Cisco Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) collapses virtual and physical networking into a single infrastructure. Data center administrators can now provision, configure, manage, monitor, and diagnose virtual machine network traffic and bare metal network traffic within a unified infrastructure.
The VM-FEX software extends Cisco fabric extender technology to the virtual machine with the following capabilities:
Cisco VM-FEX technology collapses virtual switching infrastructure and physical switching infrastructure into a single, easy-to-manage environment. Benefits include:
VM-FEX is supported on Red Hat Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and VMware ESX hypervisors. Live migration and vMotion are also supported with VM-FEX.
Simplify and supercharge your converged infrastructure.
Create a single, highly available management domain with network connectivity and administrative capabilities that support all attached blades and chassis.
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Provide a unified, converged fabric over 10 Gigabit Ethernet for LAN, SAN, and cluster traffic.
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