Dell EMC VxBlock™ Systems for VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0 Architecture Overview

This document describes the high-level design of VMware NSX-T Data Center network virtualization technologies for stand-alone VxBlock Systems.

This document covers VMware NSX-T Data Center with VMware vSphere running on Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for the physical edge host VMware vSphere cluster. See the Release Certification Matrix for more information about supported hardware and software with VMware NSX-T Data Center.

The target audience for this document includes Dell EMC sales engineers, field consultants, and advanced services specialists. Use this document to understand the architecture and components of a virtualized infrastructure using VMware NSX-T Data Center on VxBlock Systems.

This document is not meant to provide an exhaustive reference guide to the VMware NSX-T Data Center. The purpose is to educate the Dell EMC community and Dell EMC customers about the specifics of the VMware NSX-T Data Center design for VxBlock Systems. VMware has published a document titled NSX-T Reference Design Guide Version 2.0 which provides information about how all aspects of VMware NSX-T Data Center work.

Dell EMC architected and engineered VMware NSX Data Center for VxBlock Systems (VMware NSX-T Data Center) where VMware NSX-V Data Center is not currently deployed. Although VMware NSX-T Data Center has many features and supports other hypervisors, the architecture in this guide is limited to VMware vSphere hypervisor only and is only for VxBlock Systems. The architecture from Dell EMC is currently for single site deployment of VMware NSX-T Data Center. For additional use cases (such as multi-site), contact Consulting Services. Dell EMC supports the VMware NSX-T Data Center architecture explained in this guide. Support for customizations and additional VMware NSX-T Data Center features is provided by VMware.

The Glossary provides related terms, definitions, and acronyms.