Cisco announces Cisco Nexus 1010 management device

Posted by on March 23, 2010 in VMware | 0 comments

I saw the announcement today that Cisco has announced the Nexus 1010 network management appliance. The idea behind this is to let the network team manage the Nexus 1000 like a physical switch would be. The Nexus 1010 can host up to 4 Nexus 1000v Virtual Supervisor Modules (VSM). The appliance will also server as a launching pad for future options like NAM or Firewall services.  The device is set for availability in April/May of 2010 and it’s retail price is $24,995.

Cisco lists the following ways it would benefit different teams. The server team could benefit by offloading VSM management to the network team. The network team would benefit by installing the VSM like a standard Cisco switch and preparing for VM growth with support for up to 256 hosts per appliance.

Nexus 1010 Hardware configuration

2* Intel X5650- 2.66GHz, 6 core
4* 4 GB RDIMMs RAM
2* 500GB SATA-II HDD
1* Broadcom Quadport GbE 5709 NIC Card

Below you can see a comparison of the different management options between the hardware option or a virtual machine.

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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