Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary VSM Setup

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Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Switch Module Setup

Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Switch

1. Open up your vCenter Management Console. Click on File and Deploy OVF Template. Select the same version OVA package that you used for your primary switch. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

2. A summary is shown of the Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual appliance. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

3. Accept the End User License Agreement by clicking Accept. Then click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

4. Give your secondary Cisco Nexus 1000v switch a name and select the datacenter that it will belong to. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

5. At the Configuration window, drop down the menu and select Nexus 1000v Secondary. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

6. Select the host or cluster where you would like you Cisco Nexus 1000v secondary switch to run. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

7. Choose a specific host within the cluster to run the virtual appliance. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

8. I will select thin provision on my installation, but feel free to select thick provision. Just take note that the virtual appliance will consume 3GB of disk space. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

9. Select the correct network for Control, Management and Packet. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

10. Enter in the same VSM Domain ID and admin user password that you used for your primary switch. You can leave the other fields blank. Click Next.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

11. This window displays a summary of your Cisco Nexus 1000v secondary switch setup. Click Finish to begin the deployment.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

12. You will receive the Deployment Completed Successfully. Click Close.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

13. If you establish an SSH session to the management IP of your Cisco Nexus 1000v and type in show module, you can see that there are now 2 module with one being active and the other being ha-standby.


Cisco Nexus 1000v Secondary Setup

Disclaimer:
All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.