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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures, Second Edition by Matthew McPherson, David Jansen, Ron Fuller

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Chapter 9. Nexus 1000V

This chapter covers the following topics:

Hypervisor and vSphere introduction

Nexus 1000V system overview

• Nexus 1000V switching

• Nexus 1000V installation

• Nexus 1000V port profiles

Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC)

Virtual Security Gateway (VSG)

• Virtual Extensible LAN VXLAN

• Nexus 1000V port profiles

• Network Analysys Module (NAM)

Hypervisor and vSphere Introduction

A hypervisor, also called a virtual machine manager, is a program that enables multiple operating systems to share a single hardware host. Each operating system appears to have the host’s processor, memory, and other resources. The hypervisor controls the host processor, memory, and other resources and allocates what is needed to each ...

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