VMware NSX Initial Setup

Andres Hurtado
Director with 51-200 employees
In the beginning, implementation was quite challenging. Once you know your way around it, it becomes a lot easier to navigate. Every master was once a disaster. The beginning stages are the most challenging but as you pass through the initial starting point, you begin to realize how easily it can be integrated with multiple devices. I have been in technology for 23 years and I see the constant evolution of not just the portable technology but also the management. I believe that adapting to the multiple levels of security inside of the business management is a challenge for different vendors. View full review »
Technology Manager
The initial setup was straightforward. It follows a certain structure and you won't miss a step. It's all on the same level, step by step. View full review »
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The installation is very straightforward. The part that gets complex is how you do your routing, how you do your ESGs, how you set up the actual network itself within it. But once it's set up, you just create virtual switches and put any network you want on it. It becomes almost seamless. View full review »
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Paul Walsh
VMware Administrator at Ryanair
The initial setup was simple. We started probably in December of last year and did a lot of prep: A lot of VMware upgrades, licensing upgrades, etc. All this was done in advance with VMware's help. The project came in for install in June and it took about two weeks. It was great, and we did not have problems. View full review »
John Statt
Senior Solutions Architect at SMP
It's a complex product so setup is essentially as easy as the person whose knowledge is being used to install it. There are various elements to it. It can be installed in modules - in a modular fashion. You don't have to install everything right away. And, unfortunately, with this particular product, when you read through all the marketing materials it sounds like it has to be installed completely when, in fact, you can start out with only the pieces you need and add what you need - the other pieces - later as needed. View full review »
Todd Gould
Solutions Architect at IronBow Technologies
NSX is one of the simplest network solutions that I've ever worked with. I did a demo for our company's engineers about a year ago, and in 45 minutes, I stood up a cluster and had the VXLAN and some of the firewall policies, up and running in a 45-minute demo. It's really easy to use and everybody walked away from it knowing how to use NSX just from a 45-minute presentation. View full review »
Consultant with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was a bit lengthy in the beginning. Now, it is a bit smoother. While I like it, it still takes time to setup. It is a bit slow, which is surprising. View full review »
Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
At first, it was a little complex, but it's more internal, just learning a new product and what it can do for you. But once you get all that set up, and done with the collaboration, and the other groups, it's really not that bad. View full review »
Head of EMEA Strategic Alliances at Arrow Electronics, Inc
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I found that it was easy to install. In fact, I installed it myself. View full review »
Frederic Giovannacci
System Engineer at GIP SIB
It was a complex setup. View full review »
Architect at Computacenter
The initial setup was straightforward. You just have to click it and follow the manuals. Deploying the infrastructure code can be more complex. View full review »
Tom Bowles
Network Engineer
It seems to be very straightforward. Usually a lot of it's handled by the installer. Yeah, very straightforward. As long as you read the design guide, it's easy. View full review »
Lead at Accenture
The setup is not easy, but it is doable. View full review »
Evgeniy Stepanov
Engineer at DataLine - лучшая команда виртуализации VMware 2015
I found the initial setup to be complex. View full review »
Dept. Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We had some complexities implementing into the other parts of a network. Otherwise, the NSX product was straightforward to setup. View full review »
System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is easy to implement it. View full review »
System Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The first time setting it up was difficult. After a couple of installations, it should get easier. View full review »
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