How to add driver in VMware ESX ISO .
While installing or upgrading VMware Vsphere servers some time we have to add the drivers in the ISO .which is not available in the ISO .
In example I have to add Nexus 1000v VEM module in the ESXi 5.5 update 3 ISO . Which required to upgrade my ESXi 5.0 and support current running my Nexus 1000v VSM.
1- we have to get VMware Vsphere 5.5 update 3 bundle as ZIP from VMware website .
2- Now create a folder and copy in it . in My Example I am copying in C:\Patch
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Nexus1000v Installation and configuration manual CLI
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Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware ESX/ESXi Upgrade Utility
Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for VMware support policy
In order to simplify support for VMware releases, Cisco will not publish information in this utility about patches and some updates. All VMware patch and update releases are automatically supported at the time of their release, as VMware guarantees compatibility with all patches and updates.
To get step by step to upgrade Nexus 1000v click here
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Install and Upgrade Guides and videos are available at the following URL:
For information about your software and platform compatibility, see the Cisco Nexus 1000V Compatibility Information for your release.
The VWware vSphere product support center is available at the following URL:
VMware provides product support specifically for the Cisco Nexus 1000V at the following URL:
If you are trying to run Java file from command line (run jar file from command line) use the following example
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin>java -jar .jar
I want to run Nexus 1000v installer from command line i will use following command
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin>java -jar D:\Nexus1000v.4.2.1.SV2.2.1a\VSM\Installer_App\Nexus1000V-install_CNX.jar
How to add a new VLAN on Cisco Nexus 1000 vSwitch on VMware with Cisco UCS
Example :- I have a new VLAN requirement to be added in my VMware environment
Add VLAN on Cisco UCS (configure in LAN option on cisco UCS)
Allow VLAN on the Server NIC (Configure on server profile)
Create Vlan on Nexus1000V switch which you want to make available on Virtual Machines for example VLAN 21 for new application.
Add a Port profile for vethernet
port-profile type vethernet 21_Newapp
> vmware port-group
> switchport mode access
>switchport access vlan 21
Add a port profile Ethernet for uplink which is having the original server.
>port-profile type ethernet VM-uplink-10G
>switchport mode trunk
>switchport trunk allowed vlan 2,21
>channel-group auto mode on mac-pinning
Assign the VM NIC to 21_newapp VLAN and check the connectivity.
Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch Installation and configuration
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches Compatibility Information Click here
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches Download Software Click here
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches Release Notes Click here
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches Install and Upgrade Guides Click here
Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches Configuration Guides click here
Nexus 1000V Install Part 1
Nexus 1000V Install Part 2
Nexus 1000V Install Part 3
Nexus 1000V Install Part 4
Cisco Nexus 1000v: Understanding MAC Pinning click here
Nexus 1000v Installation guide download