Yes, I am still talking about VXLAN, rather you folks are still talking about VXLAN, so I thought its worthwhile digging deeper into the topic since there is so much interest out there. There also still seem to be a fair number of misconceptions around VXLAN, so let’s see what we can do to clear things up.
This time around, I have some partners in crime for the discussion:
Larry Kreeger is currently a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems’ SAVTG working on Nexus 1000V architecture. Larry has a wide ranging background in networking accumulated from over 25 years of experience in developing networking products. His recent focus is data center networking, especially as it relates to data center virtualization.
Ajit Sanzgiri has worked on various networking technologies at Cisco and other bay area networking companies over the last 16 years. His interests include hardware based switching and routing solutions, Ethernet and wireless LANs and virtual networking. Currently he works on the Nexus1000v and related network virtualization products.
So, Larry and Ajit have put together this VXLAN primer–its fairly dense stuff, so we are breaking this into three posts. In this initial post, we’ll cover the basics–why VXLANs and what is VXLAN. I know I’ve covered this to some degree already, but Larry and Ajit are going to dig a little deeper, which will hopefully help clarify the lingering questions and misconceptions. In the next post, we’ll discuss how VXLAN compares with the other tools in your networking arsenal, and, in the final post, we’ll cover more of the common questions we are seeing.
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Tags: data center, virtualization, VXLAN
The day after meeting John McAbel to talk about “Oracle VM consolidation on Cisco UCS ” (see blog and video ), I met another Cisco speaker at Oracle OpenWorld. Siva Sivakumar, Director Cisco Unified Computing Systems Performance and Solutions, will present on Monday October 3rd, in conjunction with one of his engineers Greg Blotter, what his team is doing to provide to the UCS customers, who are migrating Oracle applications to the UCS platform, a rock solid environment.
Here is the extract of the session (#35600), which will take place on
Monday October 3 at 5 pm Moscone South – 307
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Tags: Cisco, data center, UCS, virtualization
I recently wrote about our participation to Oracle OpenWorld 2011, highlighting John Chambers key note speech and the importance of Cisco and Oracle partnership
Yesterday I talked with one of the Cisco experts on Oracle , John McAbel – John will have a speaking session ((Session #9208)) with Oracle VM Product Management Director Ronen Kofman , and was kind enough to explain in front of the camera what it is about
Here is the extract of the session
Oracle VM provides users with an array of new capabilities to help manage and consolidate workloads as a first step to a cloud implementation. The underlying hardware must be architected to combine compute, network, and storage elements balanced correctly to help ensure maximum performance.
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Tags: Cisco, cloud, data center, Oracle, UCS, virtualization
Today’s IT organizations face a broad set of challenges today.
- How to deal with the proliferation of end-user devices? (smartphones, tablets, etc.)
- How to deal with the proliferation of virtualization and it’s new operational model?
- How to adapt to requirement for new application traffic patterns (east-west, VM mobility)?
- How to manage the edges of their networks as work/life locations blur?
- When do they decide to deliver a business need via internal resources vs. external resources?
- With all this technology change happening so rapidly, how do they align their teams?
Tags: Big Data, Cisco UCS, Cloud Computing, Cloud-Ready Network, Consolidation, FabricPath, Hadoop, LISP, nexus, OTV, virtualization
Today, we announced we will be delivering VM networking support for Hyper-V in Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8. Specifically, we are working with Microsoft to deliver integrated support for the Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX technology in their next generation server platform, thus extending the benefits customers have seen from both these technologies to another server/hypervisor environment. For more info, check out the announcement and this brief and this Q&A.
With this latest announcement, we offer (or will offer) Nexus 1000V functionality for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V as well as VM-FEX support for those two hypervisors and RedHat Enterprise Virtualization. For folks building out virtualization architectures and cloud environments, we think this is a key benefit, since it maintains their choice and flexibility and allows them to build out hyper-visor agnostic infrastructure that delivers consistent features and functionality.
So, that’s about it for now. Stay tuned to this space and we’ll keep you apprised as things progress.
Tags: data center, Data Center Business Advantage, Hyper-V, Nexus 1000v, virtualization, VM-FEX