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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cisco Nexus 1000V For Microsoft Hyper-V

Last few days ago, I have attended a public joint webinar between Cisco and Microsoft about Cisco Nexus 1000V. Here is some of information that I think it is useful to share with everyone.

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V has a feature called “Hyper-V Extensible Switch” which allow partner to enhance the Virtual Switch by allowing them to plug-in (we called it “extension”). By plug in the extension, the virtual switch will transform into “Hyper-V Extensible Switch”. It has three extension:

  • Forwarding Extension
  • Capture Extension
  • Filtering Extension

Cisco unveiled the Cisco Nexus 1000V and using forwarding extension.

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  • Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM is require to install into each Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
  • VEM is control by Cisco Nexus VSM.
  • One VSM can control multiple Cisco Nexus 1000VEM.
  • Then VSM can integrate with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1
  • For high availablity Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM, it is recommended to deploy two VSM in Active-Standby mode.

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Here is a list of features available when deploy Cisco Nexus 1000V

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How about pricing? Cisco Nexus 1000V included with two versions

  • Essential - FREE
  • Advanced – $695 per socket

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Cisco Nexus 1000V can support both popular hypervisor:- Hyper-V and Vmware. However you cannot use the same Nexus 1000V to manage both ESX and Hyper-V. You should deploy separate Cisco Nexus 1000V for different hypervisor environment.

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Cisco Nexus 1000V require Windows Server 2012 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1. Some terminology different between SCVMM and Cisco Nexus 1000V

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Now let look into operation model with SCVMM with Cisco Nexus 1000V. Please refer to below diagram and look at the flow 1-5.

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Updated[24 June 2013]

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7 comments:

  1. what link download version free

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