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PowerCLI Essentials by Chris Halverson

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Orchestrating the integration of NSX

VMware NSX is a network virtualization product that allows a company to pull the configurations of each network port, firewall rule, or virtual LAN out of the realm of complexity and into an overarching framework. Network virtualization, as a concept, isn't overly new; however, what is being done with the theory is a change in thought and substance.

NSX conceptual overview

NSX was an acquisition of a company named Nicira in 2012. The Nicira product looked at an entire network and attempted to figure out a way to offer a virtualized or abstract network on top of an existing physical network. Virtualized infrastructure offered a means to the overall solution.

In a standard infrastructure, physical computers contain ...

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