This document describes the features, limitations, and caveats for the Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager (VSUM) Release 1.5 software. This update is for Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS), which is a derivative of Cisco Nexus 1000V. Use this document in combination with documents listed in Related Documentation.
Cisco VSUM is a virtual appliance that is registered as a plug-in to the VMware vCenter Server. The Cisco VSUM GUI is an integral part of the VMware vSphere Web Client; it can only be accessed by logging into the VMware vSphere Web Client.
Cisco VSUM simplifies the installation and configuration of the Cisco Nexus 1000V and the Cisco (AVS).
Cisco VSUM enables you to do the following:
Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware vSphere
Install the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch.
Migrate the VMware vSwitch and VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) to the Cisco Nexus 1000V.
Monitor the Cisco Nexus 1000V.
Upgrade the Cisco Nexus 1000V and add hosts from an earlier version to the latest version.
Install the Cisco Nexus 1000V license.
View the health of the virtual machines in your datacenter using the Dashboard - Cisco Nexus 1000V.
Upgrade from an earlier release to Cisco VSUM 1.3.
Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS)
Install the Cisco AVS vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) to ESXi host.
Add hosts to the Cisco AVS.
Upgrade the Cisco AVS.
Upgrade from an earlier release to Cisco VSUM 1.5.
New and Changed Information
Cisco AVS Software Included with VSUM Release 1.5
VSUM Release 1.5 supports the Cisco AVS Release 5.2(1)SV3(1.5).
Upgrading from Earlier Releases to Release 1.5
For the Cisco Nexus 1000V, you can upgrade from Cisco VSUM Release 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, or 1.2.2 to Release 1.3.
For the Cisco AVS, you can upgrade from Cisco VSUM Release 1.0, 1.1, or 1.2, or 1.2.2 to Release 1.5.
Note When upgrading from Cisco VSUM Release 1.2.2 to Release 1.5, do not install the Cisco AVS Release 5.2(1)SV3(1.3a). That Cisco AVS software version is not supported.
For more information about upgrading, see:
Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager Getting Started Guide for Cisco Nexus 1000V
Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager Getting Started Guide for Cisco Application Virtual Switch
This release of the Cisco VSUM supports vSphere 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, and 4.1 release trains for Cisco Nexus 1000V and vSphere 5.5 and 5.1 release trains for Cisco AVS.
VSUM can be used to deploy Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) and Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) on any servers that are listed in the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.
For information on compatibility with Cisco Nexus 1000V, see the Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager Getting Started Guide for Cisco Nexus 1000V.
For information on compatibility with Cisco AVS, see the Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager Getting Started Guide for Cisco Application Virtual Switch.
Limitations and Restrictions
This section describes the limitations and restrictions of the Cisco VSUM Release 1.5.
Upgrading Cisco AVS does not upgrade the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) and the other fabric components. See the Cisco APIC Getting Started Guide for information about upgrading the Cisco APIC.
The following table lists the recommended scalability limits for Cisco VSUM.
Note The limits in the following table refer to single attempts only. You can repeat the tasks for all the hosts/virtual machines in your datacenter.
Table 1 Scalability Limits for the Cisco VSUM
Migrating Cisco Nexus 1000V
Maximum number of hosts that can be migrated in a single attempt
Maximum number of VMs that can be migrated per host
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