blu3nood
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NSX-V to NSX-T migration

Hi All Expert Member,

Good Day to you all. May I know do anyone try before migrating NSX-V to NSX-T with partial migration?

Due I having a project deployment soon. Hence, I would like to hear everyone advice and experience and what need take cautions and consideration.

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sunvmware1
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Hi,

Migration to VMware NSX-T Data Center (NSX-T) is top of mind for customers who are on NSX for vSphere (NSX-V). Broadly speaking, there are two main methods to migrate from NSX for vSphere to NSX-T Data Center: In Parallel Migration and In Place Migration.

Example: Partial Migration

Let us say that your organization wants to migrate only the NSX-v Distributed Firewall configuration to protect the flow of east-west traffic in the newly deployed NSX-T Data Center. To achieve this goal, use the following high-level migration workflow:
  1. Deploy the new NSX-T Data Center environment on a separate hardware.

    Compute clusters for NSX-v and NSX-T Data Center environments must be different because both cannot coexist on the same hosts. Management and Edge Clusters might be shared with both environments.

  2. Create the NSX-T network topology and configure the necessary network services.
  3. Configure an NSX-T Edge bridge to extend the Logical Switch in NSX-v to an overlay segment in NSX-T.
  4. Use the migration coordinator to migrate the Distributed Firewall configuration.
  5. Switch the default gateway to the NSX-T Data Center environment.
  6. Use NSX-T Edge bridge and vSphere vMotion to migrate workload VMs to the overlay segment in NSX-T.
  7. Migrate the Security Tags to the workload VMs in NSX-T.

Important:When you use the lift and shift approach to migrate the DFW configuration from NSX-v to NSX-T, you must run the DFW-only migration mode of the migration coordinator only once. After the DFW configuration is migrated to NSX-T, you must not update the DFW configuration in your NSX-v environment and run the DFW-only migration mode again. Running the DFW-only migration mode multiple times is not recommended.

Please refer to the below link.

Migrating Distributed Firewall Configuration

 

 

 

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blu3nood
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Hi, For the lift and shift migration approach is only able to migrate the micro segementation firewall only?

Or still can migrate other componet as well?

 

Much Appreciate

Jordan

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