HOW TO: Add Cisco Nexus 1000V licenses

A couple of days ago I had a strange problem on newly deployed VMware ESX hosts which were added to Cisco 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch. Both, the Management Network and vMotion interfaces were OK but VMs on any other port groups did not have network connection. The UCS server profiles were configured correctly and all […]

HOW TO: Create custom vSphere ESXi ISO with VMware vSphere ESXi Image Builder

In this tutorial I will be building a custom VMware ISO image that includes VMware vSphere 5.0 Update 2, EMC PowerPath 5.7 P02, Cisco Nexus 1000v VEM and Cisco UCS M81KR VIC fnic and enic drivers.

Download all modules you are planning to add to the image and store them in a folder; You can […]

HOW TO: Upgrade Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM and VEM

Download Cisco Nexus 1000V upgrade code from Cisco web site: These instructions will be for Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2b).

Software:; Release Notes: Extract the following files from VSM – Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.zipVSMUpgrade: nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.bin – system software image; nexus-1000v-kickstart.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.bin – kickstart software image VEM – Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV1.5.2b.zipVEM: VMware vSphere ESX 4.1 – VMware […]