The initial release of NSX-T on VxBlock 1000 enables customers to satisfy some of the most basic and embryonic use cases immediately. Examples include:
The architecture allows customers to explore the full extent of the NSX-T offering while retaining the assurance of a fully engineered platform at the back end. These features can be broadly categorized as follows, together with some examples:
Figure 6. NSX-T features
So far we have identified some key use cases and provided a high-level overview of how the NSX-T Management, Control, and Data Planes are designed. We have not yet examined how the individual components knit together to deliver tangible business, operational, and technical benefits. To illustrate this, the following diagram uses an elevated view architecture to show how even a minimal single system — a single-site NSX-T deployment on VxBlock — can provide tangible beneficial outcomes.
Figure 7. Overlay, Underlay, and Control and Management Plane access architecture
This figure shows:
Although Figure 7 goes into relative depth, some low-level detail is excluded for the sake of conciseness and clarity. For a complete in-depth architectural review of NSX-T on VxBlock, see Architectural Overview of NSX-T on VxBlock 1000 (to be published May, 2020).