Virtual Switch Cisco Nexus 1000v
For Microsoft Hyper-V, it is a distributed software switching platform for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 environments. It consists of two main components:
* The Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual Ethernet module (VEM), which is a software component deployed on each Microsoft Hyper-V host as a forwarding extension. Each virtual machine on the host is connected to the VEM through virtual Ethernet (vEth) ports.
* The Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual supervisor module (VSM), which is the management component that controls multiple VEMs and helps in the definition of virtual machine-focused network policies. It is a virtual machine running Cisco NX-OS on a Microsoft Hyper-V host and is similar to the supervisor module on a physical modular switch.
In addition to the VEM and VSM, Cisco Nexus 1000V Switches include Cisco vPath technology and provide a scalable, multitenant network services infrastructure for Microsoft Hyper-V environments.