In VMware’s vision of Software Defined Data Center, VMware NSX plays the role of virtualizing the networking components. Thus enabling creating multi-tier and complex networking programmatically in seconds.
NSX Manager: It is the centralized management plane. Upon deployment of NSX Manager, it installs some VIBs (VXLAN, Distributed Routing, Distributed Firewall and user world agent) on the host when host preparation is initiated. It also injects a plugin into the WebClient which enables administration of NSX from WebClient.
NSX Controller: It is a VM deployed by NSX Manager which acts as the Control Plane
NSX is delivered with 4 editions. Click HERE to know about the feature comparison between the editions.
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 1 – Overview
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 2 – Deployment of NSX Manager
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 3 – Registering NSX Manager with vCenter Server
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 4 – Deployment of NSX Controller
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 5 – Host Preparation
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 6 – Configuring VXLAN
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 7 – Create Segment ID and Transport Zones
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 8 – Create NSX Logical Switch
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 9 – Create Distributed Logical Router
VMware NSX 6.x – Part 10 – Backup NSX Configuration