Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions

The Cross-VC NSX feature introduced in VMware NSX 6.2, allows for NSX logical networking and security support across multiple vCenters. Logical switches (LS), distributed logical routers (DLR) and distributed firewall (DFW) can now be deployed across multiple vCenter domains. These Cross-VC NSX objects are called Universal objects. The universal objects are similar to distributed logical switches, routers, and firewall except they have global or universal scope, meaning they can span multiple vCenter Read more [...]

Release: VMware NSX 6.1

Today at VMworld 2014 VMware showcased version 6.1 of its network virtualization platform: NSX. Launched last year at VMworld 2013 NSX is the result of Nicira acquisition and now VMware is talking about multi-hypervisor support and OpenStack Integration. The key new features of NSX 6.1 can be resumed as follows: DHCP Relay: It’s now possibile to define several DHCP servers configured per logical router ports and to integrate external DHCP servers in the physical world with the same logic. Two Read more [...]

Paper: VMware NSX Network Virtualization Design Guide

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware NSX Network Virtualization Design Guide“. The paper which contains 32 pages is a design guide targeted towards virtualization and network architects interested in deploying VMware NSX. NSX network virtualization programmatically creates, snapshots, deletes, and restores software-based virtual networks. The paper contains the following sections: Overview Components of the VMware Network Virtualization Solution Data Plane Control Plane Management Read more [...]

VMware launches NSX

Along with Virtual SAN technology VMware launched NSX (available in Q4 2013) its network virtualization platform that virtualization.info already covered in March. VMware NSX unifies in a single platform Nicira NVP and VMware vCloud Network and Security, covering the entire network and security model from Layer 2 to Layer 7 and integrating in the hypervisor to ability to manage switching, bridging, routing and firewall. The key highlights are resumed in this post from the “Office Read more [...]