Initial installation of the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch

You can use this procedure to perform the initial installation of the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch.

About this task

You can download the applicable NetApp Cisco NX-OS software for your switches from the NetApp Support Site at mysupport.netapp.com

mysupport.netapp.com

NX-OS is a network operating system for the Nexus series of Ethernet switches and MDS series of Fibre Channel (FC) storage area network switches provided by Cisco Systems.

This procedure provides a summary of the process to install your switches and get them running:

Steps

  1. Connect the serial port to the host or serial port of your choice.
  2. Connect the management port (on the non-port side of the switch) to the same network where your SFTP server is located.
  3. At the console, set the host side serial settings:
    • 9600 baud
    • 8 data bits
    • 1 stop bit
    • parity: none
    • flow control: none
  4. Booting for the first time or rebooting after erasing the running configuration, the Nexus 92300YC switch loops in a boot cycle. Interrupt this cycle by typing yes to abort Power on Auto Provisioning. You are then presented with the System Admin Account setup:
    Example
    $ VDC-1 %$ %POAP-2-POAP_INFO:   - Abort Power On Auto Provisioning [yes - continue with normal setup, skip - bypass password and basic configuration, no - continue with Power On Auto Provisioning] (yes/skip/no)[no]: 
    yes
    Disabling POAP.......Disabling POAP
    2019 Apr 10 00:36:17 switch %$ VDC-1 %$ poap: Rolling back, please wait... (This may take 5-15 minutes) 
    
    
             ---- System Admin Account Setup ----
    
    
    Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) [y]:
  5. Type y to enforce secure password standard:
    Example
    Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) [y]: y
  6. Enter and confirm the password for user admin:
    Example
    Enter the password for "admin":
    Confirm the password for "admin":
  7. Enter the Basic System Configuration dialog:
    Example
    This setup utility will guide you through the basic configuration of
    the system. Setup configures only enough connectivity for management
    of the system.
    
    Please register Cisco Nexus9000 Family devices promptly with your
    supplier. Failure to register may affect response times for initial
    service calls. Nexus9000 devices must be registered to receive
    entitled support services.
    
    Press Enter at anytime to skip a dialog. Use ctrl-c at anytime
    to skip the remaining dialogs.
    
    Would you like to enter the basic configuration dialog (yes/no):
  8. Create another login account:
    Example
    Create another login account (yes/no) [n]: 
  9. Configure read-only and read-write SNMP community strings:
    Example
    Configure read-only SNMP community string (yes/no) [n]: 
    
    Configure read-write SNMP community string (yes/no) [n]:
  10. Configure the cluster switch name:
    Example
    Enter the switch name : cs2
  11. Configure the out-of-band management interface:
    Example
    Continue with Out-of-band (mgmt0) management configuration? (yes/no) [y]: y
    
    Mgmt0 IPv4 address : 172.22.133.216
    
    Mgmt0 IPv4 netmask : 255.255.224.0
    
    Configure the default gateway? (yes/no) [y]: y
    
    IPv4 address of the default gateway : 172.22.128.1  
  12. Configure advanced IP options:
    Example
    Configure advanced IP options? (yes/no) [n]: n
  13. Configure Telnet services:
    Example
    Enable the telnet service? (yes/no) [n]: n
  14. Configure SSH services and SSH keys:
    Example
    Enable the ssh service? (yes/no) [y]: y
    
           Type of ssh key you would like to generate (dsa/rsa) [rsa]: rsa
    
           Number of rsa key bits <1024-2048> [1024]: 2048
  15. Configure other settings:
    Example
    Configure the ntp server? (yes/no) [n]: n
    
      Configure default interface layer (L3/L2) [L2]: L2 
    
      Configure default switchport interface state (shut/noshut) [noshut]: noshut
    
      Configure CoPP system profile (strict/moderate/lenient/dense) [strict]: strict
  16. Confirm switch information and save the configuration:
    Example
    Would you like to edit the configuration? (yes/no) [n]: n
    
    Use this configuration and save it? (yes/no) [y]: y
    
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