In my previous post we came to know briefly about Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) and what are the advantages of Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) as well.
Configuring Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch is as simple as just entering the VDC name, by following below mentioned steps we can create VDC named VDC-Admin
Connect to Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch using a console port.
Create a VDC named DC-CORE1
N7000-ITKE01 (config)#vdc DC-CORE1
Verify the created VDC by using following commands “Show vdc” and “show vdc VDC-CORE1 detail” as demonstrated below.
N7000-ITKE01# sho vdc
vdc_id vdc_name state mac
—— ——– —– ———-
1 VDC-Admin active 00:26:98:07:1c:c1
2 DC-CORE1 active 00:26:98:07:1c:c2
3 DC-AGG1 active 00:26:98:07:1c:c3
The show VDC command shows VDC id based on which VDC created first.BY default VDC id is assigned to the default VDC. In this case it is VDC-Admin.
VDC-Admin# sho vdc DC-CORE1 ?
> Redirect it to a file
>> Redirect it to a file in append mode
detail Show detailed vdc information
membership Show vdc interface membership information
resource Show resource configuration for VDC
| Pipe command output to filter
N7000-ITKE01# sho vdc DC-CORE1 detail
vdc id: 2
vdc name: DC-CORE1
vdc state: active
vdc mac address: 00:26:98:07:1c:c2
vdc ha policy: RESTART
vdc dual-sup ha policy: SWITCHOVER
vdc boot Order: 1
vdc create time: Wed Dec 28 08:44:51 2010
vdc reload count: 0
vdc restart count: 0
In upcoming post I will show how to allocate physical interfaces to the newly created VDC.