Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Rel. 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Rel. 1.3 Installation and Upgrade Guide
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Related Documentation

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway Documentation

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center Documentation

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


The Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Rel. 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Rel. 1.3 Installation and Upgrade Guide provides procedures for installing Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC).

This preface includes the following sections:

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This guide is for the following professionals who have an understanding of virtualization and experience using VMware tools such as vCenter to create virtual machines:

Security Administrators—Define and administer security policies and rules.

Network Administrators—Manage and associate the security policies to particular port profiles.

ESX Server Administrators—Select the appropriate port-group (Cisco Nexus 1000V equivalent port-profile) for the particular virtual machines (VM).

Organization

This guide includes the following sections:

Part
Title
Description

Part 1

Quick Start Guide for the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway and the Cisco Virtual Network Management Center

Provides procedures for installing the Cisco VNMC and the Cisco VSG. This part of the document should be followed for a first-time installation or for someone new to Cisco VNMC or Cisco VSG.

Part 2

Installation Guide for the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway

Provides more details on the procedures to install the Cisco VSG.

Part 3

Installation Guide for the Cisco Virtual Network Management Center

Provides more details on the procedures to install the Cisco VNMC.

 

Installing the Cisco VSG on a Cisco Nexus 1010 Appliance

Provides details on how to install the Cisco VSG on a Cisco Nexus 1010 appliance.

 

Upgrading the Cisco VSG and the Cisco VNMC

Provides details on how to upgrade the Cisco VSG and Cisco VNMC.


This document (particularly the Quick Start Guide in Part 1) is intended to give you the most effective way to install and set up a basic working configuration of the Cisco VNMC and the Cisco VSG. If Part 1 is followed in the order as the steps are presented, you should have a base upon which you can build a more comprehensive virtual data center and tenant network.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention
Indication

bold font

Commands and keywords and user-entered text appear in bold font.

italic font

Document titles, new or emphasized terms, and arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z }

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[ 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.

courier font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays appear in courier 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.



Note Means reader take note.



Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.


Timesaver Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.



Warning Means reader be warned. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in bodily injury.

Related Documentation

This section contains information about the documentation available for Cisco Virtual Security Gateway and related products.

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway Documentation

The following Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for the Nexus 1000V Series Switch documents are available on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps13095/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Release 1.3 Installation and Upgrade Guide

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch License Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Troubleshooting Guide, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1)

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center Documentation

The following Cisco Virtual Network Management Center documents are available on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11213/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Documentation

The Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch documents are available on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9902/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

Subscribe to the What's New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a free service and Cisco currently supports RSS Version 2.0.