Thursday, April 1, 2010

Feature Compare vSwitch 3.5, vSwitch 4.0, dVswitch 4.0, Cisco Nexus 1000

The following Table is a list of the key features of VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch. For a comprehensive list of VMware vSphere features download the key features summary.

Simplify and Enhance Virtual Machine Networking

  • Simplified provisioning and administration of virtual networking across many hosts and clusters through a centralized interface.
  • Simplified end-to-end physical and virtual network management through third-party virtual switch extensions for the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch.
  • Enhanced provisioning and traffic management capabilities through private VLAN support and bi-directional virtual machine rate-limiting.
  • Enhanced security and monitoring for virtual machines migrated via VMware VMotion through maintenance and migration of port runtime state.
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VMware ESX 3.5 vSwitch VMware vSphere Standard Switch VMware vSphere vDS Cisco Nexus 1000V
Switching Features
L2 Forwarding
VLAN Segmentation
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Trunking
Network VMotion
(Port state follows VM)
VM Tx Rate Limiting
VM Rx Rate Limiting
NIC Teaming/
Port Channels
LACP Etherchannel
Multicast Support
Security Features
Private VLAN
Access Control List
Cisco Port Security
VMware Port Security
VMSafe Compatibility
Management Features
Associate VMs to Network
Network Monitoring
Network Provisioning
Nexus 1000V VSM Support
-Standard IOS CLI
-Network Provisioning
Port Profile
Port Profile Inheritance
VMware Port Mirroring (Promiscuous)
ERSPAN – Port Mirror Across L3 Boundaries
Netflow v5 * * *
Netflow v9
CDP v1/v2
Export to Syslog Server
System Features
Active/Standby Supervisor for Control Plane HA
VMware Remote CLI
*Experimental Support

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