Flexible deployment options for NSX-T Data Center Edge VM

AMIT ANEJA | October 31, 2018

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Each datacenter is unique and is designed to serve the specific business needs. To serve these business needs, you could have a small or a large ESXi/KVM footprint. NSX-T Data Center can be leveraged to provide networking and security benefits regardless of the size of your datacenter. This blog focusses on a critical infrastructure component of the NSX-T Data Center i.e. NSX-T Edge node. Refer to my previous blogs, where I have discussed how the centralized components of a logical router are hosted on Edge nodes and also, provide centralized services like N-S routing, NAT, DHCP, Load balancing, VPN etc. To consume these services, traffic from compute nodes must go to the Edge node. These NSX-T Edge nodes could be hosted in a dedicated Edge cluster or a collapsed Management and Edge cluster as discussed in the NSX-T Reference design guide. NSX-T Edge nodes could also be hosted in Compute Cluster in small Datacenter topologies, making it a Collapsed Compute and Edge Cluster design. Please refer to NSX-T Reference design guide to understand the pros/cons of using a dedicated cluster vs a shared cluster.

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