This is the simple process to follow when adding a VLAN and subsequent VMware VM access port group and to a Cisco Nexus 1000v switch.
The annoyance is that you can monitor the configuration of your Nexus 1000v through VMware Virtual Center; however you can't configure it. All Nexus 1000v configuration must be done at the command line.
In this post I present to you the configuration commands I use when adding an additional VLAN to a Nexus 1000v switch.
Create a VLAN and name it correctly:
First step is to create a VLAN and give it a name. I like to name my VLANs in line with their VMware port group name. Here I'm creating VLAN 16 and calling it "VM_VLAN_16":
This occurs any time the VSM cannot communicate with the VEM. Are you using L2 or L3 deployment? I resolved a lot of niggly issues once I moved to L3.
Does the VSM see the redundant VSM and all the VEMs as installed modules?
Summary of Recommendations
This document will outline the technical details of these recommendations for most customers deploying the Nexus 1000V on UCS B and C Series servers (C series managed via UCSM), but we will provide an upfront list here to outline the key points: