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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures by David Jansen - CCIE No. 5952, Ron Fuller - CCIE No. 5851, Kevin Corbin - CCIE No. 11577

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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

Hypervisor and vSphere Introduction

A hypervisor, also called a virtual machine manager, is a program that allows 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 operating system. Each operating system is called a guest operating system or virtual machine running on top of the hypervisor.

The Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch is ...

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