VMware NSX Room for Improvement

Andres Hurtado
Director with 51-200 employees
The engineering team has room for improvement. They should 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. View full review »
Edgar Parra
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 version. This causes additional steps to manually remove those old VIBs from the ESXi, reinstall them, and try again. In some cases, we had to uninstall and install them from scratch NSX and restore from backup, which in a real world scenario won't be desirable to do. You would like to have an in-place a seamless upgrade from one version to another, especially if you are changing minor versions (e.g., 6.3.1 to 6.3.2). View full review »
IT Specialist at a tech services company
Pricing and licensing could be improved as we are a government entity. Lower pricing could always help. View full review »
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Technology Manager
I would like them to make integration with other vendors easier. View full review »
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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 part and put it into there, so it seems to be growing where it needs to go. It still needs to grow. There are still some features that it doesn't do, like it doesn't do multicasting. It does do some multicasting, but it's within their own infrastructure, but multicasting in general, it doesn't do. View full review »
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. There is a concern and some confusion around who owns NSX in the end, whether it's the network team or the VMware team. There is not much confusion about this anymore, but there was at the start. Would it be owned by the network team, who might never even have seen VMware before, but would understand firewall rules? Or would it be owned by your average VMware person? As far as someone else putting it in, make sure you know who is going to own it, and they have the staff and the capabilities to cover it. View full review »
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. View full review »
John Statt
Senior Solutions Architect at SMP
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 handing off to a third-party, which sometimes doubles the cost of the product. However, there are new products that we're learning about over the course of this week like AppDefense, that may actually help provide some additional capabilities in terms of that IDS/IPS type structure. View full review »
Todd Gould
Solutions Architect at IronBow Technologies
* 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 advanced features. As an engineer, we need those tools. We need to be able to manipulate routes. We need to be able to set traffic the way that we need it to be. Especially as we interact with other vendors, sometimes it makes it difficult to have to do some workarounds. Once VMware flushes out the RFC for things like BGP and OSPF, it will be better. View full review »
Consultant with 51-200 employees
We would like them to improve the deployment time. The management console also needs a bit of improvement. View full review »
Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
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. View full review »
Head of EMEA Strategic Alliances at Arrow Electronics, Inc
I would like to see a coverage in which we can promote NSX to the SMB, midmarket customer. View full review »
Roger Nurse
VMware SRM NSX SDDC Consulting Engineer -Trainer at Plan IT Virtual, LLC
* NSX Manager console: limit on number of NSX Controllers an architecture can have View full review »
Infrastructure Architect
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. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
At the moment it hasn't helped us prolong our hardware refresh. View full review »
Frederic Giovannacci
System Engineer at GIP SIB
We would to have a reverse proxy. This would add great value to the solution. We would also 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. The product need to be improved. It is too complex. View full review »
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. I would rate this solution an eight because it doesn't have Kubernetes integrations yet, and it isn't multi-federated. Those are some of the things that need to be added to the product. View full review »
Lead at Accenture
We would like tenant segmentation available in future releases. View full review »
Evgeniy Stepanov
Engineer at DataLine - лучшая команда виртуализации VMware 2015
I would like to see extended performance charts in other versions of NSX. For example, CPU usage, memory usage, and bandwidth usage on NSX. I would rate this product an eight because it's a good product but it needs more work. They should fix some of the bugs. View full review »
Tarsio Moraes
Cloud Engineer at IBM
There is one feature I'm finding with VMware which is special for us from IBM with JIRA routing protocols. This is in the future that they are planning, especially right now with our compatible AWS. AWS is good, understood, except for the software to improve, probably with Amazon right now doing this partnership. VMware and access are going to be improved for that. View full review »
Dept. Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see some more add-ons on the security features. View full review »
System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
If you start with a new or greenfield environment, it is okay to implement. However, if there are other solutions already in place, it can be difficult to implement. View full review »
Mohammed Amine Lablan
It should be more adapted to the physical side of network topology in order to prevent unavailability. View full review »
VMware NSX Specialist with 5,001-10,000 employees
* vRNI * Improve integration with many third-party solutions, because only Palo Alto and Check Point, and VMware would be like improve this integration with other vendors. View full review »
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