Frequently Asked Questions

VMware NSX is a software-defined network virtualization solution for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) that extends across data centers, clouds, and application frameworks.

VMware NSX is available as a part of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). For more information, see the datasheet or download a free trial.

VMware Firewall is available as an add-on to the VMware Cloud

Foundation (VCF) SKU. The VMware Advanced Load Balancer can be purchased as a standalone SKU or added as an add-on to VMware Cloud

Foundation (VCF) and VMware vSphere Foundation (VVF) SKUs. For more information, see the webpages for VMware Firewall and VMware Advanced Load balancer.

VMware NSX is a software-defined networking solution that offers seamless connectivity across data centers, clouds, and application frameworks. It brings network services closer to the application, whether running on Virtual Machines (VMs), containers, or physical servers.

The customer uses VMware NSX for:

  • Cloud networking

  • Datacenter Consolidation, App Mobility, and Disaster Recovery

  • Network Automation

  • High-Performance Networking

  • Networking for Modern Applications

NSX Network Virtualization brings the simplicity of the cloud operating model to networking in VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), allowing you to manage your entire network as a single entity from a single pane of glass, enforce consistent networking and security policies, and automate and tailor the network to your needs. 

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