Cisco vPath Ecosystem, Release 2.5

Overview of Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform

Overview of Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform


Note Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform (CSP) is not part of the solution example provided in the diagram, but CSP is a part of the Cisco vPath Ecosystem solution and is available in other use cases of the Cisco vPath Ecosystem solution.


The Cisco Nexus CSP product family includes the Cisco Nexus 1010, Cisco Nexus 1010-X, Cisco Nexus 1110-S, and Cisco Nexus 1110-X. The Cisco Nexus CSP provides the dedicated hardware for Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Modules (VSMs) and host VSMs that were hosted on virtual machines (VMs). You can now install and manage a Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM like a standard Cisco switch.

The services managed by the Cisco Nexus CSP product family are called virtual service blades (VSBs). The Cisco Nexus CSP product family supports the following VSBs:

Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM for VMware vSphere

Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM)

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG)

Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Module

Cisco Nexus 1000V VXLAN Gateway

Citrix NetScaler 1000V

For more information about VSBs, see the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform Configuration Guide at the following location:

Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform Configuration Guide

For more information about the number of VSBs that are supported and hosted on the Cisco Nexus CSP product family, see the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform Compatibility Information.