Bidirectional forwarding detection or BFD, in NSX-T (aka NSX 4.x onwards)

In VMware NSX-T (NSX Data Center), BFD stands for "Bidirectional Forwarding Detection." BFD is a network protocol used to detect and quickly respond to failures in the forwarding path between network devices, such as routers or switches. It is designed to provide rapid failure detection and minimal downtime by quickly detecting link or path failures … Continue reading Bidirectional forwarding detection or BFD, in NSX-T (aka NSX 4.x onwards)

Service Router vs Distributed Router in NSX-T (aka NSX 4.x)

In VMware NSX-T, both Service Router (SR) and Distributed Router (DR) are integral components of the networking architecture that play distinct roles in providing routing and connectivity within the virtualized network environment. Let's delve into the differences between these two router types: Service Router (SR): Role: The Service Router is a centralized routing component that … Continue reading Service Router vs Distributed Router in NSX-T (aka NSX 4.x)

NSX-V vs NSX-T – Basic Comparison

NSX-VNSX-TTight integration with vSphereYesNoWorks without vCenterNoYesSupport for multiple vCenter instances NoYesSupported virtualization platformsVMware vSphereVMware vSphere, KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, AWS native workloadsNSX Edge deploymentESXi VMVM or physical serverOverlay encapsulation protocolsVXLANGENEVEVirtual switches (N-VDS)vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)Open vSwitch or VDSLogical switch replication modesUnicast, Multicast, HybridUnicast (Two-tier or Head)ARP suppressionYesYesA two-tier distributed routingNoYesConfiguring the IP addressing scheme for … Continue reading NSX-V vs NSX-T – Basic Comparison