What is NSX-T and why must migrate to NSX-T?
All Virtual Data Center on Zettagrid comes with VMware NSX as software networking that provide logical networking and security capabilities, including Routing, Switching, NAT, Firewall, VPN, Load Balancing. There are two type of NSX VMware has; NSX-V and new one is NSX-T.
Currently, all Virtual Data Center on Zettagrid using NSX-V. However, VMware is committed to supporting NSX-V environments until the end of general support date. The end of general support date is January 16, 2022. The end of technical guidance given by VMware for VMware NSX-V follows on January 16, 2023.
Due to no longer supported by VMware, Zettagrid will move to NSX-T.
What has changed after migration?
The automation tools used for the migration from NSX-V to NSX-T will cause a few changes to the formatting of the rules on your edge. Please find all details on this page. What has changed after migrating from NSX-V to NSX-T backend?
Any action must I do after migration?
During the migration process, the DNS settings for Organization Network will be changed, if Primary DNS server = Gateway IP.
You must change from the old value to the new value 192.168.255.228 inside the Operating system as soon as possible after the migration.
Do I still have NSX-V Features?
Yes, but some of features are no longer used in NSX-T. Please find NSX-T Feature List. NSX-T Features List
How I manage IP, NAT, Firewall in NSX-T?
You could still manage IP, NAT, Firewall and other things from vCloud Director portal. However there might be some changes the way you used to do it. Please find all guides here.
I can't enter IP’s into my Firewall
New to NSX-T, the Firewall no longer allows the direct entry of IP addresses into Firewall rules. In order to set specific IP's, you will need to configure them under Security -> IP Sets.
Properly managed, this will allow a more human-readable Firewall table.
IP Sets allow you to group multiple IP ranges, CIDR’s or specific IP’s together for use in your Firewall rules.
When creating an IP Set you’ll need to provide
IP Set Name
A list of IPv4 single IPs, ranges or CIDR’s