Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide, Release 6.x
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

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Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the audience, organization and conventions of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide. It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

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

Chapter 1 "Overview"

Provides an overview of the Cisco NX-OS 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 Bidirectional Forwarding Detection"

Describes how to configure Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) to provide fast forwarding-path failure detection times for media types, encapsulations, topologies, and routing protocols.

Chapter 6 "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 7 "Configuring vPCs"

Describes how to configure virtual port channels (vPCs).

Chapter 8 "Configuring IP Tunnels"

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

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

Describes how to configure IEEE 802.1Q-in-Q (Q-in-Q) VLAN tunnels and Layer 2 protocol tunneling.

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

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Convention
Description

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.


Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information that the switch displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information that you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

< >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


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

Cisco NX-OS includes the following documents:

Release Notes

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Release Notes, Release 6.x

NX-OS Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Configuration Examples, Release 5.x

Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Configuration Guide

Configuring Feature Set for FabricPath

Cisco NX-OS FCoE Configuration Guide for Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco MDS 9500

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS LISP Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MPLS Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS OTV Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series OTV Quick Start Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide, Release 5.x

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Quick Start

NX-OS Command References

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Command Reference Master Index

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Command Reference

Cisco NX-OS FCoE Command Reference for Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco MDS 9500

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS High Availability Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS LISP Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MPLS Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS OTV Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Security Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Command Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Command Reference

Other Software Documents

Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MIB Quick Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide, Release 6.x

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco NX-OS XML Interface User Guide

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