VMware® NSX-T Reference Design

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Authors: VMware NSX Technical Product Management Team


This is the NSX-T Reference Design 2.0 based on NSX-T release 2.5. It is the foundational overhaul to design guidance and leading best practices.  The key changes are:


  • Platform enhancements
  • Enterprise to Service Provider scale routing
  • Resilient, Optimized and Simplified Edge Node Functionality
  • Native Load Balancer
  • Performance
  • Design enhancements – Small to Cloud-scale


The design chapter evaluate various deployment form factors and provides best practices. It offers guidance for a variety of factors including physical infrastructure considerations, compute node requirements, and variably-sized environments from small to enterprise scale data centers.


Finally, in this version of design guide we have a chapter on performance. This chapter has been introduced on public demand from our loyal customer base and aims at clarifying the myths vs facts on NSX-T based SDN.


Starting with this design guide, readers are encouraged to send a feedback to NSXDesignFeedback_at_groups_vmware_com  (replace at and underscores)


We will continually updating this document so please re-download this document.


–The VMware NSX Product Management

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