Big Switch Networks has announced the release of Big Cloud Fabric 2.6 which supports VMware NSX virtualization.
The Big Cloud Fabric 2.6 combines physical network automation and visibility with VMware NSX platform’s native visibility and troubleshooting capabilities, with seamless integration with VMware vCenter Server to support any VMware vSphere workload, the company said.
Big Cloud Fabric 2.6 allows virtualization administrators to engage with physical network that operates at the same pace as VM creation/deletion and VM live migration.
The new release also provides flow tracing across the fabric topology.
Additionally the 2.6 release introduces an enhanced Fabric Analytics module that supports deep visibility of VMware VMs for network administrators, including VM and host properties, VM mobility events, and host connectivity to the Big Cloud Fabric leaf switches.
BCF 2.6 also interoperates with VMware’s NSX network virtualization software to provide visibility into and troubleshooting of the physical underlay network on behalf of the NSX software overlay.
Also, Big Cloud Fabric 2.6 helps VMware NSX network virtualization and provides NSX and host visibility in the big cloud fabric controller and big cloud analytics extended for VMware NSX connected VMs.
Company officials said the Big Cloud Fabric controller directly integrates into vCenter Server to automate network creation on the physical SDN fabric.
Some of the capabilities of the Big Cloud Fabric/vCenter integration include auto host detection and link aggregation (LAG) formation, Auto L2 network creation and VM learning, network policy migration for vMotion/DRS events and flow/policy troubleshooting across multi switch BCF fabric.
Big Cloud Fabric is available as per switch subscription basis and includes advance vSphere integration, Fabric Analytics for VMware vSphere, and support for VMware NSX and offers $39K and $99K Big Cloud Fabric starter kits.
Last year in October, Big switch Networks launched two starter kits for Big Cloud Fabric which provides the switch hardware and SDN software necessary for projects ranging from small lab PoCs up to two-rack production deployments ready for IaaS Clouds, Big Data, Server/Network Virtualization, and VDI use case.