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


This publication is for experienced network administrators who configure and maintain Cisco NX-OS 7000 Series switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters:


Overview Provides an overview of all the features in this guide.
Configuring Domain Parameters Describes configuration information for domain parameters, domain IDs, and FC IDs.
Configuring NPIV Describes how to configure N-port interface virtualization.
Configuring VSAN Trunking Explains TE ports and trunking concepts and describes how to configure VSAN trunking how to enable trunking protocols.
Configuring and Managing VSANs Describes how virtual SANs (VSANs) work, explains the concept of default VSANs, isolated VSANs, VSAN IDs, and attributes, and provides details on how to create, delete, and view VSANs.
DPVM Describes how to dynamically assign VSANs to a port.
Configuring and Managing Zones Defines various zoning concepts and provides details on configuring a zone set and zone management features.
Distributing Device Alias Services Describes the use of the Distributed Device Alias Services (device alias) to distribute device alias names on a fabric-wide basis.
Configuring Fibre Channel Routing Services and Protocols Provides details and configuration information on Fibre Channel routing services and protocols.
Managing FLOGI, Name Server, FDMI, an RSCN Databases Provides name server and fabric login details required to manage storage devices and display registered state change notification (RSCN) databases.
Advanced Fibre Channel Features and Concepts Describes the advanced configuration features-time out values, fctrace, fabric analyzer, world wide names, flat FC IDs, loop monitoring, and interoperating switches.
Configuring FC-SP and DHCHAP Describes the DHCHAP protocol, an FC-SP protocol, that provides authentication between SAN switches and other devices.
Configuring Port Security Provides details on port security features that can prevent unauthorized access to a switch port in the Cisco SAN switches.
Configuring Fabric Binding Describes the fabric binding security feature for VSANs, which ensures that ISLs are only enabled between specific switches.
Configuring Port Tracking Describes the port tracking feature and provides information to enable port tracking and to configure linked ports.
IVR Describes how to enable IVR and IVR distribution.
IVR NAT and Auto Topology Describes how to configure IVR NAT and Auto Topology.

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:


Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.


Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

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