Archive for February, 2010

links for 2010-02-23

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links for 2010-02-23

Design Guide: Cisco Solutions for VMware View 4.0 Desktop Virtualization (tags: datacenter design-guide vmware cisco)

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The vSwitch ILLUSION and DMZ virtualization

Filed in Nexus, VMware by on February 10, 2010 28 Comments
The vSwitch ILLUSION and DMZ virtualization

Server virtualization has gained tremendous popularity and acceptance to a point now that customers are staring to host virtual machines from differing security zones on the same physical Host machine. ¬†Physical servers that were self contained in their own DMZ network environment are now being migrated to a virtual machine resting on a single physical […]

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HP Flex-10 versus Nexus 5000 & Nexus 1000V with 10GE passthrough

Filed in FCoE, Nexus, QoS by on February 9, 2010 40 Comments
HP Flex-10 versus Nexus 5000 & Nexus 1000V with 10GE passthrough

I had an interesting discussion with a customer the other day where both Cisco (myself included) and HP account teams where on the same call to discuss Flex-10, Nexus 1000V, or other approaches that may work better. — Yeah, awkward. Anyway, for most of the time we (the Cisco team) focused on Flex-10′s total lack […]

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Nexus 5000 & Nexus 2000: New technology requires new thinking

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Nexus 5000 & Nexus 2000: New technology requires new thinking

I sometimes hear or read complaints about the Nexus 5000 + Nexus 2000 fabric extender architecture that I want to take a minute to address. ¬†This should be short and sweet, a blogging concept that is foreign to me if you follow my work. The typical complaints about this architecture from network engineers are as […]

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links for 2010-02-06

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links for 2010-02-06

Design Guide: Secure Multi-Tenancy Virtualized Data Center This Cisco validated design guide covers a design for secure multi-tenancy using VMware VShield, Cisco Nexus 1000V, UCS, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, and NetApp Filers. (tags: datacenter design-guide ucs n1k n5k n7k netapp vmware cisco)

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