VMware Cloud Director NSX-V to NSX-T Migration Help Matrix

In immediately’s quickly evolving IT panorama, Cloud Service Suppliers want to make sure that their prospects have entry to the most recent and most superior networking and safety features. VMware Cloud Director (VCD) permits prospects to construct safe non-public clouds, dramatically growing information heart effectivity and enterprise agility.

Mixed with VMware NSX (beforehand NSX-T Knowledge Heart or NSX-T), VMware’s software-defined networking platform, the result’s a robust resolution for service suppliers and enterprises to assist the rising variety of distributed functions being run on heterogenous endpoints, VMs, containers, and naked metallic throughout DC, Cloud, and Edge.

Why ought to we migrate VMware Cloud Director to VMware NSX (NSX-T)?

As per the present newest model (10.4.2), VCD nonetheless helps two choices for community virtualization: NSX Knowledge Heart for vSphere (NSX-V) and VMware NSX (formally often called NSX-T Knowledge Heart or NSX-T). Nevertheless, NSX-V reached its Finish of Common Help (EoGS) is January 16, 2022, and technical steerage on January 16, 2023. Subsequently organizations should take proactive steps to mitigate safety dangers, preserve compliance, and proceed to leverage the advantages of community virtualization.

The migration course of could be advanced and needs to be deliberate and executed fastidiously to reduce disruption and guarantee a profitable transition. Just lately, VMware has launched model 1.4.2 of the VMware NSX Migration for VMware Cloud Director instrument, enhancing the assist of VCD networking options and permitting V2T migrations with minimal downtime.

VCD V2T Options and Migration Matrix

To assist Cloud Service Suppliers plan for a easy transition, this quick weblog gives data on the present VCD NSX Options Help Matrix and people that may be auto-migrated utilizing the most recent NSX Migration for VCD instrument (1.4.2).

Function NSX Knowledge Heart for vSphere (NSX-V) VMware NSX (NSX-T) NSX Migration for VCD instrument
Overlay community backing VXLAN GENEVE Sure
Distributed Routing Sure Sure Sure
Non-Distributed Routing Sure Sure (10.3.2) Sure
Exterior Community Port teams; Logical Switches (digital wires) Port teams; NSX Segments; Connection to exterior networks from Edge GW (10.4.1) Sure
Supplier Gateway Not Relevant (N/A) T0/VRF for Edge GW egress Sure
Routed Community with NAT Sure Sure Sure
Routed Community no NAT Sure Commercial of routed community requires devoted Supplier GW or IP Areas. Sure
Remoted Community Sure Sure Sure
Direct Community Sure Sure Sure
Imported Community Unsupported Sure N/A
Shared Community Sure With Knowledge Heart Teams for non-directly linked Org VDC networks Sure
IPv6 Community Sure Sure Sure
Twin Stack (IPv4/IPv6 on identical vNIC) Sure Sure Sure
Org VDC Edge GW ESG Tier-1 Gateway Sure
IP tackle sub-allocation Supplier managed Supplier managed or self-service with IP Areas Sure
Edge Firewall Sure Sure Sure
NAT (NAT44) Sure Sure Sure
NAT64 Sure Unsupported N/A
DHCP Sure Sure Sure
DHCPv6 Unsupported Sure N/A
DNS Forwarding Sure Sure Sure
BGP IPv4 Sure The Supplier GW should be non-public to a company or devoted to Tenant’s Edge GW. Sure
BGP IPv6 Unsupported Sure N/A
OSPF Sure Unsupported N/A
VRF Lite Unsupported Sure Sure
Static Routes Sure Static routes solely on Tier-1 GW, however not on Tier-0/VRF (10.4) Sure
Coverage-Based mostly IPsec VPN Sure Sure Sure
Route-Based mostly IPsec VPN Sure Unsupported N/A
L2 VPN Sure Sure (10.3) NSX-T L2VPN shouldn’t be backwards suitable with NSX-V L2VPN. The configuration of all L2VPN endpoints should be migrated manually.
SSL VPN Sure Unsupported by NSX-T. SSL VPN options could be deployed, and the configuration migrated manually. Please test the VMware Cloud Director Remote Access VPN Integration Guide. N/A
Load Balancing Sure Requires NSX Superior Loadbalancer (Avi) Sure
IPv6 Load Balancing Sure Requires NSX Superior Loadbalancer (Avi) (10.4) Sure
Edge logging and CLI Sure NSX-T Edge node is shared. CLI shouldn’t be out there. Centralized logging with doable filtering. No tenant-dedicated logging. N/A
Edge HA Sure (Elective Energetic/Standby) Sure Sure
vApp Edge (routing, NAT, firewall) Sure Sure (10.3)
Routed vApps can’t be linked to VLAN-backed Org VDC community
vApp Edge Fencing Sure Unsupported N/A
Distributed Firewall (L3/L4 and L7) Sure Requires VCD Knowledge Heart Group Sure
Distributed Firewall (L2) Sure Unsupported N/A
Cross VDC Networking (identical VCD) Sure Requires VCD Knowledge Heart Group; single egress solely Unsupported
Cross VDC Community (completely different VCDs) Sure Unsupported N/A
Edge placement Sure (through API) Edge Cluster granularity and through failure domains in NSX-T Sure
Edge gateway fee limiting Sure (exterior community granularity) On the Edge GW degree (10.3.2).
NSX-T Gateway Ingress/Egress QoC Profiles
Exterior community metering Sure Sure with Aria Operations N/A
Section Profile Unsupported Sure N/A

Are you interested by studying extra about NSX Migration for VCD instrument and course of? Do that you must carry out a VCD NSX migration? Beneath are some reference sources that can assist you all through the transition.

Docs and Blogs

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Whereas VMware NSX Knowledge Heart for vSphere (6.4.x) continues to perform previous its EoGS date, bug fixes and safety patches for the particular model are discontinued. This may expose the infrastructure to vulnerabilities, making it essential for organizations to plan and execute an NSX-V to NSX-T transition for VMware Cloud Director environments.

As well as, migrating to NSX-T will preserve a powerful integration to your VMware Cloud Director platform whereas enabling higher enterprise agility, cloud scalability, and community efficiency by supporting trendy distributed apps with a whole networking and safety stack.

Use the vcd-v2t-assist channel within the VMware Cloud Supplier Slack workspace for additional questions or to supply your V2T migration expertise and suggestions. Moreover, the next FAQ solutions widespread questions regarding the VMware NSX Migration for VMware Cloud Director.