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Workaround for Cisco Nexus 1000v for vEthernet Interface limit

  • 1.  Workaround for Cisco Nexus 1000v for vEthernet Interface limit

    Posted Jul 02, 2013 07:14 PM

    Hi All

           Actually we have a cisco nexus 1000v  Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1) with VMware ESXi 4.1  and we are reaching the max number for vnics or vEthernet Interface for this version. Do you know if there are any workaround to deal with this issue?

           Also, the max configuration for a vDS with VMware is 1016 ACTIVE ports. This means that Cisco Nexus is not capable as VMware vDS?

    Regards

    Julio Flores



  • 2.  RE: Workaround for Cisco Nexus 1000v for vEthernet Interface limit

    Posted Jul 02, 2013 08:28 PM

    I believe the limit for that version is 216 vEthernet Interfaces per VEM module, and 2048 per 1000v VDS. I think the 1024 limit is for the number of ports in a port group, but with multiple port groups you could exceed that limit on a per VDS basis.

    The recently launched 2.2 version of the 1000v takes the scalability up to 300 per host and 4000 per VDS, but I'm not sure if the per port group changed.