Chapter 4. Cisco Nexus 1000V and Virtual Switching

This chapter covers the following exam topic:

2.1 Describe the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches

With server virtualization, a physical server can now run multiple workloads as virtual machines. Each virtual machine will be running its own guest operating system and invariably will require access to different networks. The virtual switching layers on hypervisors achieve this by giving you port groups (virtual patch cords), vSwitches (virtual switches in software), and associated uplinks (physical uplinks associated to those vSwitches), for example, on VMware ESX or ESXi hypervisors. Similar constructs are offered in various flavors of hypervisors available today to enable virtual ...

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