F5's Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing, or vCMP for short, is virtualization technology that couples a custom hypervisor running on the BIG-IP host with a hardware-specific scalable number of guest virtual machines running TMOS. This article wraps a short series of Lightboard Lessons Jason filmed to introduce the high level vCMP concepts.
What is vCMP?
In this first video, Jason covers the differences between multi-tenancy and virtualization and discusses how the vCMP system works.
vCMP Guest Networking and High Availability
In part 2, Jason covers the great flexibility in guest provisioning, guest networking concepts, and a high availability overview for guests versus chassis.
vCMP Security (coming soon!)
In part 3, Jason concludes the series with a discussion on network security, guest deployment security, and secure memory management.