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

This chapter provides release-specific information for each new and changed feature in the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 6.x . The latest version of this document is available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9402/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

To check for additional information about Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, see the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Release Notes, Release 6.x available at the following Cisco website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9402/prod_release_notes_list.html

Table 1 summarizes the new and changed features for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 6.x and tells you where they are documented. Your software release might not support all the features in this document. For the latest caveats and feature information, see the Bug Search Tool at https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/ find the release notes for your software release.

 

Table 1 New and Changed Features for Release 6.x

Feature
Description
Changed in Release
Where Documented

SPAN

Added support to remove FabricPath and VLAN tag headers from SPAN packets.

6.2(10)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added the Internal PortLoopback as a nondisruptive health monitoring test.

6.2(10)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

Support for CISCO-BGP-MIBv2

Added the cbgp2 keyword to the snmp-server enable traps command.

6.2(8)

Chapter 11, “Configuring SNMP”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Ability to configure recovery actions for four diagnostic tests.

6.2(8)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

ERSPAN

Added support for ERSPAN destination sessions on F2 and F2e Series modules.

6.2(2)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added NAM support for ERSPAN data sources.

6.2(2)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added support for extended ERSPAN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added support for rule-based ERSPAN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added support for exception ERSPAN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added support for ERSPAN termination on F2 or F2e Series modules.

6.2(2)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

NetFlow

Added support for ingress NetFlow sampling and DHCP relay to be configured on the same interface.

6.2(2)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

NetFlow

Added NAM support for NetFlow data sources.

6.2(2)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

NetFlow

Added support for full NetFlow and sampled NetFlow on the Cisco NetFlow Generation Appliance (NGA).

6.2(2)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

NTP

Introduced the ntp access-group match-all command to cause the access group options to be scanned in order, from least restrictive to most restrictive.

6.2(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP

Introduced the no ntp passive command to prevent NTP from forming associations.

6.2(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP

Added the ability to configure NTP broadcast and multicast servers and multicast clients on an interface.

6.2(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP

Added the ability to enable or disable NTP on an interface.

6.2(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP

NTP access group options are now scanned in order from least restrictive to most restrictive.

6.2(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

SNMP

Added support for AAA exclusive behavior in SNMPv3 servers to authenticate users based on location.

6.2(2)

Chapter 11, “Configuring SNMP”

SNMP

Added the ability to apply both IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs to the same SNMPv3 user or SNMPv3 community.

6.2(2)

Chapter 11, “Configuring SNMP”

SPAN

Added NAM support for SPAN data sources.

6.2(2)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added support for FEX ports as a SPAN source in Tx direction only on F2e Series modules.

6.2(2)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added support for extended SPAN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added support for rule-based SPAN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added support for exception SPAN.

6.2(2)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

XMLIN

Introduced the XMLIN tool to enable you to convert CLI commands to the Network Configuration (NETCONF) protocol.

6.2(2)

Chapter 21, “Converting CLI Commands to Network Configuration Format”

EEE

Added support for EEE on F2e Series modules.

6.1(2)

Chapter 20, “Configuring EEE”

ERSPAN

Added support for ERSPAN on F2e Series modules.

6.1(2)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

NetFlow

Added support for sampled NetFlow on F2 Series and F2e Series modules.

6.1(2)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

NetFlow

Added the flow timeout seconds command for F2 Series and F2e Series modules.

6.1(2)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

ERSPAN

Added support for ERSPAN Type III.

6.1(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added support for Supervisor 2.

6.1(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added support for F2 and M2 Series modules.

6.1(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added support for ERSPAN sampling.

6.1(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added the ability to configure MTU truncation and the source rate limit for each ERSPAN session.

6.1(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

NTP

Increased the length of NTP authentication keys from 8 to 15 alphanumeric characters.

6.1(1)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for Supervisor 2 and M2 Series modules.

6.1(1)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for F2 Series modules for the RewriteEngineLoopback and SnakeLoopback tests.

6.1(1)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for configuring online diagnostics in the admin VDC.

6.1(1)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

PTP

Added PTP support in Layer 3 mode for F2, F2e, and M2 Series modules.

6.1(1)

Chapter 4, “Configuring PTP”

PTP

Added support for M2 Series modules.

6.1(1)

Chapter 4, “Configuring PTP”

PTP

Changed the PTP MAC format from FF:FF to FF:FE.

6.1(1)

Chapter 4, “Configuring PTP”

PTP

Deprecated the vrf option from the ptp source command.

6.1(1)

Chapter 4, “Configuring PTP”

SPAN

Added support for SPAN sampling.

6.1(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Allowed the inband interface to be added as a source from any VDC except the admin VDC.

6.1(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added support for Supervisor 2.

6.1(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added support for M2 Series modules.

6.1(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added FCoE SPAN support on F2 Series modules for storage VDCs.

6.1(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

ERSPAN

ERSPAN and ERSPAN ACLs are not supported on F2 Series modules.

6.0(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

NetFlow

NetFlow is not supported on F2 Series modules.

6.0(1)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

NetFlow

Added support for the collect routing forwarding-status command to trigger the collection of flows denied by ACL entries.

6.0(1)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for F2 Series modules.

6.0(1)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

PTP

Added PTP support on port-channel member ports.

6.0(1)

Chapter 4, “Configuring PTP”

PTP

Added support for F2 Series modules.

6.0(1)

Chapter 4, “Configuring PTP”

SPAN

Added support for F2 Series modules.

6.0(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

NTP

Increased the length of NTP authentication keys from 8 to 15 alphanumeric characters.

5.2(3)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

CFS protocol

Added CFS over Fibre Channel (CFSoFC) distribution support for device alias, DPVM, FC domain, FC port security, FC timer, IVR, and RSCN.

5.2(1)

Chapter 2, “Configuring CFS”

EEM event correlation

Added support for multiple event triggers in a single EEM policy.

5.2(1)

Chapter 20, “Configuring EEE”

ERSPAN

Added ERSPAN source support for Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender interfaces.

5.2(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

ERSPAN

Added the ability to configure the multicast best effort mode for an ERSPAN session.

5.2(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

HTTP proxy server for Smart Call Home

Added the ability to send HTTP messages through an HTTP proxy server.

5.2(1)

Chapter 7, “Configuring Smart Call Home”

LLDP

Added LLDP support for the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender.

5.2(1)

Chapter 18, “Configuring LLDP”

NetFlow

Added NetFlow support on switch virtual interfaces (SVIs) for F1 Series ports.

5.2(1)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

NTP

Added NTP support for all VDCs, enabling them to act as time servers.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP

Added the ability to configure the device as an authoritative NTP server, enabling it to distribute time even when it is not synchronized to an existing time server.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP

Changed the command to enable or disable NTP from [ no ] ntp enable to [ no ] feature ntp .

5.2(1)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP access groups

Added the serve , serve-only, and query-only access group options to control access to additional NTP services.

5.2(1)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Enabled the SpineControlBus test on the standby supervisor.

5.2(1)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Deprecated the SnakeLoopback test on F1 Series modules.

5.2(1)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

PTP

Added support for the Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

5.2(1)

Chapter 4, “Configuring PTP”

SPAN

Added SPAN source support for Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender interfaces.

5.2(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added the ability to configure MTU truncation, the source rate limit, and the multicast best effort mode for each SPAN session.

5.2(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

System message logging

Added the ability to add the description for physical Ethernet interfaces and subinterfaces in the system message log.

5.2(1)

Chapter 6, “Configuring System Message Logging”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for the SnakeLoopback test on F1 Series modules.

5.1(2)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

Bridged NetFlow

Added support for VLAN configuration mode, which enables you to configure VLANs independently of their creation, when configuring bridged NetFlow on a VLAN.

5.1(1)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

DCBXP

This link layer protocol is used to announce, exchange, and negotiate node parameters between peers.

5.1(1)

Chapter 18, “Configuring LLDP”

ERSPAN and ERSPAN ACLs

You can configure ERSPAN to monitor traffic across the IP network.

5.1(1)

Chapter 17, “Configuring ERSPAN”

Online diagnostics (GOLD)

Added support for FIPS and BootupPortLoopback tests.

5.1(1)

Chapter 13, “Configuring Online Diagnostics”

RMON

Enabled RMON by default.

5.1(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

SPAN

Added support for F1 Series modules and increased the number of supported SPAN sessions from 18 to 48.

5.1(1)

Chapter 16, “Configuring SPAN”

Syslog as EEM publisher

You can monitor syslog messages from the switch.

5.1(1)

Chapter 20, “Configuring EEE”

Syslog servers

Increased the number of supported syslog servers from three to eight.

5.1(1)

Chapter 6, “Configuring System Message Logging”

SMTP server configuration for Smart Call Home

You can configure multiple SMTP servers for Smart Call Home.

5.0(2)

Chapter 7, “Configuring Smart Call Home”

VRF support for HTTP transport of Smart Call Home messages

VRFs can be used to send e-mail and other Smart Call Home messages over HTTP.

5.0(2)

Chapter 7, “Configuring Smart Call Home”

Smart Call Home crash notifications

Messages are sent for process crashes on line cards (as well as supervisor modules).

5.0(2)

Chapter 7, “Configuring Smart Call Home”

EEM system policies

Fan EEM policies are modified for the Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch.

5.0(2)

Appendix B, “Embedded Event Manager System Events and Configuration Examples”

LLDP

You can configure the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) in order to discover other devices on the local network.

5.0(2)

Chapter 18, “Configuring LLDP”

NetFlow

You can specify the NetFlow instance for which you want to display NetFlow IPv4 flows and NetFlow table utilization.

5.0(2)

Chapter 19, “Configuring NetFlow”

NTP access groups

You can control access to NTP services by using access groups.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP authentication

You can configure the device to authenticate the time sources to which the local clock is synchronized.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP logging

You can configure NTP logging in order to generate system logs with significant NTP events.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

NTP server configuration

Added the optional key keyword to the ntp server command to configure a key to be used while communicating with the NTP server.

5.0(2)

Chapter 3, “Configuring NTP”

SNMP notifications

Updated the snmp-server enable traps commands.

5.0(2)

Chapter 11, “Configuring SNMP”