Preface

Preface
Preface
This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS
Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide. It also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.
• Audience, page i
• Document Organization, page i
• Document Conventions, page ii
• Related Documentation for Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Software, page iii
• Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page iv
Audience
This publication is for experienced network administrators who configure and maintain Cisco NX-OS software.
Document Organization
This document is organized into the following chapters:
Chapter
Description
Overview
Describes the Layer 2 documented features.
Configuring Ethernet
Interfaces
Provides information about Ethernet interfaces and describes configuration
procedures.
Configuring VLANs
Provides details on configuring VLANs.
Configuring Private VLANs
Provides information on configuring private VLANs.
Configuring Access and Trunk Provides information about access ports or trunk ports and describes
configuration procedures.
Interfaces
Configuring EtherChannels
Provides information about EtherChannels, compatibility requirements,
and configuration information.
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Document Conventions
Chapter
Description
Configuring Rapid PVST+
Provides information on IEEE 802.1D STP and complete details for
configuring Rapid PVST+.
Configuring Multiple Spanning Provides complete information on configuring MST.
Tree
Configuring STP Extensions
Provides details on configuring the Cisco-proprietary STP extensions
Bridge Assurance, BPDU Guard, BPDU Filtering, Loop Guard, Root
Guard, and PVST Simulation.
Configuring Link Layer
Discovery Protocol
Provides information to configure the Link Layer Discovery Protocol
(LLDP).
Configuring the MAC Address Provides information about MAC addresses, how to configure static MAC
addresses, and how to update the MAC address table.
Table
Configuring IGMP Snooping
Provides information about IGMPv1, IGMPv2, and IGMPv3 and describes
how to configure IGMP snooping parameters.
Configuring Traffic Storm
Control
Provides information about traffic storm control, guidelines and
limitations, and how to configure the traffic storm control settings.
Document Conventions
Command descriptions use the following conventions:
Convention
Description
bold
Bold text indicates the commands and keywords that you enter literally
as shown.
Italic
Italic text indicates arguments for which the user supplies the values.
[x]
Square brackets enclose an optional element (keyword or argument).
[x | y]
Square brackets enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical
bar indicate an optional choice.
{x | y}
Braces enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical bar
indicate a required choice.
[x {y | z}]
Nested set of square brackets or braces indicate optional or required
choices within optional or required elements. Braces and a vertical bar
within square brackets indicate a required choice within an optional
element.
variable
Indicates a variable for which you supply values, in context where italics
cannot be used.
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Convention
Description
string
A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the
string or the string will include the quotation marks.
Examples use the following conventions:
Convention
Description
screen font
Terminal sessions and information the switch displays are in screen font.
boldface screen font
Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.
italic screen font
Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.
<>
Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.
[]
Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.
!, #
An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line
of code indicates a comment line.
This document uses the following conventions:
Note
Caution
Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the
manual.
Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage
or loss of data.
Related Documentation for Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Software
Cisco NX-OS documentation is available at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11541/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
The documentation set for the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS software includes the following documents:
Release Notes
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switch Release Notes
Cisco NX-OS documentation is available at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9670/tsd_products_support_series_home.htmll
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Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
The documentation set for the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS software includes the following documents:
Configuration Guides
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Configuration Limits
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series NX-OS Multicast Configuration Guide
Installation and Upgrade Guides
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Hardware Installation Guide
• Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
Licensing Guide
• Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide
Command References
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Command Reference
Technical References
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series MIBs Reference
Error and System Messages
• Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference
Troubleshooting Guide
• Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Troubleshooting Guide
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service
request, and gathering additional information, see What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, at: http://
www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html.
Subscribe to What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which lists all new and revised Cisco technical
documentation as an RSS feed and delivers content directly to your desktop using a reader application. The
RSS feeds are a free service.
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