Cisco announced Nexus 1000V for Hyper-V with Microsoft SCVMM integration

Cisco Nexus 1000v

It’s now early Saturday morning in Switzerland and I’m up because I had to go to university this morning and in the break I was checking my RSS feeds and saw two blog post from my Irish Microsoft MVP fellows Aidan Finn (MVP Virtual Machine) and Damian Flynn (MVP System Center Cloud & Datacenter Management) about the new Cisco Nexus 1000v for Hyper-V with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager integration.

What is the Cisco Nexus 1000v

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches provide a comprehensive and extensible architectural platform for virtual machine (VM) and cloud networking. The switches are designed to accelerate server virtualization and multitenant cloud deployments in a secure and operationally transparent manner. Integrated into the Windows Server 2012 Extensible Switch, and fully compatible with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1, the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series provides:

  • Advanced virtual machine networking based on Cisco NX-OS operating system and IEEE 802.1Q switching technology
  • Cisco vPath technology for efficient and optimized integration of virtual network services
  • Tight integration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1
  • Layer 2 Switching with Transmit side Rate Limiting
  • Security Policy Mobility, inbuilt support for Private VLANs with local PVLAN Enforcement
  • Provisioning Port Profiles with deep Integration with SCVMM
  • Traffic Visibility, including VM Migration Tracking, NetFlow v.9 with NDE, Cisco Discovery Protocol v.2
  • And more…

You can get more information in a Cisco WebEx Webcast about the Nexus 1000v.