Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide
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Preface

Preface

This preface contains the following sections:

Audience

This publication is for network administrators who configure and maintain Cisco Nexus devices and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use the following conventions:

Convention Description
bold

Bold text indicates the commands and keywords that you enter literally as shown.

Italic

Italic text indicates arguments for which the user supplies the values.

[x]

Square brackets enclose an optional element (keyword or argument).

[x | y]

Square brackets enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical bar indicate an optional choice.

{x | y}

Braces enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical bar indicate a required choice.

[x {y | z}]

Nested set of square brackets or braces indicate optional or required choices within optional or required elements. Braces and a vertical bar within square brackets indicate a required choice within an optional element.

variable

Indicates a variable for which you supply values, in context where italics cannot be used.

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

Examples use the following conventions:

Convention Description
screen font

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

boldface screen font

Information 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 for Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Software

The entire Cisco NX-OS 3000 Series documentation set is available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps11541/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html

Release Notes

The release notes are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps11541/​prod_​release_​notes_​list.html

Installation and Upgrade Guides

The installation and upgrade guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps11541/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html

License Information

For information about feature licenses in NX-OS, see the Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide, available at the following URL: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​switches/​datacenter/​sw/​nx-os/​licensing/​guide/​b_​Cisco_​NX-OS_​Licensing_​Guide.html.

For the NX-OS end user agreement and copyright information, see License and Copyright Information for Cisco NX-OS Software, available at the following URL: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​switches/​datacenter/​sw/​4_0/​nx-os/​license_agreement/​nx-ossw_​lisns.html.

Programming Guides

The XML Interface User Guide and other programming guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps11541/​products_​programming_​reference_​guides_​list.html

Technical References

The technical references are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps11541/​prod_​technical_​reference_​list.html

Error and System Messages

The error and system message reference guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps11541/​products_​system_​message_​guides_​list.html

Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Software

Release Notes

The release notes are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​prod_​release_​notes_​list.html

Configuration Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​products_​installation_​and_​configuration_​guides_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Adapter-FEX Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Fabric Manager Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Software Configuration Guide
  • Configuration Limits for Cisco NX-OS
  • FabricPath Configuration Guide
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet Configuration Guide
  • Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide
  • Multicast Routing Configuration Guide
  • Operations Guide
  • SAN Switching Configuration Guide
  • Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Security Configuration Guide
  • System Management Configuration Guide
  • Unicast Routing Configuration Guide

Maintain and Operate Guides

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Operations Guides for various features are available at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​prod_​maintenance_​guides_​list.html.

Installation and Upgrade Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Hardware Installation
  • Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guides
  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Licensing Guide

The License and Copyright Information for Cisco NX-OS Software is available at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​switches/​datacenter/​sw/​4_0/​nx-os/​license_agreement/​nx-ossw_​lisns.html.

Command References

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​prod_​command_​reference_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Command Reference Master Index
  • Fabric Extender Command Reference
  • FabricPath Command Reference
  • Fibre Channel Command Reference
  • Fundamentals Command Reference
  • Layer 2 Interfaces Command Reference
  • Multicast Routing Command Reference
  • QoS Command Reference
  • Security Command Reference
  • System Management Command Reference
  • TrustSec Command Reference
  • Unicast Routing Command Reference
  • vPC Command Reference

Technical References

The Cisco Nexus 5000 and Cisco Nexus 2000 MIBs Reference is available at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​switches/​datacenter/​nexus5000/​sw/​mib/​reference/​NX5000_​MIBRef.html.

Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Software

Release Notes

The release notes are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​prod_​release_​notes_​list.html

Configuration Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​products_​installation_​and_​configuration_​guides_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Adapter-FEX Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS FabricPath Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS FCoE Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide

Installation and Upgrade Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html

The document in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guides

Licensing Guide

The License and Copyright Information for Cisco NX-OS Software is available at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​switches/​datacenter/​sw/​4_0/​nx-os/​license_agreement/​nx-ossw_​lisns.html.

Command References

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9670/​prod_​command_​reference_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Fabric Extender Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS FabricPath Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Interfaces Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Interfaces Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Security Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS System Management Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS TrustSec Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS Virtual Port Channel Command Reference

Error and System Messages

The Cisco Nexus 5500 Series NX-OS System Message Guide is available at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​switches/​datacenter/​nexus5500/​sw/​system_messages/​reference/​sl_​nxos_​book.html.

Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Software

The entire Cisco NX-OS 6000 Series documentation set is available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps12806/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html

Configuration Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​c/​en/​us/​support/​switches/​nexus-6000-series-switches/​products-installation-and-configuration-guides-list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Adapter-FEX Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS FCoE Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide

Installation and Upgrade Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​c/​en/​us/​support/​switches/​nexus-6000-series-switches/​products-installation-guides-list.html

The document in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guides

Licensing Guide

The License and Copyright Information for Cisco NX-OS Software is available at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​docs/​switches/​datacenter/​sw/​4_0/​nx-os/​license_agreement/​nx-ossw_​lisns.html.

Command References

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​c/​en/​us/​support/​switches/​nexus-6000-series-switches/​products-command-reference-list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Fabric Extender Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Interfaces Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Security Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS System Management Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS TrustSec Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Command Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Virtual Port Channel Command Reference

Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software

The entire Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS documentation set is available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​us/​products/​ps9402/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html

Release Notes

The release notes are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9402/​prod_​release_​notes_​list.html

Configuration Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9402/​products_​installation_​and_​configuration_​guides_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Configuration Examples
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS IP SLAs 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 NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Verified Scalability Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Virtual Device Context Quick Start
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS OTV Quick Start Guide
  • Cisco NX-OS FCoE Configuration Guide for Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco MDS 9500
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide

Command References

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9402/​prod_​command_​reference_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Command Reference Master Index
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS FabricPath Command Reference
  • 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 Configuration Guide
  • 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
  • Cisco NX-OS FCoE Command Reference for Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco MDS 9500

Other Software Documents

You can locate these documents starting at the following landing page:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​us/​products/​ps9402/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS MIB Quick Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide
  • Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide
  • Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference
  • Cisco NX-OS XML Interface User Guide

Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Software

The entire Cisco NX-OS 9000 Series documentation set is available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps13386/​tsd_​products_​support_​series_​home.html

Release Notes

The release notes are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps13386/​prod_​release_​notes_​list.html

Configuration Guides

These guides are available at the following URL:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps13386/​products_​installation_​and_​configuration_​guides_​list.html

The documents in this category include:

  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series NX-OS Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Verified Scalability Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS VXLAN Configuration Guide

Other Software Documents

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series and 9000 Series NX-OS MIB Quick Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Programmability Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS System Messages Reference
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide
  • Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide
  • Cisco NX-OS XML Interface User Guide

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