VMware® NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization Design Guide ver 3.0

VMware® NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization Design Guide ver 3.0

This is a updated edition of the VMware® NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization Design Guide

Authors:VMware NSX Technical Product Management Team

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

In this version 3.0 edition the guide was updated to provide new additional context around:

1. Sizing for small and medium data centers with NSX

2. Routing best practices

3. Micro-segmentation and service composer design guidance

Thanks to all the contributors and reviewers to various sections of the document.

A final version of this Reference Guide will be posted soon 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


great doc can i put a link on my blog to your publication, it is a great one.

Thanks Allanloran. Sure you can, this is a public Link and Document!

I am grateful to the writer who create this good paper. Thanks!

After reading this paper, I can have some idea what NSX is.


You are welcome Billy, feel free to hit us with questions, comments or suggestions on how to improve the doc.

Happy New Year,


Max, will there be many changes once vSphere 6 is released? Loving the document, read it various times during my VCIX preps.

We will surely update the document in the upcoming months to integrate the specific new functionalities brought to NSX by the release of vSphere 6.0.

big thanks for this !!!

You are Welcome Raymundo!

That's a massive update on the 3.0 version of this guide you got there. Many thanks!

Chapter 5.3.7 seems to have wrong reference numbers for the figures. Seemed to be fine again in 5.3.8, but a few sub chapters down it's wrong again...

JoshuaAndrewsVM​ this is probably the forum to discuss about your question on this thread Logical Routing Components table in the NSX Design Guide

VerdantBlue nikhilvmw any ideas on who should we contact if we would like to provide feedback to this design guide document?


When will this document get updated?  Nimish said in VMworld 2017, Reference Design, he is working on updated version of the design guide.

Just finished watching Nimish's VMworld 2017 and noticed the same, he directed us to this page and said he was working on an update. March-2019, Anybody?

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