VMware NSX-T Data Center network virtualization VMware NSX-T Data Center network virtualization is part of the software-defined data center that offers cloud computing across several platforms. Platforms include VMware virtualization technologies, bare-metal workloads, Kubernetes-managed container-based workloads, and public cloud. VMware NSX-T Data Center expands on the NSX-V Data Center product by decoupling the management interface and network virtualization capabilities from VMware vCenter Server. With VMware NSX-T Data Center, virtual networks are programmatically provisioned and managed independent of the underlying hardware. VMware NSX-T Data Center reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling a network topology to be created and provisioned in seconds. Network virtualization abstracts L2 switching and L3 routing operations from the underlying hardware, just as server virtualization does for processing power and operating systems. Child TopicsTerminology changesVMware NSX-T Data Center and VMware NSX-V use different terms for similar concepts. Cluster summaryProvides a summary of VMware vSphere cluster information for VMware NSX-T Data Center. VMware NSX-T Data Center logical topologyUse this figure to understand the logical topology of VMware NSX-T Data Center on a VxBlock System.