channels (vPCs).

Chapter 7 "Configuring IP Tunnels"

Describes how to configure IP tunnels using Generic Route Encapsulation (GRE) on the device.

Chapter 8 "Configuring Virtual Ethernet Interfaces"

Describes how to configure virtual Ethernet interfaces.

Chapter 9 "Configuring Fabric Extenders"

Describes how to configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender in conjunction with Cisco Nexus devices.

Chapter 10 "Configuring Port Profiles"

Describes how to configure port profiles

Chapter  ""

lists the IETF RFCs for interfaces supported in Cisco NX-OS Release 4.x

Chapter  ""

Lists the Cisco verified limits and maximum limits for devices running NX-OS Release 4.x.


Document Conventions

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

This section contains information about the documentation available for Cisco DCNM and for the platforms that Cisco DCNM manages.

This section includes the following topics:

Cisco DCNM Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco DCNM Documentation

The Cisco DCNM documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The documentation set for Cisco DCNM includes the following documents:

Release Notes

Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM

The following publications support both Cisco DCNM for LAN and DCNM for SAN, and address the new licensing model, the new installation process, and the new features of Cisco DCNM:

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco DCNM Installation Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco DCNM for LAN Configuration Guides

FabricPath Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Interfaces Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Security Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Unicast Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Virtual Device Context Quick Start, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Web Services API Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM for SAN Configuration Guides

System Management Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Interfaces Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Fabric Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Security Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

IP Services Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

SMI-S and Web Services Programming Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

SME Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10110/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switch documentation is available at the followingURL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11541/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10596/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9670/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch documentation is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

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:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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