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Does nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.1010.ova is a N1010 running in a VM ?

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Jul 16th, 2013
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I downloaded Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.zip form Cisco website, and uncompressed it in a folder named Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.

I was looking for VSM .OVA files, and I found il in the folder Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a\VSM\Install.

But, I also found nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.1010.ova in that directory.

Is it a N1010 running in a VM ?  If so, il would be very cool since N1010 supports different kinds of VSB (VSM, VSG, NAM, ...).  But when I tried to install it on VMware, I obtained this error message:

"An error occured while reading: OVA has invalid header block (checksum error)"

I tried with version Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV2.2.1, same error.

Does that file in intended to run on VMware ?  What this file is intended for ?

Thank you very much.

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David Dionne Sat, 12/28/2013 - 20:54
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INTERESTING....could you inform Cisco of this calo?

From the readme below, I don't think they know.

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Security Gateway Version 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1) for VMware vSphere 4.1 +


This folder contains the Nexus 1000V Virtual SSecurity Gateway(VSG), Schema for XML APIs, the README and the Cisco NX-OS Licensing and Copyright document.



1. Install

    i)   ISO - nexus-1000v.VSG2.1.1.iso            (md5 709e3b924aeca72bfe2079f995a49707)

    ii)  OVA - nexus-1000v.VSG2.1.1.ova            (md5 b6e49a377172041495418ff46bc0cd3a)

    iii) 1010 OVA - nexus-1000v.VSG2.1.1.1010.ova  (md5 64c77fb3bf2c8031ac0b8cff3cf420b2)

2. Upgrade

    i)  Kickstart: nexus-1000v-kickstart.VSG2.1.1.bin (md5 eee74b7b7bc03cafbd847656cf381cc1)

    ii) System:    nexus-1000v.VSG2.1.1.bin           (md5 fefd8b59cb8d58ca5bfe87a75f4c95e2)


    i) VSG PA: vnmc-vsgpa.2.1.1b.bin (md5 8b9aee4ce4918bab21715068af1be423)

The VSG is supported on VMware vSphere 4.1+ Systems.


ISO format can be used to install the Nexus1000V VSG on a user created VSG VM. This can be used on VMware vSphere 4.1+ Systems.


The OVA file can be used to deploy the Nexus1000V VSG VM appliance. This can be used only on VMware vSphere 4.1+ Systems.



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