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NSX - Universal Logical Switch

Posted on 2016-10-21
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To setup Universal Logical Switch & Universal Logical Router , will it work on NSX 6.2.2 or does it require NSX 6.2.3
Which base version of NSX will support for the Universal Logical Switch & Universal Logical Router
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This is already available since version 6.2.0, see: https://www.vmware.com/support/nsx/doc/releasenotes_nsx_vsphere_620.html

NSX vSphere 6.2.0 included the following new and changed features:

Cross vCenter Networking and Security

NSX 6.2 with vSphere 6.0 supports Cross vCenter NSX where logical switches (LS), distributed logical routers (DLR) and distributed firewalls (DFW) can be deployed across multiple vCenters, thereby enabling logical networking and security for applications with workloads (VMs) that span multiple vCenters or multiple physical locations.

Consistent firewall policy across multiple vCenters: Firewall Rule Sections in NSX can now be marked as "Universal" whereby the rules defined in these sections get replicated across multiple NSX managers. This simplifies the workflows involving defining consistent firewall policy spanning multiple NSX installations

Cross vCenter vMotion with DFW: Virtual Machines that have policies defined in the "Universal" sections can be moved across hosts that belong to different vCenters with consistent security policy enforcement.

Universal Security Groups: Security Groups in NSX 6.2 that are based on IP Address, IP Set, MAC Address and MAC Set can now be used in Universal rules, whereby the groups and group memberships are synced up across multiple NSX managers. This improves the consistency in object group definitions across multiple NSX managers, and enables consistent policy enforcement

Universal Logical Switch (ULS): This new functionality introduced in NSX 6.2 as a part of Cross vCenter NSX allows creation of logical switches that can span multiple vCenters, allowing the network administrator to create a contiguous L2 domain for an application or tenant.

Universal Distributed Logical Router (UDLR): This new functionality introduced in NSX 6.2 as a part of Cross vCenter NSX allows creation of distributed logical routers that can span multiple vCenters. The universal distributed logical routers enable routing across the universal logical switches described earlier. In addition, NSX UDLR is capable of localized north-south routing based on the physical location of the workloads.
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