Cisco releases beta of Nexus 1000V virtual switch for Microsoft Hyper-V

In September 2011 Cisco announced that it would extend support for its Nexus 1000V virtual switch in order to support the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. Now Cisco has announced a public beta of the Nexus 1000V virtual switch for Hyper-V 3.0, part of Windows Server 2012. Also System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager is needed to use and manage the beta release.

The beta bundle on the Nexus 1000V community page consists of:

  • Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) ISO
  • Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM)
  • VSEM Provider MSI Package
  • Nexus 1000V Installer App
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Beta Test-cases Document
  • Product Documentation

It does not yet include the Virtual Security Gateway (VSG)