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Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about Cisco Data Center Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) with Vishal Mehta and Ali Haider.
Cisco 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.
Cisco Data Center VM-FEX partitions the server adapter into multiple vNICs, and each vNIC is assigned to individual virtual machines.
The VM-FEX software extends Cisco fabric extender technology to the virtual machine with the following capabilities:
- Each virtual machine includes a dedicated interface on the parent switch
- All virtual machine traffic is sent directly to the dedicated interface on the switch
- The software-based switch in the hypervisor is eliminated
Vishal Mehta is a customer support engineer for Cisco’s Data Center Server Virtualization TAC team based in San Jose, California. He has been working in the TAC for the past three years with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco Nexus 5000, Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and virtualization. He presented at Cisco Live in Orlando 2013 and will present at Cisco Live Milan 2014 (BRKCOM-3003, BRKDCT-3444, and LABDCT-2333). He holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University in electrical and computer engineering and has CCIE certification (number 37139) in routing and switching and service provider.
Ali Haider is a customer support engineer for Cisco's Data Center Server Virtualization TAC team based in San Jose, California. He has been working in the TAC for the past 14 months with a primary focus on data center technologies such as Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and virtualization. He has completed his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Austin in management information systems. He currently holds CCNA and VCP certifications.
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