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Cisco Nexus 1010 Management Software Release Notes, Release 4.2(1) SP1(2)

Contents

Software Features

Management Software

Virtual Supervisor Module

Network Analysis Module

Software Compatibility

Limitations and Restrictions

Configuration Limits

Domain ID and HA Role Cannot Be Changed

Boot Variables Cannot Be Manually Configured

Changing the Control or Mgmt VLAN Requires a Reload

DNS Resolution

Caveats

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Available Documents

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Nexus 1010 Management Software Release Notes, Release 4.2(1) SP1(2)


Updated: July 17, 2013
OL-22829-01-B0

This document describes the features, limitations, and caveats for the Cisco Nexus 1010 management software. Use this document in combination with documents listed in the "Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request" section.

Part Number
Revision
Date
Description

OL-22829-01

B0

4/19/11

Added DNS Resolution to the Limitations and Restrictions section.

OL-22829-01

A0

1/31/11

Created Release Notes for Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)


Contents

This document includes the following information about the Cisco Nexus 1010 management software.

Software Features

Software Compatibility

Limitations and Restrictions

Caveats

Available Documents

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Software Features

This section describes the following new software features:

Management Software

Virtual Supervisor Module

Network Analysis Module

Management Software

The Cisco Nexus 1010 management software controls the virtual services and blades running on the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance. These include up to four Cisco Nexus 1000V VSMs and a Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM).

Cisco Nexus 1010 software is pre installed as an ISO image that includes the following components:

Cisco Nexus 1010 kickstart image
This is the Cisco Nexus 1010 Management Software.

Hypervisor (KVM Linux) with a Cisco Nexus 1010 agent

Virtual Supervisor Module

The Cisco Nexus 1010 Management Software can manage up to four virtual supervisor modules (VSMs), each controlling a group of virtual Ethernet modules (VEMs). If you are using Layer 3 Control, the VEMs can also be in different Layer 3 domains. From a network management perspective. a VSM and the VEMs it controls make up a virtual switch; and the Cisco Nexus 1010 and the multiple virtual switches it hosts are viewed as a cluster of switches.

You can create redundant VSMs on the Cisco Nexus 1010 with the Cisco Nexus 1000V software image. The current version is bundled as an ISO image and included in the Cisco Nexus 1010 repository folder in the bootflash directory.

For more information about creating virtual services, see the Cisco Nexus 1010 Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2).

Network Analysis Module

You can create a network analysis module (NAM) on the Cisco Nexus 1010 with the NAM ISO image included in the Cisco Nexus 1010 repository folder in the bootflash directory.

To create a NAM virtual service see the Cisco Nexus 1010 Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2).

For more information about Cisco NAM, see the Cisco Network Analysis Module Software Documentation Guide, 4.2.

Software Compatibility

The Cisco Nexus 1010 management software is compatible with the following minimum software versions:

Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.0(4)SV1(3)

Cisco Network Analysis Module Release 4.2.1

The Cisco Nexus 1010 management software works with all Ethernet switches.

Limitations and Restrictions

Configuration Limits

Domain ID and HA Role Cannot Be Changed

Boot Variables Cannot Be Manually Configured

Changing the Control or Mgmt VLAN Requires a Reload

DNS Resolution

Caveats

Configuration Limits

Use the following configuration limits for the Cisco Nexus 1010 management software:

Component
Supported Limit

VSM

4 Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM (2 GB RAM each) 1

NAM

1 Cisco Network Analysis Module (2 GB RAM) 1

Hosts
(ESX or ESXi)

256
(4 VSMs with up to 64 hosts each)

Data Center per Cisco Nexus 1010 HA pair

1

 

1 Limited by available RAM on the Cisco Nexus 1010.


Domain ID and HA Role Cannot Be Changed

The configured domain ID and HA role (standalone, primary, or secondary) can never be changed. To change the domain ID or the HA role, you must use the write erase command.

Boot Variables Cannot Be Manually Configured

The boot variables cannot be configured manually. To change the boot variables, you must enter the install nexus1010 command. This command installs the software from the bootflash:/repository directory and updates the boot variables with the name of the software image.

Changing the Control or Mgmt VLAN Requires a Reload

If you change the control or management VLAN, you must reload the software before the change takes effect.

DNS Resolution

The Cisco Nexus 1010 (1000V) cannot resolve a domain name or hostname to an IP address.

Caveats

This section includes the following topics:

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

The following are descriptions of the open caveats in Cisco Nexus 1010 Release 4.2(1)SP1(2). The Bug ID will link you into the Cisco Bug Toolkit.

Bug ID
Caveat Headline

CSCte90627

Incorrect management IP (iPV6) address shown in show virtual-service-blade command output.

CSCtl79447

The login v-s-b name [primary | secondary] command is not working as expected for standby CPPA.

CSCth21083

The show cdp neighbors command does not display the uplink switch.


Resolved Caveats

The following are descriptions of the caveats that were resolved in Cisco Nexus 1010 Release 4.2(1)SP1(2). The Bug ID will link you into the Cisco Bug Toolkit.

Bug ID
Caveat Headline

CSCti40301

A Cisco Nexus 1010 standby VSB is not provisioned if you add a description when creating a pair of HA virtual service blades.

CSCte96836

VSB type name is not seen for the standby CPPA manager in show virt name vsb command output.

CSCtf36866

KVM console to show state when Enter pressed

CSCti71155

The svs mode L3 command is not supported on the Cisco Nexus 1010.


Available Documents

This section lists the documents used with the Cisco Nexus 1000V and Cisco Nexus 1010 and available on Cisco.com at the following urls:

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

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12752/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

General Information

Cisco Nexus 1000V Documentation Roadmap, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Compatibility Information, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Management Software Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Install and Upgrade

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module Software Installation Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus 1010 Software Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V License Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Getting Started Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Interface Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Port Profile Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Quality of Service Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Security Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1010 Software Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Programming Guide

Cisco Nexus 1000V XML API User Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Reference Guides

Cisco Nexus 1000V Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V MIB Quick Reference

Cisco Nexus 1010 Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SP1(2)

Troubleshooting and Alerts

Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)

Cisco Nexus 1000V Password Recovery Guide

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Virtual Security Gateway Documentation

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

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(1) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Release 1.0.1 Installation Guide

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

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

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

Virtual Network Management Center

Release Notes for Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Release 1.0.1

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Release 4.2(1)VSG1(1) and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center, Release 1.0.1 Installation Guide

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center CLI Configuration Guide, Release 1.0.1

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.0.1

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center XML API Reference Guide, Release 1.0.1

Network Analysis Module Documentation

Cisco Network Analysis Module Software Documentation Guide, 4.2

Cisco Nexus 1000V NAM Virtual Service Blade Installation and Configuration Guide

Network Analysis Module Command Reference Guide, 4.2

User Guide for the Cisco Network Analysis Module Virtual Service Blades, 4.2

Cisco Network Analysis Module Software Release Notes, 4.2

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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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request" section.