The component in the Cisco Nexus 1000V that actually switches data
traffic. It runs on a VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 or ESXi 5.0 host. Up to 64
VEMs are controlled by one VSM. All the VEMs that form a switch
domain should be in the same virtual data center as defined by VMware
This software replaces the VMware vSwitch in each hypervisor. It
performs switching between directly attached virtual machines and
provides uplink capabilities to the rest of the network.
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