Configuring the Authentication Method and Sequence

You can configure VM authentication through the following services:
  • NMS server
  • Network based VMMAP file
  • Local database

The default VM authentication configuration uses all three methods in the following sequence: NMS server (first choice), network based VMMAP file (second choice), and finally, local database. If a service is not available, the switch tries the next authentication service in the sequence.

To configure one or more authentication methods and a preferred sequence, use the following command:

configure vm-tracking authentication database-order [[nms] | [vm-map] | [local] | [nms local] | [local nms] | [nms vm-map] | [vm‑maplocal] | [local vm-map] | [nms vm-map local] | [localnmsvm-map]]