3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2011 5:40 PM by rajanyadav

    dvFilter Features

    pbuchmaier Novice

       

      Hi all

       

       

      today I install ESX 4.0 and look to Configuration, Licensed  Features.

       

       

      I see new features dvFilter. 

       

       

      Do you know what is this and how this features work ?

       

       

      In google.com, vmware.com, or http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/key_features_vsphere.pdf  I don't find anything about dvFilter.

       

       

      Product Features:

          Up to 8-way virtual SMP

          vCenter agent for ESX Server

          vStorage APIs

          VMsafe

      dvFilter

          VMware HA ...........

       

       

      thanks for answer

       

       

      Petr Buchmaier

       

       

        • 1. Re: dvFilter Features
          pbuchmaier Novice

           

          I try and look to logs of ESXi and here is " Loading VMkernel module 'dvfilter' " and dvfilter loaded succesfully

           

           

           

           

           

          • 2. Re: dvFilter Features
            Novice

             

            Hi,

             

             

            dvfilter is VMware's internal working name for the vNetwork Appliance API, which is exposed in vSphere 4 primarily for network security (firewalls, IDS/IPS) through the VMsafe program.  You can see a mention of vNetwork Appliance API in a blog post here from one of our networking managers:

             

             

            http://vnetworking.blogspot.com/

             

             

            Apparently the internal name is what ended up showing in the licensing configuration, but that's what it is. 

             

             

            Being licensed for this item enables you to use a VMsafe-enabled network security product when they later ship from Check Point, IBM ISS, Altor Networks, Reflex Systems, Third Brigade, etc. in your vSphere 4 deployment.

             

             

            Regards,

             

             

            Warren Wu

             

             

            VMware Product Management

             

             

            • 3. Re: dvFilter Features
              rajanyadav Novice

              Hi Warren,

               

              Which ESXi license is needed for me to have dvfilter and serialuri features enabled?

               

              Also, does it matter what vCenter server license I have?