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Registering Devices with the Cisco VNMC
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Registering Devices With the Cisco VNMC

Table Of Contents

Registering Devices With the Cisco VNMC

Registering a Cisco VSG

Registering a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM

Registering vCenter


Registering Devices With the Cisco VNMC


This chapter provides information about registering devices with the Cisco Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC).

This chapter includes the following sections:

Registering a Cisco VSG

Registering a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM

Registering vCenter

Registering a Cisco VSG

You can register a Cisco VSG with the Cisco VNMC. Registration enables communication between the Cisco VSG and the Cisco VNMC.

PROCEDURE


Step 1 Copy the vnmc-vsgpa.1.2.1b.bin file into the Cisco VSG bootflash:.

vsg# copy ftp://guest@172.18.217.188/n1kv/vnmc-vsgpa.1.2.1b.bin bootflash:
 
   

Step 2 On the command line, enter configuration mode.

vsg# configure
 
   

Step 3 Enter config-vnm-policy-agent mode.

vsg (config)# vnm-policy-agent
 
   

Step 4 Set the Cisco VSG registration IP address.

vsg (config-vnm-policy-agent)# registration-ip 209.165.200.225
 
   

Step 5 Assign a strong password for the Cisco VSG.

vsg (config-vnm-policy-agent)# shared-secret ********
 
   

Step 6 Install the policy agent.

vsg (config-vnm-policy-agent)# policy-agent-image bootflash:vnmc-vsgpa.1.2.1b.bin
 
   

Step 7 Exit all modes.

vsg (config-vnm-policy-agent)# top
 
   

Step 8 On the Cisco VSG command line, enter the following command:

vsg# show vnm-pa status
 
   

If registration was successful, you should see the following message:

"VNM Policy-Agent status is - Installed Successfully. Version 1.2(1b)-vsg"
 
   

The Cisco VSG registration is complete.

Step 9 On the command line, enter the following command:

vsg# copy running-config startup-config
 
   

Executing this command ensures that the registration becomes part of the basic configuration.


Registering a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM

You can register a Cisco Nexus 1000V with the Cisco VNMC. Registration enables communication between the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VNMC.

PROCEDURE


Step 1 Copy the vnmc-vsmpa.1.2.1b.bin file into the VSM bootflash:

vsm # copy ftp://guest@172.18.217.188/n1kv/vnmc-vsmpa.1.2.1b.bin bootflash:
 
   

Step 2 Enter configure to enter configuration mode.

n1kv# configure

Step 3 Enter config-vnm-policy-agent mode.

n1kv (config)# vnm-policy-agent

Step 4 Set the 1000V registration IP address.

n1kv (config-vnm-policy-agent)# registration-ip 209.165.200.226

Step 5 Assign a strong password for the VSG.

n1kv (config-vnm-policy-agent)# shared-secret ********

Step 6 Install the policy agent.

n1kv (config-vnm-policy-agent)# policy-agent-image bootflash:vnmc-vsmpa.1.2.1b.bin

Step 7 Exit all modes.

n1kv (config-vnm-policy-agent)# top

Step 8 On the command line, enter the following command:

n1kv# show vnm-pa status

If registration was successful, you should see the following message:

"VNM Policy-Agent status is - Installed Successfully. Version 1.2(1b)-vsm"

The Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM registration is completed.

Step 9 On the command line, enter the following command.

n1kv# copy running-config startup-config

Executing this command ensures that the registration becomes part of the basic configuration.


What To Do Next

See the Cisco Virtual Network Management Center CLI Configuration Guide for detailed information about configuring the Cisco VNMC using the CLIs.

Registering vCenter

You can register vCenter with the Cisco VNMC.

PROCEDURE


Step 1 Log into the Cisco VNMC.

Step 2 In the Cisco VNMC, choose Administration > VM Managers.

Step 3 In the Navigation pane, right-click VM Managers.

Step 4 Choose Export vCenter Extension.

Step 5 In the dialog box that appears, choose the appropriate extension, and click Save.

Step 6 Log into vSphere.

Step 7 In your vSphere client, log into vCenter.

Step 8 Choose Plug-ins > Manage Plug-ins.

Step 9 Right-click the empty space and click New Plug-in.

Step 10 Browse to the VNMC vCenter extension file, and then click Register Plug-in.

Step 11 Click Ignore for any security warning.

You should see a message that reports a successful registration.

Step 12 Log into the Cisco VNMC and choose Administration > VM Managers.

Step 13 In the Navigation pane, right-click VM Managers.

Step 14 Click Add VM Manager.

Step 15 Enter the vCenter name and IP address information and click OK.

The Successful Addition State field should display the word Enabled, and the Operational State field should display the version information.

vCenter is registered.