VMware NSX Valuable Features

Edgar Parra
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 frames). It provides microsegmentation and good security features for north-south and east-west traffic across your SDDC. The performance you obtain at the virtual layer and traffic crossing for your VMs gets improved dramatically because the traffic doesn't leave the hypervisor. I'm not a network guy myself but NSX makes it really easy to understand how the virtual network pins together and how you can manage the traffic and security within your VMware deployment without the hassle of changing VLANs, adding unnecessary protocols for discovery, etc. Encapsulating the traffic using VXLAN is a great addition. It extrapolates the number of VLANs that you can stretch to an almost infinite number of VXLAN (millions of VXLANs). In abstract, you are dealing with numerous VLANs every time you want to send traffic from one VM to another, basically VMs on different hosts within the same datacenter will be connected to the same logical switch and traffic is advertised via unicast traffic from the NSX controllers to let every body know in the environment "who is who" to minimize the amount of multicast traffic. View full review »
IT Specialist at a tech services company
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 probably not. View full review »
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
John Statt
Senior Solutions Architect at SMP
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 had the ability to do in the past. View full review »
Todd Gould
Solutions Architect at IronBow Technologies
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. View full review »
Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
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. View full review »
Infrastructure Architect
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. View full review »
Roger Nurse
VMware SRM NSX SDDC Consulting Engineer -Trainer at Plan IT Virtual, LLC
* NSX Manager features View full review »
Tom Bowles
Network Engineer
The most valuable part of NSX is it's very scalable and automated. Our change request time is really low. View full review »
IT Support Specialist at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Security. Our Trend platform runs off NSX. View full review »
Tarsio Moraes
Cloud Engineer at IBM
We can deliver the network that customers need quickly and safely. That is most important. View full review »
Adnan Ahmad- 2xCCIE (DC,SP)
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have worked on NSX for the last couple of months and I Liked Distributed Logical Switching, Distributed Logical Router and Distributed Firewall the most. View full review »
Mohammed Amine Lablan
The Distributed Firewall is simple to add to the network and rules are easy to implement on it. View full review »

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