Cisco vPath Ecosystem, Release 2.5

Enabling Cisco vPath

Enabling Cisco vPath

To enable vPath, see the Cisco vPath and vServices Reference Guide for VMware vSphere at the following location:

Cisco vPath and vServices Reference Guide for VMware vSphere

The following example displays how to configure Cisco VSG and Citrix NetScaler 1000V by defining services nodes, creating a service path, adding service nodes in the path, and enabling this service path in a port-profile. Similarly, you can add other service nodes in the service chain.


Step 1 Login to your Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM console.

Step 2 Define the vService node in the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM.

switch# configuration terminal
switch(config)# vservice node <VSG-node-name> type vsg
switch# (config-vservice-node)# ip address <VSG Data IP>
switch# (config-vservice-node)# adjacency l3
switch# (config-vservice-node)# fail-mode close
switch# (config-vservice-node)# end
switch#

switch# configuration terminal
switch(config)# vservice node <VPX-node-name> type adc
switch# (config-vservice-node)# ip address <Data IP>
switch# (config-vservice-node)# adjacency l3
switch# (config-vservice-node)# fail-mode close
switch# (config-vservice-node)# end
switch#

Step 3 Add the nodes under the service path in a chain.


Note On the Cisco vPath Ecosystem service chain, Cisco VSG and Citrix NetScaler 1000V must be on one service path, and Cisco ASA 1000V and Cisco vWAAS must be on another service path.


switch# configuration terminal
switch(config)# vservice path <Chain name>
switch(config-vservice-path)# node <VSG-node-name> profile <VSG-SP-profile-name> order 
<number>
switch(config-vservice-path)# node <VPX-node-name> order <number>

Step 4 Add the service chain to a VM port-profile that is protected by the service chain.

Configure the service nodes in the service chain and associate the port-profile to traffic VM.

switch# configuration terminal
switch(config)# port-profile type vethernet <name>
switch(config-port-prof)# vmware port-group
switch(config-port-prof)# switchport mode access
switch(config-port-prof)# org root/<tenant name>
switch(config-port-prof)# switchport access vlan <VM vlan>
switch(config-port-prof)# vservice path <Chain name>
switch(config-port-prof)# no shutdown
switch(config-port-prof)# state enabled
switch# (config-vservice-node)# end
switch#

Step 5 Verify the nodes status.

switch# sh vservice node brief 
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                                   Node Information
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ID Name                     Type   IP-Address      Mode   State   Module
  2 VSG                      vsg    5.5.5.30        l3     Alive   3,            
  9 ASA                      asa    60.1.1.16       v-555  Alive   3,128,
13 WAAS                     vwaas  173.1.1.112     v-557  Alive   3,
20 VPX                      adc    5.5.5.225       l3     Alive   3,


switch# sh vservice detail 

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                                   License Information
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mod  VSG-Lic-Count  ASA-Lic-Count
  3              2              2
128              0              2

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                                   Node Information
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Node ID:2      Name:VSG
Type:vsg       IPAddr:5.5.5.30         Fail:close  L3
Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
  3  Alive     --                         2

Node ID:9      Name:ASA
Type:asa       IPAddr:60.1.1.16        Fail:close  Vlan:555
Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
  3  Alive     00:50:56:9d:4b:44          2
128  Alive     00:50:56:9d:4b:44          2

Node ID:13     Name:WAAS
Type:vwaas     IPAddr:173.1.1.112      Fail:close  Vlan:557
Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
  3  Alive     00:50:56:9d:7f:3c          2

Node ID:20     Name:VPX
Type:adc       IPAddr:5.5.5.225        Fail:close  L3
Mod  State     MAC-Addr                VVer
  3  Alive     --                         2