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Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The ease in which to install this product and make it work straight away without minimum changes in your physical network and is simply astonishing. The only thing you need to do when installing this product is change your MTU to 1600 (jumbo... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We haven't installed this in our environment yet. We have a major lab to provide our Ci-Dev team a sandpit to test apps and its security when deploying a three-tier application on our customers and test every single connection and performance... more»

What needs improvement?

The upgrade process is okay overall, but we have encountered issues every time when upgrading with the ESXi hosts VIB installation packages not being properly deployed, and after upgrading NSX manager, the ESXi hosts still uses the old... more»
Real User
IT Specialist at a tech services company
Sep 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to scale from different clouds. At the moment, the scalability of the product is the number one thing that I saw. Right now, we're doing a private cloud, since we're government. In the future, we may want to look at public, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has the potential to improve the way we function by having our different clouds be able to easily communicate back and forth. Right now, it takes a lot of work to do collaboration from our test lab, to our production, and to do anything... more»

What needs improvement?

Pricing and licensing could be improved as we are a government entity. Lower pricing could always help.
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Real User
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 24 2017

What is most valuable?

NSX gives us the ability to put our network, NSX, onto any network there is, which allows us not to have to go to the network team to create networks our VLANs for networks. We can just create all our networks right from the start. Whenever we want to spin something up, we just spin it up.

What needs improvement?

So far, what I've seen here at VMworld, it seems to be improving just the same line as everything else. It's going to expand, grow and grow and grow. It's going everywhere. It's not just going into "I'm using the V version of NSX," but it's going out to every environment. It's going out to all the clouds so that even if you have the V, you can also use the cloud... more»
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at SMP
Oct 09 2017

What is most valuable?

NSX is extremely invaluable from the standpoint of security. It does have capabilities of micro-segmenting a network, being able to create smaller segments of various types of applications separated by various tiers. However, what it's mostly important for is being able to actually set security policies right at the interfacing virtual machine, which we haven't... more»

What needs improvement?

So the third-party marketplace is growing and growing for this product and being able to redirect traffic to them, to the third-party products in order to take advantage of those additional features, is wonderful. I think that one of the more important things to see better integrated into the NSX product would be an IDS/IPS type solution, which right now we're... more»
Real User
Solutions Architect at IronBow Technologies
Oct 09 2017

What is most valuable?

I sell to a lot of customers in the DoD. NSX has really become part of their ecosystem, especially for the tactical customers in the DoD. It's very important for them to have small footprints and have as much services in their servers, as possible. NSX has fit this role really well for them.

What needs improvement?

* Going through and getting more features sets from the routing protocols is definitely necessary for the future. * Being able to properly manipulate BGP * Getting multiprotocol BGP into the stack * A little bit better redistribution As a CCIE, I like to have all my tool sets, and there are some things which NSX is missing right now. It's missing some more... more»
Real User
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
Oct 25 2017

What do you think of VMware NSX?

Valuable Features To be able to do the DR and SRM migrations from datacenter to datacenter, we're able to do them with SRM with VXLAN, with the NSX product. • Room for Improvement Just being more knowledgeable about the different functions. I think the product is fine. It's just learning more about the product, and how you can benefit from it, and what it's got to offer. • Stability Issues Very stable. We've had great success with it. It's a different mindset for the actual network folks that are used to building an old traditional way, but it's much faster to get things deployed with firewall rules. • Scalability Issues It's definitely scalable, however large, however small. We can bring people in with VDI desktops, with a control set already around that, to be able...
Real User
Infrastructure Architect
Oct 09 2017

What do you think of VMware NSX?

Valuable Features Some of NSX's most valuable features are: Its distributed firewall The we can actually extend Layer 2 networking across datacenters, and also Layer 3 networking, which comes along with it. The routing and switching. • Room for Improvement They could branch out to the physical layer. Today, it's just the virtual layer, and they're starting to talk about the physical layer. We'd like to see the physical layer incorporated. • Stability Issues We've been using NSX now with Layer 2 stretching for approximately 10 months. We're getting ready to really ramp up the DFW, which is the distributed firewall piece, which we and our security team are very excited about. NSX is a very stable product. • Scalability Issues We've already scaled it across two...
Real User
VMware SRM NSX SDDC Consulting Engineer -Trainer at Plan IT Virtual, LLC
Sep 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* NSX Manager features

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed our customers to scale/extend their existing IP subnets and spin up new subnets on-demand for new app/web/DB tiers. Increasing overall VM-to-VM security and policy deployments. It has helped increase operational efficiency from... more»

What needs improvement?

* NSX Manager console: limit on number of NSX Controllers an architecture can have
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What is VMware NSX?

VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
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