Nexus 1000V - port-profile for VSM and VEM on same host

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Jun 14th, 2010
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I'm trying to run the VSM and VEM on the same host. At first I connected the VSM to the vSwitch. This works fine. Then I tried to move the VSM behind its own VEM.

I have 3 different VLANs for management, control and packet traffic. Is it possible to connect the three VSM interfaces (management, control and packet) to only one port-profile, in which these three different VLANs are configured in a trunk? Or do I have to configure for each interface a separate port-profile, if I am using three different VLANs?



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nsundar Mon, 07/12/2010 - 09:35
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    The VSM does not emit VLAN-tagged frames. Therefore, its ports need to be configured in access mode. If your Control and Packet VLANs are the same, you could use the same port profile for both.

Please make sure that the access VLAN is a system VLAN for all three ports.

On a related note, if the VSM's storage is on NFS or iSCSI, the storage vmknic needs a system port profile as well. More info at:


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