Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 6.x
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Preface

Preface

This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Cisco DCNM for LAN, Release 5.x. It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Audience

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

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter Description

New and Changed Information

Provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature.

Overview of Layer 2

Provides brief descriptions of each feature.

Configuring VLANs

Provides details on configuring VLANs.

Configuring Private VLANs

Provides information on configuring private VLANs.

Configuring Rapid PVST+

Provides information on IEEE 802.1D STP and complete details for configuring Rapid PVST+.

Configuring MST

Provides complete information on configuring MST.

Configuring STP Extensions

Provides details on configuring the Cisco-proprietary STP extensions Bridge Assurance, BPDU Guard, BPDU Filtering, Loop Guard, Root Guard, and PVST Simulation.

Configuring Link-State Tracking

Provides information on configuring LST for redundancy.

Configuring IGMP Snooping

Provides information on configuring IGMP snooping.

Configuring FIP Snooping

Provides information on configuring FCoE Initialization Protocol snooping.

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.

Cisco DCNM Documentation

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

Installation and Licensing

Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide

Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco DCNM for LAN Configuration Guides

Cisco DCNM FabricPath Configuration Guide, 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

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

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

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

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

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

IP Services 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

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

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

SMI-S and Web Services Programming 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 following URL:

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

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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