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Cisco Nexus 1000VE

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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Highly secure virtual switching with operational efficiency

This next-generation virtual switch comes in a server footprint that does not require or depend on in-kernel virtualization platform APIs, such as the VMware APIs. Get simplified network operations, powerful security capabilities, and operation continuity.

Features and capabilities

Simplified network operations

  • Use the 1000VE's tools for detailed insight into the virtual network, including superior configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • Manage the virtual and physical network infrastructure consistently and seamlessly.


  • Support for Cisco TrustSec enables role-based access control (RBAC) architecture to expand beyond the campus and into the data center.
  • Support for Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) offers microsegmentation capabilities and fine-grained control over east-west traffic.

Operational continuity

  • Extend the operational runway for existing Cisco Nexus 1000V customers with the same user experience, workflows, and processes.
  • Use the same NX-OS CLI, the same Virtual Supervisor Module, and the same licensing model as the Cisco Nexus 1000V.

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Specifications at a glance

Platforms supported:

  • VMware vSphere ESXi hypervisor host with VMware vSphere release version 6.0 or later
  • VMware vCenter Windows appliance version 6.0 U3 or Linux appliance version 6.0
  • Cisco Nexus 1100 Series Cloud Services Platform for hosting Nexus 1000VE Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM)
  • Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 (CSP 2100) for hosting Nexus 1000VE VSM

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