About This Guide
This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of this publication, and provides information on how to obtain related documentation.
This guide is for experienced network administrators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining the following:
•Catalyst 6500 series switches, the Catalyst 6500 series and Cisco 7600 series Network Analysis Module (NAM)
•Cisco NAM 2200 Series appliances
–Cisco NAM 2204 appliance
–Cisco NAM 2220 appliance
•Cisco Branch Routers Series Network Enhanced Modules, Network Analysis Module (NME-NAM)
•Cisco WAAS Network Analysis Module Virtual Blade
•Cisco NAM Virtual Service Blade (VSB) on a Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance
•Cisco Service Module-Services Ready Engine, Network Analysis Module (Cisco SRE NAM)
How This Guide is Organized
This guide is organized as follows:
This document uses the following conventions:
Commands and keywords
Variables for which you supply values
Displayed session and system information
Information you enter
Variables you enter
Menu items and button names
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The Catalyst 6500 series switch Cisco IOS documentation set includes these documents:
•Release Notes for Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Network Analysis Module
•Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Network Analysis Module Installation and Configuration Note
•User Guide for the Network Analysis Module Traffic Analyzer, Release 5.1
•Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Module Installation Guide
•Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide
•Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Cisco IOS System Message Guide
•Release Notes for Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Cisco IOS Software, Release X.X
For more information about the other platforms that run with the Network Analysis Module Traffic Analyzer Software, see the following URL:
For more information about the WAAS NAM Virtual Services Blade, see the following URL:
For more information about the Cisco Nexus 1000v NAM Virtual Services Blade, see the following URL:
The Cisco IOS documentation set includes these documents:
•Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide
•Command Reference Guide
For information about MIBs, see this URL:
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