NSX-V Multi-site Options and Cross-VC NSX Design Guide

Version 6

    Author: Humair Ahmed

    Please send feedback to hahmed@vmware.com



    This design guide is in initial draft status and feedback is welcome for next updated version release.


    The goal of this design guide is to outline several NSX solutions available for multi-site data center connectivity before digging deeper into the details of the Cross-VC NSX multi-site solution. Learn how Cross-VC NSX enables logical networking and security across multiple vCenter domains/sites and how it provides enhanced solutions for specific use cases. No longer is logical networking and security constrained to a single vCenter domain. Cross-VC NSX use cases, architecture, functionality, deployment models, design, and failure/recovery scenarios are discussed in detail.


    This document is targeted toward virtualization and network architects interested in deploying VMware® NSX Network virtualization solution in a vSphere environment.


    The design guide addresses the following topics:


    Why Multi-site?

    Traditional Multi-site Challenges

    Why VMware NSX for Multi-site Data Center Solutions

    NSX Multi-site Solution


    Cross-VC NSX:

    - Use Cases

    - Architecture and Functionality

    - Deployment Models

    - Design Guidance

    - Failure/Recovery scenarios


    Thanks to all the contributors and reviewers of this document.


    This will also soon be posted on our NSX Technical Resources website (link below):