Cisco UCS Manager VM-FEX for VMware CLI Configuration Guide, Release 2.1
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This preface includes the following sections:


This guide is intended primarily for data center administrators with responsibilities and expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Server administration
  • Storage administration
  • Network administration
  • Network security


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Main titles such as window, dialog box, and wizard titles appear in this font.

Document titles

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TUI elements

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System output

Terminal sessions and information that the system displays appear in this font.

CLI commands

CLI command keywords appear in this font.

Variables in a CLI command appear in this 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.


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

< >

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.


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


Means the following information will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not be troubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information, similar to a Timesaver.


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


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



This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.


Related Documentation

UCS Documentation Roadmaps

For a complete list of all B-Series documentation, see the Cisco UCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap available at the following URL: http:/​/​​go/​unifiedcomputing/​b-series-doc.

For a complete list of all C-Series documentation, see the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap available at the following URL: http:/​/​​go/​unifiedcomputing/​c-series-doc.

VM-FEX for VMware Documentation

The following documentation is available for Cisco Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) for VMware:

  • Roadmap that lists all documentation for Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) at the following URL: http:/​/​​go/​unifiedcomputing/​b-series-doc
  • The Unify Virtual and Physical Networking with Cisco Virtual Interface Card White Paper
  • The Cisco Unified Computing System with Cisco VM-FEX and VMware VMDirectPath2 Deployment Guide

Other Documentation Resources

An ISO file containing all B and C-Series documents is available at the following URL: http:/​/​​cisco/​software/​type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821. From this page, click Unified Computing System (UCS) Documentation Roadmap Bundle.

The ISO file is updated after every major documentation release.

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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.

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