HP FlexFabric Virtual Switch 5900v
The HP 5900v switch is a kernel-based software solution in the form of a logical switch. This Virtual Switch replaces standard vSwitch in the VMware ESXi infrastructure to deliver advanced networking capabilities. The HP Virtual Switch 5900v provides each VM with a dedicated switch port. The seamless integration of the 5900v switch preserves
the established roles and policies and works within the virtual environment without requiring changes or causing disruption. The 5900v switch is designed to support the industry-standard VEPA technology (802.1Qbg), also known as Ethernet Virtual Bridging (EVB), in conjunction with the 5900AF top-of-rack switches.
The Virtual Switch 5900v communicates with the VEPA-enabled 5900AF switches at the link layer using VEPA forwarding and Virtual Station Interface (VSI) Discovery and Configuration Protocol (VDP). In
other words, the 5900v switch passes the VM‐VM traffic through the 5900AF switches giving full visibility of that traffic to network administrators.
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