Modernize Application Delivery with VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer

You’ve heard many times that applications have evolved, security perimeters have dissolved, distributed architectures and multi-cloud deployments are the way to go. What about load balancing – the key enabler for application availability, performance, and responsiveness regardless of the underlying infrastructure? Look no further especially if you’re already invested in VMware.

 

With a software-defined architecture, VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer provides multi-cloud load balancing, intelligent web application firewall, application analytics and container ingress services from the data center to the cloud.


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Why Migrate to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer? 

Elastic Scale with On-Demand Capacity Management

Provide a public cloud like elasticity and ease of management to load balancing with on-demand autoscaling based on traffic demand.

Enterprise Grade Load Balancing Ready for Modern Apps

Modernize your infrastructure with a cloud-friendly and container-ready load balancing solution serving enterprise workloads on VMware vSphere, NSX, Tanzu, Horizon and more.

Multi-Cloud Load Balancing Regardless of Infrastructure

Deploy consistent load balancing policies across on-prem data centers, public clouds, and hybrid clouds like VMware Cloud in AWS, Microsoft Azure VMware Solution, and Google Cloud VMware Engine.

SaaS Simplicity with End-to-End Automation and Analytics

Accelerate application delivery through decision automation with 100% REST APIs. Simplify monitoring and troubleshooting with closed-loop analytics – consumed in SaaS.

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Assess Your Environment

See for Yourself First

Take a test drive prior to your VMware load balancing migration.

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Minimize Migration Downtime

Get Hands-On to Try

Try multiple Hands-on Labs from Getting Started, Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB), Web Application Security, Migration Automation, to our Lightning Lab.

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Clean Up and Verify

Learn Tips from the Experts

Get your hands dirty by attending either a 90-min Hands-on Lab workshop or take a deep dive with a load balancer expert live in 4 days.

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Spotlight on VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Migration 

Migrate from F5 to VMware for Load Balancing

Migrate from F5 to VMware for Load Balancing

Try the Automation Migration Tool in an interactive simulation lab. Get a taste of advanced load balancing before you migrate.

VMware Validated Solution (VVS) for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)

As one of the VMware Validated Solution (VVS) for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer has your back from deployment to operations.

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Deploying Elastic, Self-Service Load Balancing for VMware NSX-T

Deploy enterprise-grade load balancing and WAF for VMware NSX-T environments on a complete L2-L7 networking and security virtualization platform.

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Key Questions About Migrating Load Balancing to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer 

I use load balancing with NSX for vSphere, how do I migrate to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer?

Customers can migrate load balancing configuration from NSX for vSphere to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer using the NSX-T Migration Coordinators ‘Bring-Your-Own-Topology’ Configuration Only workflow. Alternatively, customers can choose to migrate their load balancers to NSX-T first and then migrate to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer.

 

I use load balancing with NSX-T Data Center, how do I migrate to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer?

Customers can migrate load balancing from NSX-T Data Center to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer using the NSX-T Load Balancer Migration Tool which will be provided by VMware.

 

What versions of NSX do I need to migrate load balancing from NSX for vSphere to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer using the Migration Coordinator? 

To use the Migration Coordinator to migrate load balancing from NSX for vSphere to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer, you must run NSX-V 6.4.4 or later and NSX-T 3.2 or later.

What versions of VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer do I need use? 

Customers must run VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer 20.1.6 or later.

How do I get started with VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer? 

If in a VCF environment, utilize the Advanced Load Balancing for VMware Cloud Foundation solution to install and configure VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer. If in a standalone NSX environment, install VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer appliances through the NSX-T Data Center UI. 

Do I need to buy additional licenses to migrate my load balancing from NSX to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer? 

No, VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer’s ‘Basic’ edition can be licensed with NSX Advanced/Enterprise+ licenses. Basic edition provides NSX-T load
balancing equivalent features. To unlock advanced use cases customers can purchase VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer ‘Enterprise‘ edition licenses.

 

After migration can I continue to use NSX-T UI to consume load balancing?

Yes, customers can continue to use NSX-T Data Center UI to configure basic load balancing on VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer.