Category: Cisco Nexus 1000v

SUP1010: Cisco and VMware Innovating Together

This session was a 'super session' which is basically a vendor touting their wares and how well they integrate with VMware. To that end Cisco went through a number of announcements and innovations that are really industry leading. High points of this session were: Policy based management is key to deploying...

New Cisco Nexus 1000v 4.0(4)SV1(3)

A few days ago Cisco released a new version of their virtual Nexus 1000v switch, version 4.0(4)SV1(3). You can read the release notes here. Major new features include:- GUI configuration setup which creates VMware port groups, VLANs, turns on SSH, adds the plug-in to vCenter, and other nifty things.- ERSPAN...

New Nexus 1000v Release Notes and updated VEM

A few weeks ago Cisco revised their release notes for the Nexus 1000v 4.0(4)SV1(2) version. This is not a new version of the 1000v VSM appliance, just updated documentation. The updates clarify limitations with vMotion, VMware Lab Manager, ACL limitations, and NetFlow limitations. You can check out the new release...

Cisco Nexus 1000v hits v1.2

Cisco has released a minor update to the Nexus 1000v. They have a video showing some new features. Most of them are security related, and are summarized below. It appears to me VDS is designed to interoperate with the vShields Zones technology in vSphere. Layer 3 control A VSM can...

Cisco Nexus 1000v Documentation

Cisco has a good set of documentation for the Nexus 1000v. I've provided the direct links below. The compatibility guide seems to be frequently updated, so always be sure to download the latest version prior to deployment. For a good overview of the 1000v and all of the components, review...

vShield Zones and Cisco Nexus 1000v

So today at VMworld I learned that the current version of the Cisco Nexus 1000v is NOT compatible with the vSphere vShield technology. I didn't get an approximate release date on when a compatible version would be released. Stay tuned!9/1 Update: I talked to a VMware lead for vShields and...

Cisco Nexus 1000v demo videos

Today Cisco released two videos on the Cisco Nexus 1000v, going into a lot of good deals about how it works. I'd recommend anyone considering the Enterprise Plus edition of VMware vSphere and the Cisco 1000v to look at the videos.If you want to view them in HD, so you...

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