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UCS Nexus 1000V VMware ESXi 5.1 and Windows 2008 R2 with VMXNET3 paravirtual adapter

Based on VMware Knowledge base articles 2020567 and 2039495

 

Operating System Specific Adapter Policies

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Installation and Deployment

This article is based of a the information found here: http://cvddocs.com/fw/Aug13-555

Adding VLANs to Cisco Nexus 1000v

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.

Adding VLANs to Cisco Nexus 1000v

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":

     conf t
     vlan 16

Nexus 1000v showing blocked port ports on switch

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?

 

Cisco Best practice for deploying a Nexus 1000v on a UCS Series B or Series C server

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:

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