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    VCE Vblock® Systems Upgrade Guide from Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1a) to 5.2(1)SV3(1.2)

    Document revision 1.5

    October 2015

  • Revision history

    Date Document revision

    Description of changes

    October 2015 1.5 Added updates information about upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch VSM from 2-GB HDD to a 3-GB HDD.

    June 2015 1.4 Added support for upgrading from Cisco Nexus software release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1a) to 5.2(1)SV3(1.2).

    April 2015 1.3 Added content to the section “Converting the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch from Layer 2 to Layer 3 mode.”

    March 2015 1.2 Added support for Vblock System 540 and 740 and Vblock System Release 5.0.

    February 2015 1.1 Added support for the Vblock System 200 Series.

    Added minimum RCM release information to the Software prerequisites section.

    January 2015 1.0 Initial release.

    VCE Vblock® Systems Upgrade Guide for Cisco 1000V Switch Revision history

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  • Contents

    Introduction.................................................................................................................................................4

    Accessing VCE documentation.................................................................................................................5

    Upgrade overview.......................................................................................................................................6

    Upgrade prerequisites................................................................................................................................7 Software prerequisites............................................................................................................................7 Configuration prerequisites.................................................................................................................... 7

    Converting the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch from Layer 2 to Layer 3 mode..................................... 8 Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch VSM from 2-GB HDD to a 3-GB HDD........................12

    Prerequisite tasks.................................................................................................................................14

    Estimating the upgrade time....................................................................................................................16

    Installing Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager....................................................................................17

    Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch ............................................................................................18

    Setting security configuration options...................................................................................................19

    Enabling Layer 3 security........................................................................................................................ 20

    Enabling port security..............................................................................................................................21

    Additional references............................................................................................................................... 23

    Contents VCE Vblock® Systems Upgrade Guide for Cisco 1000V Switch

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  • Introduction This document describes how to upgrade an existing Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch running version 4.2(1)SV2(2.1a) to the software release 5.2(1)SV3(1.2).

    These upgrade instructions apply to the following Vblock Systems:

    • Vblock System 700 Series

    • Vblock System 540

    • Vblock System 300 Series

    • Vblock System 200 Series

    The VCE Glossary provides terms, definitions, and acronyms that are related to Vblock Systems.

    To suggest documentation changes and provide feedback on this book, send an email message to docfeedback@vce.com. Include the name of this book and the topic name where your comment applies.

    When to use this guide

    Use this guide to upgrade an existing Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch running version 4.2(1)SV2(2.1a) to the software release 5.2(1)SV3(1.2).

    For information about upgrading Refer to

    From one Vblock System release to another VCE Vblock System Upgrade Roadmap

    From one VMware vSphere release to another VCE Vblock System Upgrade Roadmap

    VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations software VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Upgrade Guide

    Related information

    Accessing VCE documentation (see page 5)

    VCE Vblock® Systems Upgrade Guide for Cisco 1000V Switch Introduction

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  • Upgrade overview The Cisco Nexus 1000V release 3.1 introduces the Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager (VSUM), which is a graphical user interface to upgrade the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch components, such as Virtual Supervisor Modules (VSMs) and Virtual Ethernet Modules (VEMs) on VMware ESXi hosts. VCE recommends using the Cisco VSUM to perform the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch upgrades on Vblock Systems.

    Note: If the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch does not meet the hardware CPU requirements listed in the System Requirements topic of the Installing Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager section in the Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager Getting Started Guide for Cisco Nexus 1000V, you can use the CLI to upgrade the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch without the VSUM.

    This guide contains information on installing and upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch using the VSUM and CLI methods as per the standard VCE configuration.

    VCE Vblock® Systems Upgrade Guide for Cisco 1000V Switch Upgrade overview

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  • Upgrade prerequisites

    Software prerequisites • As part of the upgrade procedure, the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch must be running release

    4.2(1)SV2(2.1a) to upgrade to the 5.2(1)SV3(1.2) release using this upgrade guide.

    • VMware ESXi version must be at 5.5U1, 5.1U2, or later releases before upgrading to Cisco Nexus 1000V 5.2(1)SV3(1.2).

    • Refer to the VCE Vblock System Release Certification Matrix for supported releases.

    • The following table shows the minimum RCM releases needed for this upgrade:

    Vblock System RCM branch Minimum RCM release required to upgrade to 5.2(1)SV3(1.2)

    Vblock 540, 740 5.0.x 5.0.x

    Vblock 200, 300, 320, 700LX, 700MX, 720

    4.0.x 4.0.14

    Vblock 340 4.0.x 4.0.15

    Vblock 200, 240, 300, 320, 340, 700LX, 700MX, 720

    4.5.x 4.5.6

    Vblock 300, 320, 340, 700LX, 700MX, 720

    4.8.x 4.8.0

    Configuration prerequisites • Configure the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch in Layer 3 mode before proceeding with the release 3.1

    upgrade. Refer to the following section to configure an existing Cisco Nexus 1000V switch in Layer 3 mode according to VCE standard configuration.

    • Starting Release 3.1, the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch requires a minimum of 3-GB of hard disk drive (HDD) space. Refer to the section to Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch VSM from 2-GB HDD to a 3-GB HDD .

    • Upgrading the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch using Cisco VSUM requires an additional IP address on the Vblock System VMware ESXi Management network (same as the Cisco Nexus 1000V VSMs) and a system name for the VSUM virtual machine.

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  • Converting the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch from Layer 2 to Layer 3 mode

    A VCE standard configuration requires the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch to be configured in Layer 3 mode. Layer 3 mode is used for VSM-VEM communication over the Layer 3 control network VLAN. Use the following procedure to convert the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch from Layer 2 to Layer 3 mode.

    Note: This procedure applies only to the Vblock System 300 Series and Vblock System 700 Series, and Vblock System 540. Vblock System 200 Series is supported only in Layer 3 mode.

    Note: VLAN names and numbers are VCE standard and can be replaced with customer-specific values.

    Before you begin

    Note: VLAN names and numbers are VCE standard and can be replaced with customer-specific values.

    1 Create a new Layer 3 mode VLAN on the Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000V switch, and network switches:

    vblock_n1k_l3control (116)

    Note

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