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.
Provide a public cloud like experience on-premises with cloud-scale networking, security, and centralized network operations with NSX Federation.
Deploy converged networking capabilities including distributed switching and routing, firewalling, load balancing, NAT, IPAM, and more for both VMs and containers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To use the Migration Coordinator to migrate from NSX for vSphere to NSX-T you must run NSX-V 6.4.4 or later.
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.
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.
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.