I was wondering what would be the points in going with vShield if you have Nexus1000v deploied on your vSphere cluster ? I understand vShield would bring the ability to monitor the traffic going through it in a GUI vs playing with Cisco ACLs in NXOs (although network admins would be fine with this).
Thanks for helping
This is not an either or decision. vShield Zones is a virtual FW. The Nexus 1000V is a layer-2 switch with SOME layer-3 protections such as DAI, etc.
So I would investigate how to use both, they are not replacements for the other.
Edward L. Haletky VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009, 2010