Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS) is a hypervisor-resident virtual network switch that is specifically designed for the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) architecture. Based on the highly successful Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch, AVS provides feature support for the ACI application policy model, full switching capabilities, and more advanced telemetry features.
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Compared to other hypervisor-based virtual switches, AVS provides cross-consistency in features, management, and control through Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), rather than through hypervisor-specific management stations. As a key component of the overall ACI framework, AVS allows for intelligent policy enforcement and optimal traffic steering for virtual applications.
Key features include:
The AVS offers:
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