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Introduction to Nexus 1000v Features and Deployment

Over the last 12 months I’ve been doing a lot of work that has involved the Cisco Nexus 1000v, and during this time I came to realise that there wasn’t a huge amount of recent information available online about it. Because of this I’m going to put together a short post covering what the 1000v is, and a few points around it’s deployment. What is the Nexus 1000v? The blurb on the VMware website defines the 1000v as “….

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Network Services Headers (NSH): Creating a Service Plane for Cloud Networks

…virtual switch. Nexus 1000V was first to implement a technology called “service chaining” in a feature we called vPath. vPath ran in the Nexus 1000V switch and hypervisor to intercept network traffic and re-route it to the required virtual service nodes. I described this all in detail here. Initially, it really wasn’t service chaining because it only worked for one service at a time, specifically the Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) firewall, but e…

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New Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch Release 3.1 Now Available

There has been some seismic activity happening in Bay Area and the epicenter for all Virtual Networking shifts is right here at Cisco HQ in San Jose. (Our sympathies go to all those affected by the real earthquake further to the north.)  At Cisco, it’s all about the applications and the shift to dynamic network virtualization. Cisco pioneered virtual networking with Nexus 1000V virtual switch and recently incorporated it in the application aware…

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Desktop Environments Go Virtual and Mobile in a Flash

Of course you’re aware that virtualization and mobility are taking over the traditional office workspace. More and more, employees are using their own mobile devices and working from home or remote locations, meaning work is no longer a 9-5, at-the-office thing. So to enable efficient practices within this changing environment, your IT needs to change with it. Resources need to be accessible from anywhere, not just in the office. Moving desktops…

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Delivering Workplace Mobility – Built on Cisco Unified Computing System

Citrix Synergy kicks off next week and Cisco is once again proud to be a platinum sponsor.  We’ll have an extensive suite of content at the event, and a number of our desktop virtualization and enterprise mobility experts on the ground. Need a Warm-up for Citrix Synergy? Before we dive into all the Cisco/Synergy goodness, I want to point out that Cisco TechWise TV posted a brand new VDI-focused episode featuring our product manager (Ashok Rajago…

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