Revision history

Date Document revision Description of changes
December 2018 1.18 Added support for VxBlock Central.
August 2018 1.17

Added AMP-3S information.

July 2018 1.16
Updated the following sections to include Cisco B480 M5 blade server:
  • Configuring service profile templates
  • Adding vNICs to the service profiles
  • Configuring service profile templates for Disjoint Layer 2
February 2018 1.15

Added support for VMware ELM 6.5 upgrade.

Removed VMware vSphere 5.5 content.

October 2017 1.14 Added the section for configuring Enhanced Link Mode (vSphere 6.5U1)

ELM dependencies and limitations - updated statement regarding Vision Intelligent Operations software.

October 2017 1.13 Added and updated topics for VMware vSphere 6.5.

Updated the following topics:

  • Starting Cisco UCS Manager - added UCS Manager 3.x changes.
  • Upgrading the Cisco UCS C2x0 Server - split into two topics CIMC 2.x firmware and CIMC 3.x.

Deleted the topic Backing up network devices running IOS software - Nexus switches do not run IOS so this topic was not required. Refer to the topic Backing up network devices running NX-OS software.

Adding a VLAN to a service profile template - removed step 4.

September 2017 1.12 Added a section containing guidance for configuring VMware Enhanced Linked Mode.
August 2017 1.11 Added support for IPv6 on VxBlock Systems.
June 2017 1.10

Added the following section to the document:

Managing VMware NSX with VPLEX on VxBlock Systems

February 2017 1.9

Added a note about how to determine whether an NX-OS upgrade might need to be done in two stages rather than the usual one.

December 2016 1.8

Added support for AMP-2 M4 with VMware vSphere 5.5.

Removed VLAN 118.

November 2016 1.7

Added support for data compression.

Added support for eNAS.

September 2016 1.6
  • Added support for the Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch
  • Added support for AMP-2S and AMP enhancements

July 2016


Added information for the following Cisco switches:

  • MDS 9396S
  • MDS 9706

April 2016


Added information for the VMAX All Flash.

Added information for the Cisco Nexus 3172TQ Switch.

October 2015


Updated to include support for VMware vSphere 6.0 with Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch.

Removed support for VMware vSphere 5.0.

August 2015


Updated to include VxBlock 740. Added support for VMware vSphere 6.0 with VMware VDS on the VxBlock System and for existing Vblock Systems.

February 2015


Initial release