Nexus 1000v SNMP

On April 19, 2011, in 1000v, Cisco, Nexus, by Jay

I had a few of folks ask me about snmp configuration on 1000v last so am reusing the content I sent them for this post. This is basically a 5 minute configuration of Nexus 1000v SNMP monitoring with SolarWinds NPM. Software Versions used: Nexus 1000v version 4.0(4)SV1(3b) Nexus 1000v version 4.0(4)SV1(4) SolarWinds Orion NPM 10.2 […]


Cisco Nexus 1000v manual VEM upgrade to Release 4.2(1) SV1(4)

On March 17, 2011, in 1000v, Cisco, Nexus, by Jay

Note 1: Even though Cisco fully supports VUM based upgrades we generally recommend the CLI for VEM upgrades as it provides more granular control on what gets upgraded when. Note 2: If you plan on manually upgrading the VEM modules make sure you have disabled VMware Update Manager (VUM) service so that it does not automatically roll […]


Cisco Nexus 1000v Standalone VSM upgrade to Release 4.2(1) SV1(4)

On February 23, 2011, in 1000v, Cisco, ESX, Nexus, VMware, by Jay

Cisco Nexus team released the update to the Nexus 1000v product taking it to release 4.2(1) SV1(4). They did a great job of documenting the entire upgrade process both in docs and in a series of screencasts. Check it out it’s really worth your time. However one obvious thing that they have missed so far is how to upgrade […]


Slackware Virtual Machine v13.1

On January 14, 2011, in General, Linux, by Jay

I have been meaning to update the linux virtual machine images with newer versions but have been too busy so far, however managed to get a breather at work thanks to the post Holidays slump So here is an vm with the latest version of Slackware 64bit v13.1. Slackware Linux VM Configuration Distribution: 13.1 Linux […]

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Consolidating my blogs

On January 13, 2011, in General, by Jay

After a lot of thinking I have decided to merge my two blogs previously at and into a single site/blog here at The reason was simple, am lazy and do not want to maintain two sites. Plus after I moved out of VMware late last year I don’t feel the need maintain […]

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