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

Version 2

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

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    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):



    Feedback and Comments to the Authors and the NSX Solution Team are highly appreciated.


    - The VMware NSX Solution Team