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

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization

Document 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


This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) . It also provides information about how to obtain related documentation.

This preface includes the following sections:

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This publication is for those who have an understanding of virtualization and experience with using VMware tools to create virtual machines and have the following responsibilities:

Security Administration—Define and administer security policies and rules.

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

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


Note Knowledge of VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch is not a prerequisite.


Document Organization

This document is organized as follows:

Chapter and Title
Description

Chapter 1 "Cisco Virtual Security Gateway Overview"

Provides an overview of the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway.

Chapter 2 "Cisco Virtual Security Gateway Command-Line Interface"

Describes how to use the CLI on a Cisco Virtual Security Gateway.

Chapter 3 "Configuring the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway"

Describes how to configure the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway port profile on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series switch for protecting network traffic.

Chapter 4 "Cisco Virtual Security Gateway System Management"

Describes CLI configurable aspects of the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway.

Chapter 5 "Cisco Virtual Security Gateway High Availability"

Describes Cisco Virtual Security Gateway high availability concepts and configuration.

Chapter 6 "Cisco Virtual Security Gateway Firewall Profiles and Policy Objects"

Describes how to verify Cisco Virtual Security Gateway firewall policy configurations.


Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Convention
Description

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

{ }

Elements in curly brackets are required.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

[ 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.


Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

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

boldface screen font

Information that 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

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

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