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Cisco Nexus 1000v, SC-Ports, VMkernel-Ports and more

October 15th, 2009

This week I had my first experiences installing a Cisco 1000v Switch on vSphere4. The first thing I have to say: It rocks but it is the most tricky thing I’ve ever installed. But the combination of servervirtualization and the virtualization of a Cisco Nexus Switch gives great new concepts and the opportunity to divide responsibilities. The biggest benefit is that you can give control of the network-ports, your VMs are plugged to, to your network administrators – They truly can handle all the VM-Ports as physical ones (but they have to know how to handle cisco switches). Furthermore you can let the vEth-Ports move with the VMs from host to host.

nexus1kv architecture

nexus1kv architecture

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