This chapter contains the following
Virtual Machine Tracker
Tracker (VM Tracker) works together with VMware vCenter and enables you to do
Identify the Cisco
Nexus 9000 Series port that is used for each VM
Identify the VLAN
requirements of each VM
Track the movement
of VMs from one host (ESXi) to another
configuration changes such as additions, deletions, or modifications of VLANs,
and configure VLANs on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series ports accordingly
additions or deletions of VMs and hosts, and configure VLANs on Cisco Nexus
9000 Series ports accordingly
Track the state of
VMs and dynamically provisions VLANs on the Cisco Nexus 9000 server facing
Tracker and VMware vCenter
VM Tracker synchronizes with VMware vCenter to retrieve the following
The host on which
the VMs exist.
The Cisco Nexus
9000 Series ports through which the VM traffic flows.
network interface card (vNIC) that connects the VM to a virtual switch.
The power state of
information of port groups or distributed virtual switch (DVS) port groups.
The port groups or
DVS port groups that are required for the VM.