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Nothing sits around and gets stale for long at Cisco (outside the break rooms anyway). On the heels of shipping our Nexus 1000V 1.5.2 release earlier this week (which you can download from here), we are ramping up to show the upcoming generation of the virtual switch next week at VMworld in San Francisco. This new major release 2.1 will be going into beta in October, and will represent a quantum leap in ease of deployment and management, as well as greater security for cloud environments.

Features of the new Nexus 1000V 2.1 Release:

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When you put it all together, Nexus 1000V continues to provide the foundation for the most advanced virtual networks. Advantages of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch compared to other virtual switches:

In addition to these major new features, Nexus 1000V is the foundation for our programmable virtual network overlays within our Cisco ONE platform for network programmability. VXLAN, which we cover a lot about in this forum, forms the secure overlay tunnels, and the Nexus 1000V virtual supervisor module (VSM) will be programmable with OpenStack Quantum and other API’s in future releases.

We’ll be showing a lot these features next week, as well as the other new products in the virtualization portfolio, the ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall and the Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC) 2.0, which I’ll be going into more detail in upcoming posts. Come by our booth and check it out.

If you are around #VMworld next week, give us a shout out on twitter using Cisco hash tag #ciscovmw or to me @gkinghorn. For those of you that can’t make it out to VMworld, I’ll let one of our product managers, Uday Gokarn, review the new features in this 2 minute video:

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  1. Does 5.2 release support VSM in two datacentre over L3?
    Thank you


    • The release we started shipping last week (the “…SP1(5.2)” release), does not, but this upcoming release will.


  2. Thank you. Any documentation on how to configure l3 connectivity between VSM and VEM?
    Is there any plan in roadmap to drop support for L2 connectivity in future?


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