VMware NSX Pros and Cons

VMware NSX Pros

Andres Hurtado
Director with 51-200 employees
The stability is great. That's one of the things that we can quantify and leverage through NSX, because it's less complex. We have the availability to manage multiple things at the same time. You can identify problems before they manifest.
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Technolo19ac
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.
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Paul Walsh
VMware Administrator at Ryanair
The microsegmentation is great, and the security team thinks it is great.
The solution is robust as it covers everything we want to do and is stable, so we're happy enough with it. We have had no problems so far. Everything is great.
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Adam Lowles
Information Security Manager at Anana LTD
The microsegmentation allows me to sleep at night. My job is reducing risk, plugging security holes, and working with the automated layer security. Even if somebody spins up a new server, it has to have a tag in NSX.
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Consudee5
Consultant with 51-200 employees
Any administrator with basic networking knowledge, in a couple of days, can be in full control of their networking without going through a networking engineer.
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Solution2aa6
Solutions Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
You can easily integrate this with other VMware products. It is a robust solution.
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reviewer1333941
Network Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions.
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Archtct10001
Architect at Computacenter
The initial setup was straightforward. You just have to click it and follow the manuals.
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Frederic Giovannacci
System Engineer at GIP SIB
It has reduced the number of people on the network team along with the system engineer involved in the security process. So, it is valuable.
From a distributed firewall perspective, it's a solid solution.
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Lead06b9
Lead at Accenture
The firewall is its most valuable feature.
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VMware NSX Cons

Andres Hurtado
Director with 51-200 employees
The engineering team has room for improvement. They should have have more of a Knowledge Base about different case studies and should develop more advanced features. These kinds of improvements will change the way things get done.
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Technolo19ac
Technology Manager
I would like them to make integration with other vendors easier.
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Paul Walsh
VMware Administrator at Ryanair
The solution is quite complex. You need to keep your thinking cap on and know what you are doing: Go to the training and listen to the solution architects when they come in because they have a lot of knowledge.
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Adam Lowles
Information Security Manager at Anana LTD
I would like to have automating reporting built into common service management platforms, such as JIRA, Serviceaide, and ServiceNow.
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Consudee5
Consultant with 51-200 employees
It takes time to do the initial setup. It is a bit slow, which is surprising.
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Solution2aa6
Solutions Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
If you're worried that NSX is too complex, I would tell you to take another look. If you compare NSX to a similar solution you might find it to be a bit more complex. Usually, the guy that comes in to implement NSX isn't the network guy and will lack the knowledge for the program. He can lack the knowledge for this program and will therefore think it's complex. You need somebody with network experience.
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reviewer1333941
Network Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one.
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Archtct10001
Architect at Computacenter
The next release of NSX should try to make Kubernetes and container integration a little easier than it is now. It's quite a complicated process.
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Frederic Giovannacci
System Engineer at GIP SIB
We would to have a reverse proxy. This would add great value to the solution.
We would like better integration with the standards on the market. For example, with OSPF, their integration in NSX is very low. It's not a full OSPF integration. It is too thin from a protocol perspective.
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Lead06b9
Lead at Accenture
We would like tenant segmentation available in future releases.
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Learn what your peers think about VMware NSX. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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