Category Archives: Network

Cisco Nexus 1000v on vSphere 5 - basic configuration (L3 Control)

By | July 15, 2015

In this post I will show a basic configuration of Cisco Nexus 1000v after deployment presented here. We have deployed two Nexus 1000v VSM machines. Let's configure it! The following configuration is based on some requirements: L3 control via mgmt0 interface Five VLANs: 22 (system vlan, L3 capability), 150, 300, 450, 777 Port-Profile with LACP configured to the… Read More »

How to configure Multi-NIC vMotion with Cisco Nexus 1000v?

By | January 18, 2015

A few days ago I wrote an article about How to speed up vMotion? In this article, I mentioned that one of the way to improve performance of vMotion is configuring Multi-NIC vMotion. Just for a quick reminder on Multi-NIC vMotion: Multi-NIC vMotion was introduced in vSphere 5.0 This feature provides load balancing the vMotion network traffic over… Read More »

What is vPC Host Mode Pinning for Nexus 1000v?

By | May 14, 2015

Recently I have been done a migration from vSS to the Cisco Nexus 1000v switch. My customer wanted to reconfigure network (uplinks) because some of ESXi uplinks  had been configured as active-standby in VSS because there were uplinks connected to the upstream switches (two old catalyst separate switches, no stackable) not supported multi-chassis Etherchannel (MEC). The VSS active-standby is… Read More »