Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide, Release 6.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 Interfaces Configuration Guide. The latest version of this document is available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/6_x/nx-os/interfaces/configuration/guide/if_cli.html

For additional information about Cisco NX-OS, see the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Release Notes. Release notes are 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 Interfaces Configuration Guide, and tells you where they are documented.

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Cisco NX-OS 

Feature
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

BFD for IPv6 Static

Added support for configuring BFD for IPv6 static routes on an interface.

6.2(2a)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

Error Disabled

Added the ability to view error disabled recovery and detection runtime information.

6.2(2)

Chapter 2 "Configuring Basic Interface Parameters"

Show Interface Status Error Policy

Allows you to view information about interfaces and VLANS that receive an error during policy programming.

6.2(2)

Chapter 2 "Configuring Basic Interface Parameters"

Clear SNMP counters from an interface

Added the ability to clear SNMP counters from the interface.

6.2(2)

Chapter 2 "Configuring Basic Interface Parameters"

SVI Autostate Disable

Allows you to disable SVI autostate behavior by allowing an SVI to stay up even if no interface is up in the corresponding VLAN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 3 "Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces"

BFD on IPv6

Added support for BFD on IPv6.

6.2(2)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

BFD on OSPFv3

Added support for BFD on OPSPv3.

6.2(2)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

BFD on IS-ISv6

Added support for BFD on IS-ISv6.

6.2(2)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

Asymmetric

Allows you to change the hash mechanism in F2 or F2e modules to asymmetric (symmetric by default), which prevents traffic-drop occuring during bi-directional forwarding and improves load balancing.

6.2(2)

Chapter 6 "Configuring Port Channels"

Mode Auto Command

Allows you to enable certain commands simultaneously.

6.2(2)

Chapter 7 "Configuring vPCs"

Multicast load balance

Allows two peers to be partially designated forwarders when both vPC paths are up.

6.1(3)

Chapter 7 "Configuring vPCs"

Result Bundle Hash load balancing

Added support for the RBH modulo mode to improve load balancing across port channels.

6.1(3)

Chapter 6 "Configuring Port Channels"

Minimum links for FEX fabric port channel

Added the ability to configure a minimum number of links for the FEX fabric port channel.

6.1(3)

Chapter 6 "Configuring Port Channels"

Slow Drain Device Detection and Congestion Avoidance

Added support for the slow drain device detection feature.

6.1(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces"

BFD support on F2 Series and M2 Series modules

Added support for F2 Series and M2 Series modules.

6.1(1)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

There are no changes since Release 5.2(1)

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Fabric Extender (FEX)

Fabric Extender ports have Layer 3 support for host connectivity, and vPCs can be configured through Fabric Extenders (Host vPC).

5.2(1)

Chapter 4 "Configuring Layer 3 Interfaces"

Chapter 7 "Configuring vPCs"

BFD SHA1 Authentication

Supports SHA-1 authentication of BFD packets.

5.2(1)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

Default Interfaces

Allows you to clear the existing configuration of multiple interface types.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces"

SVI Autostate Exclude

Allows you to exclude a port from the VLAN interface link-up calculation when there are multiple ports in the VLAN.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3 "Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces"

vPC

Configures auto recovery support, provides system display of MST to VLAN consistency failures, FabricPath configuration support, and a vPC connection to Cisco 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

5.2(1)

Chapter 7 "Configuring vPCs"

Rate Limits

Configures rate limits for packets that reach the supervisor.

5.1(1)

Chapter 2 "Configuring Basic Interface Parameters"

Inband Management in the Nexus Chassis

Configures inband management in the Cisco Nexus 7000 switches when there are only F1 series module in the chassis.

5.1(1)

Chapter 4 "Configuring Layer 3 Interfaces"

F1 series modules and M1 series modules for the port channel

Supports bundling of 16 active ports simultaneously into a port channel on the F series module. On the M Series module, you can bundle up to 8 active and 8 standby.

5.1(1)

Chapter 6 "Configuring Port Channels"

LACP Port-Channel MinLinks and MaxBundle

Configures LACP port-channel minlinks and LACP port-channel maxbundle.

5.1(1)

Chapter 6 "Configuring Port Channels"

BFD

Makes network profiling and planning easier and reconvergence time consistent and predictable.

5.0(2)

Chapter 5 "Configuring Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

Q-in-Q Tunneling

Enables the segregation of traffic for different customers while still giving you a full range of VLANs for your use.

5.0(2)

Chapter 9 "Configuring Q-in-Q VLAN Tunnels"

vPC and STP Convergence

Supports bringing up the vPC on a switch when its peer fails to function. Enables the vPC switch pair to appear as a single STP root in the Layer 2 topology.

5.0(2)

Chapter 7 "Configuring vPCs"