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RS0023 - Nexus 1000V Layer 3 VSM VEM Installation (InstallerApp) (Part 2)

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The video walks you through Cisco Nexus 1000V installation in Layer 3 mode using InstallerApp to install both VSM and VEM. We will see how the installation process has become automated. There are pros and cons to this method, which we will observe and discuss throughout the video. This lab takes what we have discussed on the Nexus 1000V introduction video, and applies them into actual implementation. 

In part 2, we will be installing VEM using InstallerApp and VUM and provide comparison between the two methods.
You can also find detailed discussion on deployment options and more extensive comparison between Layer 2 and Layer 3 mode at the link below.
  • Nexus 1000V Layer 3 Mode
  • VSM Install
    • Primary VSM using InstallerApp
    • Secondary VSM using InstallerApp
  • VEM Install using InstallerApp
  • VEM Install using VUM
  • ESXi Hosts Added to vCenter
  • VMware Update Manager Installed
  • Download N1KV Software Package from
  • Installation Parameters
    • vCenter - IP, Username,Password
    • N1KV - Hostname, Password, Mgmt IP, Subnet, GW,(Crtl,Mgmt) Vlan, Domain ID, Layer2/3 etc.

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Metha Cheiwanichakorn, CCIE#23585 (RS, Sec, SP), is a Cisco networking enthusiast with years of experience in the industry. He is currently working as a consulting engineer for a Cisco partner. As a founder of and an instructor at, Metha enjoys learning and challenges himself with new Cisco technologies.