Product Overview

The Cisco Nexus™ 1000V virtual machine access switch is an intelligent software switch implementation for VMware ESX environments. Running inside of the VMware ESX hypervisor, the Cisco Nexus 1000V supports Cisco® VN-Link server virtualization technology, providing

• Policy-based virtual machine (VM) connectivity

• Mobile VM security and network policy, and

• Non-disruptive operational model for your server virtualization, and networking teams.

Someone just lost a bet with me on this as I knew this was only a matter of time before Cisco released a virtual switch.  Now time to start preparing for the new Virtual CCIE track ;-)

About Brian Dennis, CCIE #2210:

Brian Dennis has been in the networking industry for more than 22 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 16 years. Brian achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching in 1996, and is currently the only ten year CCIE that holds five CCIE certifications. Prior to working with INE, Brian taught and developed CCIE preparation courses for various well known training organizations. Brian not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real world enterprise and service provider experience.

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4 Responses to “Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch”

  1. Adam Clark says:

    Looking through the data sheet, there does not seem to be a part number. Is it likely to be a freebie? An attempt to download software for it via its product page results in none being found.


  2. To: Adamn

    AFAIK they did not released it to the public yet. So far the target date seems to be early 2009. But you can find a lot of information around already. Seems to be the “early marketing” phase :)

  3. John Taylor says:

    Great blog. Do you know of any relevant marketing forums or discussion groups?

  4. Jeff Stevenson CCIE#17401 says:

    Cisco just gave me a presentation on the v1000. The will be setting me up with a full demo with a 90 day Lic. So I will be taking it out for a drive soon.


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