BCF seamlessly works with VMware NSX-v, providing automatic transport-network provisioning and enhanced overlay visibility to network administrators. Its one-logical-switch architecture with integrated Layer 2/Layer 3 Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) and distributed logical routing dramatically simplifies NSX deployments as compared to legacy networking. Additionally, a Fabric Analytics module provides the network administrator who is operating the BCF underlay with visibility to the NSX-v overlay (NSX‑v logical switch and VXLAN virtual network identifier). With BCF eliminating the overlay-underlay visibility gap, NSX-v can be quickly adopted by IT organizations.
The following figure illustrates how BCF can help eliminate the overlay-underrlay visibility gap:
Figure 19. BCF network provisioning and visibility