Cisco is collaborating with Microsoft to bring its virtual switch to Hyper-V

Cisco plans virtual switch for Hyper-V in Windows Server 8

Although the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed virtual software switch xa VMware, Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 does not receive the same love. New support for Hyper-V only applies to the following Windows Server 8 -, which represents a greater ability to integrate third party modules than its predecessor, according to Cisco.


The Hyper-V customers can use a virtual switch from hypervisor included in the Microsoft-and Cisco switches connect the physical and other products, such as the Cisco unified system of Computing. New phase of the Cisco networking software virtual hypervisor layer, however, achieve greater visibility into virtual machines and better provision and management capabilities, Cisco says


“Cisco policy enforcement, automated provisioning and diagnostics features are available through the Cisco Nexus 1000V and help IT administrators quickly deploy virtual workloads on Windows Server Hyper-V environments, and very large scale data centers» Cisco said in a statement today.

Cisco is also adapting its Extender fabric virtual machine (VM-fex) technology to support Hyper-V and Windows Server 8 – in offering IT managers the same kind of physical and virtual network interface and resource management.

“The collapse of the layers of physical and virtual network infrastructure to a virtual VM-fex reduce the number of general management, the network administrator to monitor, and offers the same consistent set of physical and virtual infrastructure,” says Cisco: «This is improvement in road engineering , visibility and ability to solve problems for VM traffic, so administrators can architect a comprehensive approach to network infrastructure and virtual physics. ”

Expanding the capacity of network tools for working with: Cisco Hyper-V can help Microsoft make their case that this virtualization software is a viable alternative to VMware. Analysis company Gartner, praised the Hyper-V and said that the Microsoft-has the advantage of providing management tools that are familiar to Windows administrators, but struggled to convert large corporate customers VMware – to Hyper-V.

Cisco, with a strong VMware virtualization, supporting two vSphere VM-fex and the Nexus 1000V. VM-fex, actually works with VMware and Red Hat-the KVM hypervisor.

Instead of Windows Server 2008 R2 is shoehorning capabilities, Cisco and Microsoft are on next year’s version of Windows Server 8. There would be physically impossible to bring these tools to the current version of Windows Server, but it will be easier to do this Windows Server 8, – said director of product marketing at Cisco Prashant Gandhi. In addition, Windows Server 8 which allows for greater integration of third-party tools, Cisco and Microsoft will work together and solve problems that may arise. Back to product distribution, as well as Windows Server 2008, “it is difficult to go back and look for new points of integration,” said Gandhi.


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