BFNLocal
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vSwitch Class

Author : ygeorgieff

URL : http:////docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.networking.doc/GUID-DAF824CD-104D-...

Topic Name : Create a vSphere Standard Switch

Publication Name : vSphere Networking

Product/Version : VMware vSphere/6.7

Question :

When I run the command "esxcli network vswitch standard list"  I see the output of a vswitch,  but my vswitch Class type is indicated as a cswitch and not etherswitch.  What is a cswitch?

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daphnissov
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Can you show your output, please?

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BFNLocal
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The command run on the ESXi host to generate this screen output was:

esxcli network vswitch standard list

Notice that both vswitches are classed as cswitch and not etherswitch...

Screenshot 2019-05-14 at 10.17.28.png

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daphnissov
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From best I can tell (although I have not observed this personally), a cswitch class is a Cisco switch provided by a Cisco VIB, most commonly with the 1000V.

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BFNLocal
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Thank you for that - I was under the impression the the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch had been deprecated some time back....

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