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Configuring Virtual Ethernet Interfaces

Table Of Contents

Configuring Virtual Ethernet Interfaces

Information About vEthernet Interfaces

Licensing Requirements for vEthernet Interfaces

Platform Support

Configuring vEthernet Interfaces Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

Configuring Global Settings for vEthernet Interfaces

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring the VMware DVPort ID on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring Static Pinning on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Access Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Trunk Interface

Configuring a Private VLAN on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring an IPv4 ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a MAC ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring SPAN on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Displaying vEthernet Interface Summary Information

Displaying the vEthernet Interface Port Status

Displaying vEthernet Interface Statistics

Displaying Virtual Ethernet Module Statistics

Field Descriptions for vEthernet Interfaces on Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

Virtual Ethernet: Device Details

Virtual Ethernet: Device Status

Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Basic Settings Section

Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Port Mode Settings Section

Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Advanced Settings Section

Virtual Ethernet: Port Status: Port Status Section

VM-FEX

Accessing the VM-FEX Interfaces

Enabling VM-FEX on a Device

Disabling VM-FEX on a Device

Displaying Global Settings for VM-FEX

Displaying the VM-FEX Interface Summary Information

Configuring an IPv6 ACL on the Cisco Nexus 5500 Switches

Field Descriptions for VM-FEX

VM-FEX: Device Status

VM-FEX: vEthernet Details: Basic Settings

VM-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

VM-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

VM-FEX: Interface: Port Status

VM-FEX: Events

Adapter-FEX

Accessing the Adapter-FEX Interfaces

Enabling the Adapter-FEX on a Device

Disabling Adapter-FEX on a Device

Displaying Global Settings for VM-FEX

Displaying the VM-FEX Interface Summary Information

Configuring the Traffic Statistics Charts

Field Descriptions for Adapter-FEX

Adapter-FEX: Device Status

Adapter-FEX: Interface: Events

Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Basic Settings

Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

Adapter-FEX: Interface: Port Status

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

Feature History for vEthernet Interfaces


Configuring Virtual Ethernet Interfaces


This chapter describes how to configure virtual Ethernet (vEthernet or vEth) interfaces using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).

This chapter includes the following sections:

Information About vEthernet Interfaces

Licensing Requirements for vEthernet Interfaces

Platform Support

Configuring vEthernet Interfaces Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

Field Descriptions for vEthernet Interfaces on Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

VM-FEX

Field Descriptions for VM-FEX

Adapter-FEX

Field Descriptions for Adapter-FEX

Additional References

Feature History for vEthernet Interfaces

Information About vEthernet Interfaces

Virtual Ethernet (vEthernet or vEth) interfaces are logical interfaces. Each vEthernet interface corresponds to a switch interface that is connected to a virtual port. The interface types are as follows:

Virtual Machine (VM) (interfaces connected to VM NICs)

Service console

VM-Fabric Extender (FEX)

FEX-Adapter

vmkernel

vEthernet interfaces are created on the Cisco NX-OS to represent virtual ports in use on the distributed virtual switch.


Note System-message logging levels for the Virtual Ethernet interfaces feature must meet or exceed Cisco DCNM requirements. During device discovery, Cisco DCNM detects inadequate logging levels and raises them to the minimum requirements. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches that run Cisco NX-OS Release 4.0 are an exception. For Cisco NX-OS Release 4.0, prior to device discovery, use the command-line interface to configure logging levels to meet or exceed Cisco DCNM requirements. For more information, see the Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x .


Licensing Requirements for vEthernet Interfaces

The following table shows the licensing requirements for this feature:

Product
License Requirement

Cisco DCNM

vEthernet interfaces 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 information about obtaining and installing a Cisco DCNM LAN Enterprise license, see the Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x .

Cisco NX-OS

vEthernet interfaces 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 an explanation of the Cisco NX-OS licensing scheme for your platform, see the licensing guide for your platform.

VM-FEX

The VM-FEX feature requires a license. You must obtain a license and add to the devices that you want to manage from Cisco DCNM. If you do not add a required license, VM-FEX under the Virtual Ethernet displays "This feature is not available in the Cisco Data Center Network Manager currently installed." For an explanation of the Cisco NX-OS licensing scheme for your platform, see the licensing guide for your platform.

Adapter-FEX

The Adapter-FEX feature requires a license. You must obtain a license and add to the devices that you want to manage from Cisco DCNM. If you do not add a required license, Adapter-FEX under the Virtual Ethernet displays "This feature is not available in the Cisco Data Center Network Manager currently installed."For an explanation of the Cisco NX-OS licensing scheme for your platform, see the licensing guide for your platform.


Platform Support

The following platform supports this feature. For platform-specific information, including guidelines and limitations, system defaults, and configuration limits, see the corresponding documentation.

Platform
Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches Release 5.1(3)N2(1) and later releases.


Note
Cisco DCNM supports Release 5.2(1)N1(1) and later releases.


Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches Documentation


Configuring vEthernet Interfaces Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

You can configure vEthernet interfaces in Cisco DCNM.

This section includes the following topics:

Configuring Global Settings for vEthernet Interfaces

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring the VMware DVPort ID on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring Static Pinning on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Access Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Trunk Interface

Configuring a Private VLAN on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring an IPv4 ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a MAC ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring SPAN on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Displaying vEthernet Interface Summary Information

Displaying the vEthernet Interface Port Status

Displaying vEthernet Interface Statistics

Displaying Virtual Ethernet Module Statistics

Configuring Global Settings for vEthernet Interfaces

You can configure a device to automatically configure vEthernet interfaces, delete inactive vEthernet interfaces, and detach duplicate vEthernet interface activations.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >N1K-Virtualization

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, choose the desired device.

Step 3 In the Details pane, click the Device Details tab.

Step 4 (Optional) To configure a device to automatically configure vEthernet interfaces, click the Enable default policy setting for handling auto config of vEth interfaces check box.

Step 5 (Optional) To configure a device to automatically delete inactive vEthernet interfaces, click the Enable default policy setting for handling auto deletion of inactive vEth interfaces check box.

Step 6 (Optional) To configure a device to automatically detach duplicate vEthernet interface activations, click click the Enable default policy setting for handling detach of inactive vEth interfaces check box.

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


Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

You can configure a description for a vEthernet interface. If you do not add a description to the vEthernet interface, one of the following descriptions is added at attach time. If you add a description and then remove it, one of the following descriptions is added to the interface:

For a VM—VM-Name, Network Adapter number

For a VMK—VMware VMkernel, vmk number

For a VSWIF—VMware Service Console, vswif number

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Basic Settings content.

Step 7 In the Description field, enter a description for the interface.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring the VMware DVPort ID on a vEthernet Interface

You can configure the VMware DVPort ID on vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces). These interfaces are grouped in the Unknown folder.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Step 3 Expand the Unknown folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Basic Settings content.

Step 7 In the VMware DVPort ID field, enter an ID number from 1 to 4294967294.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring Static Pinning on a vEthernet Interface

You can configure static pinning on a vEthernet interface.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Basic Settings content.

Step 7 In the Pinning ID field, enter an ID number from 1 to 31.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Access Interface

You can configure a vEthernet interface for use as an access interface.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

An access port transmits packets on only one, untagged VLAN. You specify which VLAN that the interface carries traffic on that VLAN becomes the access VLAN. If you do not specify a VLAN for an access port, that interface carries traffic only on the default VLAN. The default VLAN is VLAN1.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Port Mode Settings content.

Step 7 In the Mode drop-down list, choose Access.

Step 8 In the Access VLAN drop-down list, do one of the following:

Choose an existing VLAN and click OK.

In the Assign a new VLAN ID field, enter a new VLAN ID, and if desired, check Create in the device. Click OK.

Step 9 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the device.


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Trunk Interface

Configuring a Private VLAN on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Trunk Interface

You can configure a vEthernet interface for use as a trunk interface.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Port Mode Settings content.

Step 7 In the Mode drop-down list, choose Trunk.

Step 8 In the Allowed VLAN drop-down list, choose one of the following:

(1-3967, 4048-4093)—Specifies VLANs 1 to 3967 and 4048 to 4093 as the allowed VLANs.

None—Specifies that no VLANs are allowed.

Specific—Allows you to choose one or more VLANs from the list of available VLANs.

Step 9 In the Native VLAN drop-down list, do one of the following:

Choose an existing VLAN and click OK.

In the Assign a new VLAN ID field, enter a new VLAN ID, and if desired, check Create in the device. Click OK.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Access Interface

Configuring a Private VLAN on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a Private VLAN on a vEthernet Interface

You can configure a private VLAN (PVLAN) on a vEthernet interface.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Port Mode Settings content.

Step 7 In the Mode drop-down list, do one of the following:

To create a private VLAN host, choose PVLAN Host, and in the Secondary VLAN drop-down list, choose a secondary VLAN.

To create a private VLAN in promiscuous mode, choose PVLAN Promiscuous, and in the Secondary VLANs drop-down list, choose one or more secondary VLANs.

The primary VLAN is attached to the secondary VLAN, and it will automatically be entered in the primary VLAN field.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Access Interface

Configuring a vEthernet Trunk Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring an IPv4 ACL on a vEthernet Interface

You can configure an IPv4 access control list (ACL) on a vEthernet interface.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Advanced Settings content.

Step 7 In the IPv4 ACL field, choose an ACL for incoming traffic and an ACL for outgoing traffic.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a MAC ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring SPAN on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a MAC ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring SPAN on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a MAC ACL on a vEthernet Interface

You can configure a MAC ACL on a vEthernet interface.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Advanced Settings content.

Step 7 In the MAC ACL field, choose an ACL for incoming traffic and an ACL for outgoing traffic.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring an IPv4 ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring SPAN on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Configuring SPAN on a vEthernet Interface

You can configure SPAN on a vEthernet interface that is participating (associated with a network interface card). For nonparticipating interfaces, you cannot configure SPAN.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you do not want a default description to be assigned, configure the vEthernet interface with a description. For more information, see the "Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface" section.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 In the Details pane, click the Port Details tab.

Step 6 Expand the Advanced Settings content.

Step 7 In the SPAN field, choose the source or destination as the SPAN interface.

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


RELATED TOPICS

Configuring a Description for a vEthernet Interface

Configuring an IPv4 ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Configuring a MAC ACL on a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

Enabling or Disabling a vEthernet Interface

You can enable or disable a vEthernet interface.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 Do one of the following:

To enable the interface, choose Actions > Admin Up.

To disable the interface, choose Actions > Admin Down.

Step 6 From the menu bar, choose File > Deploy to apply your changes to the device.


RELATED TOPICS

Displaying vEthernet Interface Summary Information

Displaying the vEthernet Interface Port Status

Displaying vEthernet Interface Statistics

Displaying vEthernet Interface Summary Information

You can display summary information about the vEthernet interface, such as its name, description, port profile, mode, administrative and operational status, VM name, and VM adapter.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.


RELATED TOPICS

Displaying the vEthernet Interface Port Status

Displaying vEthernet Interface Statistics

Displaying Virtual Ethernet Module Statistics

Displaying the vEthernet Interface Port Status

You can display port status information about a vEthernet interface.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > N1K-Virtualization.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 From the Summary pane, expand the desired device.

Folders that contains the vEthernet interfaces appear.

By default, vEthernet interfaces are grouped according to the Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) to which they belong. You can also group them according to the Virtual Machine (VM) to which they have been associated by clicking VEM-VM-VETH in the upper right corner of the Summary pane.

Folders named Unknown contain vEthernet interfaces that have not been associated with a network interface card (also called nonparticipating interfaces).

Step 3 Expand the desired folder.

Step 4 Choose the desired interface.

Step 5 From the Details pane, click the Port Status tab.

The port status information appears.


RELATED TOPICS

Displaying vEthernet Interface Summary Information

Displaying vEthernet Interface Statistics

Displaying Virtual Ethernet Module Statistics

Displaying vEthernet Interface Statistics

The following window appears in the Statistics tab:

Traffic Statistics Chart—Displays statistics on the total number of packets received and transmitted, the number of multicast and broadcast packets received and transmitted, the number of octets/bytes received and transmitted, and the number of inbound packets that were dropped.

For more information on collecting statistics for this feature, see the Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x .

Displaying Virtual Ethernet Module Statistics

The following window appears in the Statistics tab:

Uplink Traffic Statistics Chart—Displays statistics on the total number of packets received and transmitted, the number of multicast, broadcast, and unicast packets received and transmitted, and the number of octets/bytes received and transmitted.

Vcs Traffic Statistics Chart—Displays statistics about the Virtual Machine.

For more information on collecting statistics for this feature, see the Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x .

Field Descriptions for vEthernet Interfaces on Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches

This section includes the following field descriptions for the vEthernet interface feature:

Virtual Ethernet: Device Details

Virtual Ethernet: Device Status

Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Basic Settings Section

Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Port Mode Settings Section

Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Advanced Settings Section

Virtual Ethernet: Port Status: Port Status Section

Virtual Ethernet: Device Details

Table 8-1 Virtual Ethernet: Device Details

Field
Description

Auto Setup

Specifies for the device to automatically configure vEthernet interfaces.

Auto Delete

Specifies for the device to automatically delete inactive vEthernet interfaces.

Force Detach

Specifies for the device to automatically detach duplicate vEthernet interface activations.


Virtual Ethernet: Device Status

Table 8-2 Virtual Ethernet: Device Status

Field
Description

Port Mode

Display only. Port mode (Access, Trunk, PVLAN Host, PVLAN Promiscuous).

Total

Display only. Total number of interfaces of the corresponding port mode.

Active

Display only. Number of active interfaces of the corresponding port mode.

Admin Down

Display only. Number of interfaces that are administratively down of the corresponding port mode.

Operationally Down

Display only. Number of interfaces that are operationally down of the corresponding port mode.


Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Basic Settings Section

Table 8-3 Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Basic Settings Section

Field
Description

Name

Display only. Name of the interface.

Admin Status

State (Up or Down) of the interface.

Pinning ID

ID number of the subgroup to which the interface is attached (pinned).

Description

Word or phrase that describes the interface.

Port Profile

Name of the port profile to which the interface belongs.

VMWare DVPort ID

ID number of the VMware DVPort.


Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Port Mode Settings Section

Table 8-4 Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Port Mode Settings Section

Field
Description

Mode

Port mode assigned to the interface. Valid choices are Access, Trunk, PVLAN Host, and PVLAN Promiscuous.

Access

Access VLAN

ID number of the VLAN to be used for access ports. The default is VLAN 1.

Trunk

Encapsulation

Display only. Tagging method (IEEE 802.1Q) used to identify the VLAN to which a frame and packet belong.

Allowed VLAN

ID number of the VLANs allowed to transmit data on interfaces that belong to this port profile. The range is 1 to 4094, and the default is 1.

VLANs 3968 to 4047 and 4094 are allocated for internal device use and do not carry data traffic.

Native VLAN

ID number of the native VLAN to be used for trunk ports. The default is VLAN 1.


Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Advanced Settings Section

Table 8-5 Virtual Ethernet: Port Details: Advanced Settings Section 

Field
Description
IPv4 ACL

Incoming Ipv4 Traffic

IPv4 ACL that filters ingress traffic on the interface. By default, this list is blank.

Outgoing Ipv4 Traffic

IPv4 ACL that filters egress traffic on the interface. By default, this list is blank.

MAC ACL

Incoming Traffic

MAC ACL that filters ingress traffic on the interface. By default, this list is blank.

Outgoing Traffic

MAC ACL that filters egress traffic on the interface. By default, this list is blank.

SPAN

Use Interface as SPAN

Source or destination for this interface.

Session ID

SPAN session ID where the interface is applied.

Type

Display only. Session type.

Direction: Ingress

Monitor ingress packets.

Direction: Egress

Monitor egress packets.


Virtual Ethernet: Port Status: Port Status Section

Table 8-6 Virtual Ethernet: Port Status: Port Status Section

Field
Description

Operational Status

Display only. Operational status of the interface. The default is down. Valid values are as follows:

Up

Down

Status Description

Display only. Description of the operational status.


VM-FEX

Beginning with Cisco DCNM Release 6.1(1), Cisco DCNM supports Cisco Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX). VM-FEX extends the fabric from the Cisco Nexus N5500 series platform switch chassis such as Cisco Nexus 5548UP, Cisco Nexus 5596UP to the Virtual Machine (VM).

VM-FEX extends the Cisco fabric extender technology to the VM with the following capabilities:

Each VM includes a dedicated interface on the parent switch.

All the VM traffic is sent directly to the dedicated interface on the switch.

The software-based switch in the hypervisor is eliminated.

VM-FEX is supported on the Red Hat kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and VMware ESX hypervisors with the Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card (vIC), which is a dual-port 10-Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter that supports static or dynamic virtualized interfaces including up to 128 virtual network interface cards (vNICs).


Note VM-FEX support is available with the Cisco Nexus 5500 Series switches that ate installed with Release 5.2(1)N1(1) and with the Cisco Nexus 2200 Fabric Extenders that are connected to a Cisco Nexus 5500 Series parent switch. For more information on how to use VM-FEX, see the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch NX-OS Operations Guide.


Each VM is associated with a network adapter vNIC, which in turn, is associated with a virtual Ethernet (vEthernet) port on the parent switch. This dedicated virtual interface can be managed, monitored, and SPANned same as a physical interface.

VMs can migrate from one physical server to another. The virtual interface that migrates along with a VM and virtual network link is called a floating vEthernet interface.

The benefits of the Cisco VM-FEX technology are as follows:

Reduces the number of network management points that enable both the physical and virtual network traffic to be treated in a consistent policy-driven manner

Offloads the VM switching from the host central processing unit (CPU) to parent switch application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that enhances the performance of applications.

This section includes the following topics:

Accessing the VM-FEX Interfaces

Enabling VM-FEX on a Device

Disabling VM-FEX on a Device

Displaying Global Settings for VM-FEX

Displaying the VM-FEX Interface Summary Information

Configuring an IPv6 ACL on the Cisco Nexus 5500 Switches

Accessing the VM-FEX Interfaces

You can access and manage the VM-FEX virtual Ethernet interfaces from Cisco DCNM Client.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >VM-FEX. See Figure 8-1.


NoteIf you do not add the required license to the devices, the Port Security page appears displaying "This feature is not available on the Cisco Data Center Network Management version currently installed."

If you add the VM-FEX license but do not assign the license to the devices that you want to manage through Cisco DCNM, the VM-FEX page displays "No devices have been selected for licensing."


Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 Expand the desired device.

The list of virtual interfaces appear.

Step 3 (Optional) In the VM Name field, enter the name of a device and click the magnifier to search the virtual interface.

Step 4 (Optional) Click VETH to switch to the VETH view.

Step 5 (Optional) Click the icon to export the data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


Enabling VM-FEX on a Device

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >VM-FEX.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.


NoteYou must assign appropriate license to the devices that you want to manage through Cisco DCNM.

You must enable the virtualization feature-set on the device before you enable VM-FEX on it.


Step 2 Choose the desired device, right-click and select Enable VM-FEX or press Ctrl-Shift-E.

VM-FEX brings up the associated features: virtualization also known as Adapter-FEX enables the creation of fixed vEthernet interfaces dynamically, FEXes, and virtual port channels (vPCs).

Step 3 (Optional) Choose the desired device, right-click and select Enable >Auto Setup.

Step 4 (Optional) Choose the desired device, right-click and select Enable >Auto Delete.

Step 5 (Optional) Right-click and select Collapse All to deselect the device.


Disabling VM-FEX on a Device

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > VM-FEX.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 Select the desired device, right-click, and choose Disable VM-FEX or press Ctrl-Shift-D.


Note You must remove all floating vEthernet interfaces before disabling the VM-FEX feature.


When you disable the VM-FEX feature on a device, the associated features of VM-FEX, such as Adapter-FEX, FEXes, and vPCs are not disabled.

Step 3 (Optional) Choose the desired device, right-click and select Disable> Auto Setup.

Step 4 (Optional) Choose the desired device, right-click and select Disable> Auto Delete.

Step 5 (Optional) Choose the device, right-click and select Collapse All to deselect the device.


Displaying Global Settings for VM-FEX

You can view the global settings of the automatic configuration and automatic deletion for floating vEthernet interfaces of a Cisco NX-OS device.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >VM-FEX.

Step 2 Select a desired device.

The Virtual Ethernet Global Settings page appears.

By default, the following information appears:

Default policy setting for handling automatic configuration of floating virtual Ethernet interfaces.

Default policy setting for handling auto deletion of inactive floating virtual Ethernet interfaces.


Displaying the VM-FEX Interface Summary Information

You can view the existing static and dynamically generated floating and nonparticipating Ethernet interfaces and their related details of a device in the summary table. The summary table displays the name, description, port profile, mode, admin status, operational status, status description, server (virtualized), VM name, and VM adapter.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet > VM-FEX.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.


Note All the fields that appear in this page are read-only.


Step 2 Click the + icon to expand and display the virtual interfaces.

Step 3 (Optional) Click the + icon to export the summary table content to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Cisco DCNM supports two types of hierarchal views: VETH and VM-VETH.

VETH View—Lists all the floating and nonparticipating Ethernet interfaces in the linear format without grouping them.

VM-VETH View— Lists all the floating Ethernet interfaces grouped under the connected VM and non-participating Ethernet interfaces under the Unknown (nonparticipating) group.

By default, Cisco DCNM displays the VM-VETH view.


Configuring an IPv6 ACL on the Cisco Nexus 5500 Switches

You can configure an IPv6 access control list (ACL) on a vEthernet interface.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Security> Access Control> IPv6 ACL.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 Right-click on the expand the desired device and select New IPv6 ACL or press Ctrl-N.

The ACL Details window appears.

Step 3 Enter a name for the ACL in the Name field.

The ACL name appears under the selected device.

Step 4 (Optional) Click in the Statistics check box.

Step 5 Click File > Deploy or press Ctrl-S.

Step 6 (Optional) Choose the ACL, right-click and select New > IPv6 Access Rule or press Ctrl-Shift-I.

The Details pane appears.

Step 7 From the Source field, choose Any, Host, or Network.

If you choose Host, you must configure the IPv6 Address of the host.

If you choose Network, you must configure the IPv6 Prefix Length.

Step 8 From the Destination field, choose Any, Host, or Network.

If you choose Host, you must configure the IPv6 Address of the host.

If you choose Network, you must configure the IPv6 Prefix Length.

Step 9 In the Protocol and Others, Protocol: IPv6, choose an IPv6 protocol from the drop-down list.

Step 10 Choose the time range from the Time-range drop-down list.

Step 11 (Optional) Click the Log this entry check box.

Step 12 Choose a value for the packet length from the drop-down list.

Step 13 Enter a value in the Flow label field.

Step 14 In the Advanced configuration area, choose a DSCP from the drop-down list.

Step 15 Click File > Deploy or press Ctrl-S.


Field Descriptions for VM-FEX

This section includes the following field descriptions for the VM-FEX feature:

VM-FEX: vEthernet Details: Basic Settings

VM-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

VM-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

VM-FEX: Interface: Port Status

VM-FEX: Events

VM-FEX: Device Status

Table 8-7 VM-FEX Device Status

Field
Description

Port Mode

Displays the port mode.

Total

Displays the total number of ports.

Active

Displays the active ports.

Admin Down

Displays the admin down ports.

Operationally Down

Displays the operationally down ports.


VM-FEX: vEthernet Details: Basic Settings

Table 8-8 VM-FEX: vEthernet Details: Basic Settings

Field
Description

DVPort ID

ID number of the VMware DVPort.

VIF_Index

Virtual interface index.

DVSwitchUUID

VMware Distributed Virtual Switch UUID.

VNTag

Virtual Network Tag (both the device and adapter forwarding path is set for the VNTag).

Active/Standby mode

Each vEthernet mode.


VM-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

Table 8-9 VM-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

Field
Description

Mode

Specifies mode.

Access

Specifies the access VLAN number.


VM-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

Table 8-10 VM-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

Field
Description

IPv4 ACL

Specifies the IPv4 access control list.

Incoming Traffic

Specifies the incoming traffic.

IPv6 ACL

Specifies the IPv6 access control list.

MAC ACL

Specifies the MAC access control list

Use interface as SPAN

Specifies SPAN.

Source

Specifies the source.

Destination

Specifies the destination.

Session ID

Displays the session ID.

Type

Displays local or global.

Direction

Displays egress or ingress.


VM-FEX: Interface: Port Status

Table 8-11 VM-FEX: Interface: Port Status

Field
Description

Operational Status

Displays the operational status.

Status Description

Displays the status description.

Status

Displays the status.


VM-FEX: Events

Table 8-12 VM-FEX Events

Field
Description

Source

Displays the source.

Feature

Displays the feature.

Local Time

Displays the local time.

Switch Time

Displays the time on the switch.

Severity

Displays the severity.

Message

Displays the message.

Annotation

Displays the annotation.


The association details of VLAN, ACL, and SPAN are also displayed in the details page.

You can display the statistics of each vEthernet interface by clicking the Statistics tab.

Cisco DCNM automatically detects the creation and deletion and any status change of a Ethernet interface on the device by using the syslogs and helps you to administer the devices through the Events tab in the details page.

Adapter-FEX

Beginning with Cisco DCNM Release 6.2(1), Cisco DCNM supports the Cisco NX-OS Adapter-FEX feature. Adapter-FEX provides the benefits of the Cisco Fabric Extender Link (FEXLink) architecture with that of a server I/O virtualization to create multiple virtual interfaces over a single Ethernet interface that allows the deployment of a dual-port NIC on the server.

FEXLink allows you to configure more than two virtual interfaces that the server considers as a regular Ethernet interface. The Cisco FEXLink enables the virtualization of host and server interfaces over a few fabric uplinks that connect to the parent device—the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series device with or without a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender.

The benefits of Cisco Adapter-FEX are as follows:

Reduces power consumption and cooling cost and the number of network ports required in the data center

Provides flexible architecture

Provides higher scalability with multiple logical interfaces

Provides a single point of management

Enables policy enforcement

Adapter-FEX are local logical ports (they are also called fixed vEthernet interfaces on the parent switch). Adapter-FEX uses the innovative server connectivity (I/O connectivity) technology that enables on-demand creation of virtual NICs (vNICs) or virtual host bus adapters (vHBAs) on a single NIC. With Adapter-FEX, a single physical adapter port is presented as multiple logical adapter ports to the server OS and a network as multiple physical adapter ports.

Each vNIC and vHBA created on the adapter automatically corresponds to a vEthernet port on the parent switch to which the Adapter-FEX is connected.

Adapter-FEX supports the following platforms:

FEX-enabled adapters on a server that connects to a switch that supports virtualization of interfaces.

The Cisco Nexus 5500 Series switch and the Cisco Nexus 2200 FEX connected to Cisco Nexus 5500 Series switches.

FEX-capable adapters, which includes the Cisco UCS P81E VIC adapter for the UCS C-series platform, the Cisco UCS M81KR VIC for the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, and third-party adapters, such as the Broadcom BCM57712 CNA, that uses the VNTag technology.


Note DCNM supports Adapter-FEX for the Cisco Nexus 5500 Series switches for Release 5.2(1)N1(1) and later releases. For more information on how to use Adapter-FEX, see the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch NX-OS Operations Guide.


This section includes the following topics:

Accessing the Adapter-FEX Interfaces

Disabling Adapter-FEX on a Device

Displaying Global Settings for VM-FEX

Displaying the VM-FEX Interface Summary Information

Configuring the Traffic Statistics Charts

Accessing the Adapter-FEX Interfaces

You can access and managing the Adapter-FEX virtual Ethernet interfaces from Cisco DCNM Client.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >Adapter-FEX.


NoteIf you do not add the required license to the devices, the Port Security page appears displaying "This feature is not available on the Cisco Data Center Network Management version currently installed."

If you add the Adapter-FEX license but do not assign the license to the devices that you want to manage through Cisco DCNM, the Adapter-FEX page displays "No devices have been selected for licensing."


Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 Expand the desired device.

The list of virtual interfaces appear.

Step 3 (Optional) Click the arrow icon to export the visible summary table contents to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


Enabling the Adapter-FEX on a Device

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >Adapter-FEX.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.


NoteYou must assign the appropriate license to the devices that you want to manage through Cisco DCNM.

You must enable the virtualization feature-set on the device before you enable Adapter-FEX on it.


Step 2 Choose the desired device, right-click the desired switch and select Enable Adapter-FEX or press Ctrl-Shift-E.

VM-FEX brings up the associated features. Adapter-FEX enables the creation of fixed vEthernet interfaces dynamically, FEX, and vPC.

Step 3 (Optional) Choose the device, right-click and select Enable Auto Create or press Ctrl-Shift-N.

Step 4 (Optional) Choose the device, right-click and select Collapse All or press Ctrl-Shift-C.


Disabling Adapter-FEX on a Device

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >Adapter-FEX.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.


Note You must remove all existing vEthernets interfaces, VNTags, and the VETH type port profiles before you disable Adapter-FEX.


Step 2 Choose the desired device, right-click and select Disable Adapter-FEX or press Ctrl-Shift-E.

When you disable VM-FEX on a device, the associated features of VM-FEX, such as Adapter-FEX, FEXes, and vPCs are not disabled.

Step 3 (Optional) Choose the device, right-click and select Disable> Auto Create or press Ctrl-Shift-X.

Step 4 (Optional) Choose the device, right-click and select Collapse All to deselect the device.


Displaying Global Settings for VM-FEX

You can view the global settings of enabling or disabling the support for the automatic and dynamic creation of fixed vEthernet interfaces on a Cisco NX-OS device.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet >Adapter-FEX.

Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 Choose the device.

The default virtual Ethernet policy settings appears as follows:

"Default policy setting to enable and disable auto creation of fixed vEthernet interfaces"

Step 3 (Optional) Click the arrow icon to export the visible summary table contents to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


Displaying the VM-FEX Interface Summary Information

You can view the existing static and dynamically generated floating and nonparticipating vEthernet interfaces and their related details of a device in the summary table. The summary table displays the name, description, channel, port profile mode, admin status, operational status, status description, and server.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet> Adapter FEX.


Note All the fields that appear in this page are read-only.


Devices that support this feature appear in the Summary pane.

Step 2 (Optional) Click the arrow icon to export the visible summary table contents to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Step 3 (Optional) Click the + icon to expand and display the virtual interfaces.

Step 4 (Optional) Choose the desired virtual interface and right-click and select Monitor.

Step 5 (Optional) Choose the device, right-click and select Collapse All to deselect the device.

Configuring the Traffic Statistics Charts

You can configure a traffic statistics chart for a vEthernet interface by using Cisco DCNM.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 From the Feature Selector pane, choose Interfaces > Logical > Virtual Ethernet> Adapter-FEX.

Step 2 (Optional) Click the + icon to expand and display the virtual interfaces.

Step 3 Choose the desired device and click the Statistics tab.

Step 4 From the toolbar, choose New Chart> Traffic Statistics Charts.

The vEthernet Traffic Statistics window appears.

Step 5 From the drop-down list, choose the frequency.

Step 6 Enter the end date and time by clicking on the down arrow.

Step 7 Choose parameters by clicking on the corresponding check-boxes.

Step 8 Click the Start icon to begin monitoring the traffic.

Step 9 Click Show Overview Chart to display the chart.
The chart window appears.

Step 10 (Optional) Click the Stop icon to stop monitoring traffic.


Field Descriptions for Adapter-FEX

This section includes the following field descriptions for the Adapter-FEX feature:

Adapter-FEX: Device Status

Adapter-FEX: Interface: Events

Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Basic Settings

Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

Adapter-FEX: Interface: Port Status

Adapter-FEX: Device Status

Table 8-13 Adapter-FEX: Device Status

Field
Description

Port Mode

Displays the port mode.

Total

Displays the total number of ports.

Active

Displays the active ports.

Admin Down

Displays the admin down ports.

Operationally Down

Displays the operationally down ports.


Adapter-FEX: Interface: Events

Table 8-14 Adapter-FEX: Interface: Events

Field
Description

Source

Displays the source.

Feature

Displays the feature.

Local Time

Displays the local time.

Switch Time

Displays the time on the switch.

Severity

Displays the severity.

Message

Displays the message.

Annotation

Displays the annotation.


Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Basic Settings

Table 8-15 Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Basic Settings

Field
Description

Name

Specifies the name.

Description

Specifies the description.

Bound Interface

Specifies the bound interface

Port Profile

Specifies the port profile.

VIF-Index

Specifies the VIF-Index.

VnTag

Specifies the VNTag.

Admin Status

Displays the admin status.

Channel

Specifies the channel.

Active/Standby Mode

Specifies active or standby mode.


Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

Table 8-16 Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Port Mode Settings

Field
Description

Mode

Specifies mode.

Access

Specifies access VLAN number.


Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

Table 8-17 Adapter-FEX: Port Details: Advanced Settings

Field
Description

IPv4 ACL

Specifies the IPv4 access control list.

Incoming Traffic

Specifies the incoming traffic.

Outgoing Traffic

Specifies the outgoing traffic.

IPv6 ACL

Specifies the IPv6 access control list.

MAC ACL

Specifies the MAC access control list

SPAN

Specifies SPAN.

Session ID

Displays the session ID.

Type

Displays local or global.

Direction

Displays egress or ingress.


Adapter-FEX: Interface: Port Status

Table 8-18 Adapter-FEX: Interface: Port Status

Field
Description

Operational Status

Displays the operational status.

Status Description

Displays the status description.

Status

Displays the status.


Additional References

For additional information related to implementing access and trunk port modes, see the following sections:

Related Documents

Standards

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Port Profiles

Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

VLANs and private VLANs

Cisco Nexus 1000V Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)

System management

Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(2)


Standards

Standards
Title

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.


Feature History for vEthernet Interfaces

This section provides the feature history for vEthernet interface parameters.

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

Adapter-FEX vEthernet interfaces

6.1

This feature was introduced.

Nexus 1000V vEthernet interfaces

5.0

This feature was introduced.

VM-FEX vEthernet interfaces

6.1

This feature was introduced.