VMware NSX® Data Center delivers virtualized networking and security entirely in software.
NSX is software-defined networking (SDN) is part of VMware’s software-defined data center (SDDC), and enabling the “virtual cloud network” to connect and protect across datacenter, clouds, and applications.
There are two different product editions of NSX:
NSX for vSphere
NSX for Multi-Hypervisor (MH).
NSX is a completely non-disruptive solution which can be deployed on any IP network from any vendor–both existing traditional networking models and next generation fabric architectures.The physical network infrastructure already in place is all that is required to deploy a software-defined data center with NSX.
- Logical switching :
Reproduce the complete L2 and L3 switching functionality in a virtual environment, decoupled from the underlying hardware.
- NSX Gateway :
L2 gateway for seamless connection to physical workloads and legacy VLANs.
- Logical Routing :
Routing between logical switches, providing dynamic routing within different virtual networks.
- Logical Firewall :
Distributed firewall, kernel enabled line rate performance, virtualization and identity aware, with activity monitoring .
- Logical Load-Balancer :
Full featured load balancer with SSL termination.
- Logical VPN:
Site-to-Site & Remote Access VPN in software
- NSX API :
RESTful API for integration into any cloud management platform