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FAQ: Discontinuation of third party vSwitch program (2149722)

While looking at NSX resources, I ran across this , and thought it was worth sharing.

 

Thus, if your running a third party vSwitch, migrate…

FAQ

What is happening with VMware’s third Party Virtual Switch Program?

VMware is discontinuing its third party virtual switch (vSwitch) program. VMware plans to deprecate the APIs in vSphere used by third party virtual switches in the future.

 

What third party vSwitch offerings will no longer be supported on vSphere?

The third party vSwitches available for vSphere include Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco VM-FEX, HPE 5900v and IBM DVS 5000v

What should customers do?

Customers are encouraged to migrate from third party distributed vSwitches including Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco VM-FEX, Cisco AVS, HPE 5900v and IBM DVS 5000v to vSphere Distributed Switch.

 

 

FAQ: Discontinuation of third party vSwitch program (2149722)

Document Id


2149722
Article : 2149722
Updated : May 23, 2017


Total Views : 363


Categories :

Troubleshooting


Language :
English


Product(s):

VMware ESXi

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server Appliance


Product Version(s):

VMware ESXi 5.5.x

VMware ESXi 6.0.x

VMware ESXi 6.5.x

Resolution

VMware is announcing discontinuation of its third party virtual switch (vSwitch) program, and plans to deprecate the VMware vSphere APIs used by third party switches in the release following vSphere 6.5 Update 1. Subsequent vSphere versions will have the third party vSwitch APIs completely removed and third party vSwitches will no longer work.

This has no impact on existing use of third party vSwitch on supported vSphere release. It also has no impact on support already purchased from VMware or the support lifecycle for the product. For more information on the end of support for this product, see the VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix.

The third party switch APIs will work and be supported up to vSphere 6.5 Update 1.

VMware recommends migrating from third party distributed vSwitches including Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco VM-FEX, HPE 5900v and IBM DVS 5000v to vSphere Distributed Switch.

To assist in vSwitch migration, VMware offers a free migration tool for migrating from Nexus 1000v to VDS. In addition, VMware’s Professional Services Organization can provide services to customer to migrate from third party vSwitch to VDS.”

More on this https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2149722

Repost : What is vNIC, VMKNIC, PortGroups, Uplink Ports, vPorts and VMXNET3 Adapter

Studying NSX, I found that a review of the differences between vmnics, vNIC’s, and the terminology where in order.

 

I thought this blog post did a good job of over viewing the terms.

 

What is vNIC, VMKNIC, PortGroups, Uplink Ports, vPorts and VMXNET3 Adapter

 

Virtual Networking is one of the Key components of Datacenter. If all your Critical VMs running on highly redundant & high speed SAN or Ethernet Network but if VMs can’t communicate with each other then everything is useless.
From Functioning perspective, Virtual Network in VMware is similar to Physical Networks. Like Physical networking, Virtual networking is also exercises TCP/IP stack so nothing is changed underneath.
But Virtual networking has introduced many new components or its complex terminology which is sufficient enough to confuse any new admin or anyone who is trying to familiar with VMware Networking.

In this post, I will try to make you guys familiar with VMware Networking components, Its terminology and significance of each Networking Component.”

 

What is vNIC, VMKNIC, PortGroups, Uplink Ports, vPorts and VMXNET3 Adapter

 

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