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Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM VEM Removal

When it comes time to remove your Cisco Nexus 1000V, whether in production or lab environment, one of the most common mistakes is to delete VSM without disconnecting the VSM from the vCenter. If that is what you did, you will soon discover that your N1KV still sticks around under the Networking and vCenter does not allow you to remove it. Although, there is a way to fix this but it is rather a painful process involving re-creating a VSM and force it to use the old extension key so you can register and unregister properly. Needless to say, you would be better off doing it right the first time. In this article, we walk you through step-by-step to completely remove both VSM and/or VEM in VMware. You will see that the process is, somewhat, a reverse of the installation.

Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Deployment Options

When it comes to planning your Cisco Nexus 1000V install, you will find that there are a lot of decisions you need to make from both design perspective and installation procedure.  Cisco provides multiple implementation options that you can choose from to get your Nexus 1000V up and running.  Having these different options gives you flexibility but, at the same time, requires you to be aware of the specifics as you will see in this article that some options may not always be suitable in all situations. This can be overwhelming especially to newcomers who are still trying to grasp on the concept and components of Nexus 1000V. In this article, we discuss some of the common deployment options of Nexus 1000V that you can use to build your design upon. We will look at pros and cons for each option. Although we will not be covering installation and configuration processes in detail, we have videos that provide step-by-step guides on our website so feel free to check them out. Here, we assume that you have basic knowledge of Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware vSphere server.

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