NSX-V vs NSX-T – Basic Comparison

Tight integration with vSphereYesNo
Works without vCenterNoYes
Support for multiple vCenter instances NoYes
Supported virtualization platformsVMware vSphereVMware vSphere, KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, AWS native workloads
NSX Edge deploymentESXi VMVM or physical server
Overlay encapsulation protocolsVXLANGENEVE
Virtual switches (N-VDS)vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)Open vSwitch or VDS
Logical switch replication modesUnicast, Multicast, HybridUnicast (Two-tier or Head)
ARP suppressionYesYes
A two-tier distributed routingNoYes
Configuring the IP addressing scheme for network segmentsManualAutomatic (between Tier 0 and Tier 1)
Integration for traffic inspectionYesNo
Kernel-level distributed firewallYesYes

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