Modernize Your Network with VMware NSX-T

The way applications are architected and deployed has changed. Modern applications run on multiple clouds, making use of heterogeneous compute platforms such as containers, virtual machines and bare metal. With frequent releases and rapid application deployment, the network must become just as agile to support applications on any compute.

With an API-driven architecture, built-in distributed security, and streamlined operations, VMware NSX-T is uniquely designed to address this challenging environment and bring the public cloud experience to your private cloud.

Assess Your Environment for Migration

Why Migrate to VMware NSX-T? 

Scale-out Networking at a Fraction of the Cost

Provide a public cloud like experience on-premises with cloud-scale networking, security, and centralized network operations with NSX Federation.

Full-stack Networking for Modern Distributed Applications

Deploy converged networking capabilities including distributed switching and routing, firewalling, load balancing, NAT, IPAM, and more for both VMs and containers.

Best-in-Class Security Built into Your Infrastructure

Gain superior protection against the lateral movement of threats with stateful Layer 7 security controls that include IDS/IPS and security analytics via NSX Intelligence.

Networking and Security Automation

Simplify network automation and management with a declarative policy model and a streamlined user experience.

Ready to Migrate? Let’s Get You Going

Assess Your Environment

Assess Your Environment

Work with VMware and our partners to assess your environment for networking pre-requisites prior to the migration.

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Minimize Migration Downtime

Minimize Migration Downtime

Migrate management and workload domains either on existing hardware using the Migration Coordinator or on new hardware.

See How to Use Migration Coordinator 
Clean Up and Verify

Clean Up and Verify

Verify your new NSX-T environment and clean up the NSX for vSphere (NSX-V) environment after a successful migration.

Explore Post-Migration Tasks 

Spotlight on VMware NSX-T Migration 

Fast-track Your Migration

Fast-track Your Migration

Get up and running quickly. Use our migration simulator to navigate the Migration Coordinator interface, perform prechecks, migrate to NSX-T, and verify success.

Migrate to VMware Advanced Load Balancing

Get the definitive guide on migrating to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer.


See Migration Coordinator in Action

Built into NSX Manager, Migration Coordinator automates NSX-V to NSX-T in-place migrations.


Deep Dive on Migration Using Maintenance Mode

With the NSX-T 3.0 release, Migration Coordinator delivers an automated maintenance mode that uses vMotion to help mitigate outage time.


Migrate to VMware NSX-T Data Center

Get the definitive guide with real world examples of migrations from NSX for vSphere to NSX-T.


Key Questions About Migrating to VMware NSX-T 

Is NSX for vSphere going away?

VMware will continue to support customers running NSX-V. Your success is critical to us, and per standard VMware practice, the End of General Support date for the latest NSX Data Center for vSphere release is set for January 16, 2022 and the End of Technical Guidance is set for January 16, 2023. Please see the VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix for details.


How do I migrate from NSX-V to NSX-T?

Customers typically use one of the three main options based on requirements: 1) Automated in-place migration on existing hosts with the NSX Migration Coordinator; 2) Co-existing NSX-V and NSX-T environments with new workloads deployed on NSX-T; and 3) Move all existing workloads to NSX-T environment deployed on new set of hardware.


How do I migrate my existing load balancers deployed on NSX to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer?

Migration tools will be provided to migrate customers who are using load balancing on either NSX for vSphere or NSX-T to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer. Please refer to the Migrate to Advanced Load Balancing website for more information. It is recommended that customers migrate their load balancers deployed on NSX for vSphere directly to VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer.


What version of NSX for vSphere do I need to migrate to NSX-T using the Migration Coordinator?

To use the Migration Coordinator to migrate from NSX for vSphere to NSX-T you must run NSX-V 6.4.4 or later.

Do I need to buy additional licenses to migrate my environment from NSX-V to NSX-T?

No, NSX Data Center is sold as one set of licenses that provides access to both NSX Data Center for vSphere (“NSX-V”) and NSX-T Data Center (“NSX-T”), protecting your NSX investments.

I am interested in evaluating NSX-T. Where can I find more information?

The VMware NSX-T Product Evaluation Center features technical documentation, installation demos, and classes to make your NSX-T evaluation a success. You can find additional product related information on the NSX Data Center page.

Can I add NSX-T to my existing NSX-V environment?

Some customers choose to introduce NSX-T alongside NSX-V. They can coexist and even connect to the same vCenter if the workloads are in different clusters. Both vRealize Automation and vRealize Network Insight support NSX-V and NSX-T co-existence. VMware Cloud Foundation supports co-existence in separate workload domains.