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.
2. A summary is shown of the Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual appliance. Click Next.
3. Accept the End User License Agreement by clicking Accept. Then click Next.
4. Give your secondary Cisco Nexus 1000v switch a name and select the datacenter that it will belong to. Click Next.
5. At the Configuration window, drop down the menu and select Nexus 1000v Secondary. Click Next.
6. Select the host or cluster where you would like you Cisco Nexus 1000v secondary switch to run. Click Next.
7. Choose a specific host within the cluster to run the virtual appliance. Click Next.
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.
9. Select the correct network for Control, Management and Packet. Click Next.
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.
11. This window displays a summary of your Cisco Nexus 1000v secondary switch setup. Click Finish to begin the deployment.
12. You will receive the Deployment Completed Successfully. Click Close.
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.
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