Problems with Cisco Nexus 1000VE vCenter Plugin Icon Display in vSphere web client
After the Cisco Nexus 1000VE vCenter plug-in is registered with vCenter, the Cisco Nexus 1000VE Manager icon should be displayed in the home screen under Operations and Policies.
If the Cisco Nexus 1000VE Manager icon is not displayed, do the following:
Step 1 Log out and login to the Vmware vsphere client.
Step 2 Verify if the Plugin extension has successfully registered with vCenter. To verify, navigate to vCenter mob > content > Extension Manager > Properties.
Under the Properties tab, find the plugin extension with the value com.cisco.plugin.n1kveui and com.cisco.n1kve. If it does not exist, then it indicates that the extension did not register with vCenter.
Step 3 Check if the http server is reachable. If it is reachable, then check for the zip file (n1kve-vcenter-plugin-1.0.1.zip) in the Http server (as specified in the server url in the N1kve plugin extension).
To check the URL, do the following:
a. Navigate to vCenter mob > content > Extension Manager >Methods > Find Extenstion and search for value com.cisco.plugin.n1kveui).
Note If the web server is Https then the serverThumbprint value in the N1kve plugin extension is must and matches with web sever.
Step 4 Check whether the plugin folder is downloaded to the vCenter from the Http/Https server.
To verify go to the following path in vCenter Server.
For Windows vCenter
For VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA):
In this path a folder with name com.cisco.plugin.n1kveui- 1.0.1 (<extensionKey-extensionVersion>) should exists, if not present, follow these steps:
a. Download the plugin zip file. In a Web browser enter the VSM IP address in the address bar and download n1kve-vcenter-plugin-1.0.2.zip to a local location.
b. Unzip the plugin file.
c. Log into VMware vCenter and navigate to the folder /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity.
d. Copy the unzipped folder and rename it to the following naming convention com.cisco.plugin.n1kveui-1.0.2
e. Restart the Web client services.
f. Log into the vCenter, the plugin should be visible.
Step 5 Verify whether the version of vCenter where the plug-in is registered and the supported versions are 6.0 and later.
Monitoring vCenter Tasks and Events
Cisco Nexus 1000VE Manager vCenter Plugin tool operations are tracked using 4 different vCenter tasks.
Table 4-1 vCenter Tasks and Events
Install Cisco N1KVE VSE
Uninstall Cisco N1KVE VSE
Configuration Migration from NKV to N1KVE
Migrate supported configurations from Cisco Nexus 1000V to Cisco Nexus 1000VE.
Migration from N1KV to N1KVE
Migrate Hosts from Cisco Nexus 1000V to Cisco Nexus 1000VE. This includes all Veth ports, pnics, and vmknic migration.
For any internal errors as part of the Installation, uninstallation, or Migration process, the corresponding parent task in the vCenter will fail. This can be seen in the recent task bar with appropriate status. To get more information on the event that failed as part of the parent task go to
Vsphere webclient > Networking > N1KVE vDS name > Monitor > Tasks & Events > Tasks.
Select the Parent task name in the Task lists pane and check the related events listed below to know the exact reason for failure.