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Roger Nurse
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… more»

What needs improvement?

* NSX Manager console: limit on number of NSX Controllers an architecture can have

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution in place.

What other advice do I have?

Typically CCIE's are the ones tasked with implementing NSX due to their solid network background. Organizations for the most part do not have resources that know VMware as well as they know Cisco. The… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options evaluated. VMware is the leader in network virtualization.
Edgar Parra
Real User
Senior Technical Consultant at The Instillery
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… 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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We got the licenses from VMware as part of the NFR agreement, but you will require a medium infrastructure to deploy this initially. Lot of memory and CPU are required to… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Nope, never used a network virtualisation product before.

What other advice do I have?

Download the installer, try it, and you will love it. Some hardcore network administrators will say it is not the same, and of course is not the same, but it is a new way… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, there are no other products in the market that provide network virtualisation as far as I know.
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Real User
Practice Manager - Cloud, Automation & DevOps at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 07 2015

What do you think of VMware NSX?

Originally posted at vcdx133.com. This post provides a Tech101 breakdown of VMware NSX. If you have heard the buzz-word “NSX” or “Network Virtualisation” and want to learn more about it, this post is for you. VMware NSX has two distinct variants – NSX for vSphere (NSX-v) and NSX Multi-Hypervisor (NSX-MH). The most feature rich version is NSX-v (as you would expect) and the most flexible and vendor agnostic is NSX-MH (albeit with less features). Currently these are separate binaries that you download and deploy, however there is talk that in the future it will be a single binary set with a V/MH software setting during deployment. A little bit of history will also clarify things. VMware acquired Nicira in 2012 and integrated/developed the NSX product suite by combining VMware’s…

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.
Also known as
VMware Nicira
VMware NSX customers
City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
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