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Purpose

This article provides information on licensing editions of VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x and list of features associated with the various licensing editions in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x and 6.3.x.

Resolution

VMware NSX will be available as a platform with multiple license tiers starting May 3, 2016. The tiers of NSX licenses are as follows:

  • NSX Standard Edition – For organizations needing agility and automation of the network.
  • NSX Advanced Edition – For organizations needing Standard, plus a fundamentally more secure data center with micro-segmentation.
  • NSX Enterprise Edition – For organizations needing Advanced, plus networking and security across multiple domains.
The following table outlines specific functions available by edition. NSX is available as a single download image with license keys required to enable specific functionality.
Note: NSX Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise license keys are effective starting from NSX 6.2.2 onwards.
 
 

NSX for vSphere 6.2

Feature

Standard

Advanced

Enterprise

Hypervisors Supported

 

 

 

Platform

 

 

 

ESXi 5.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESXi 6.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

vCenter 5.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

vCenter 6.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cross vCenter Networking & Security

No

No

Yes

Controller Architecture

 

 

 

NSX Controller

Yes

Yes

Yes

Universal Controller for X-VC

No

No

Yes

Optimized ARP Learning, BCAST suppression

Yes

Yes

Yes

Switching

 

 

 

Encapsulation Format

 

 

 

VXLAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Replication Mode for VXLAN

 

 

 

Multicast

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hybrid

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unicast

Yes

Yes

Yes

Overlay to VLAN bridging

 

 

 

SW Bridge (ESXi-based)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware VTEP (OVSDB) with L2 Bridging

No

No

Yes

Universal Distributed Logical Switching (X-VC)

No

No

Yes

Multiple VTEP Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Routing

 

 

 

Distributed Routing (IPv4 Only)

 

 

 

Distributed Routing - Static

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distributed Routing - Dynamic Routing with BGP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distributed Routing - Dynamic Routing with OSPF

Yes

Yes

Yes

Equal Cost Multi-Pathing with Distributed Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Universal Distributed Logical Router (X-VC)

No

No

Yes

Dynamic Routing without Control VM (Static Only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Active-standby Router Control VM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edge Routing (N-S)

 

 

 

Edge Routing Static - IPv4

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edge Routing Static - IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Routing with NSX Edge (BGP) IPv4

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Routing with NSX Edge (OSPFv2) IPv4

Yes

Yes

Yes

Equal Cost Multi-Pathing with NSX Edge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Egress Routing Optimization in X-VC

No

No

Yes

DHCP Relay

Yes

Yes

Yes

Active-Standby NSX Edge Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

VLAN Trunk (sub-interface) support

Yes

Yes

Yes

VXLAN Trunk (sub-interface) support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Per Interface RPF check on NSX Edge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Services

 

 

 

NAT Support for NSX Edge

 

 

 

NAT Support for NSX Edge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Source NAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Destination NAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stateless NAT

ALG Support for NAT

Yes

Yes

Yes

DDI

 

 

 

DHCP Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP Relay

Yes

Yes

Yes

DNS Relay

Yes

Yes

Yes

VPN

 

 

 

IPSEC VPN

No

No

Yes

SSL VPN

No

No

Yes

L2 VPN (L2 extension with SSL VPN)

No

No

Yes

802.1Q Trunks over L2 VPN

No

No

Yes

Security

 

 

 

Firewall - General

 

 

 

Single UI for Firewall Rule Enforcement - NS+ EW

No

Yes

Yes

Spoofguard

No

Yes

Yes

Firewall Logging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rule Export

No

Yes

Yes

Auto-save & Rollback of Firewall rules

No

Yes

Yes

Granular Sections of Firewall rule table

No

Yes

Yes

Distributed Firewall

 

 

 

DFW - L2, L3 Rules

No

Yes

Yes

DFW - vCenter Object Based Rules

No

Yes

Yes

Identity Firewall Rules (AD Integration)

No

Yes

Yes

IPFix Support for DFW

No

Yes

Yes

Context-based control of FW enforcement
(applied to objects)

No

Yes

Yes

Edge Firewall

 

 

 

Edge Firewall

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edge High-Availability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service Composer

 

 

 

Security Policy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security Tags

Yes

Yes

Yes

vCenter Object based security groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPSet, MACset based security groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

Data Security

 

 

 

Scan Guest VMs for Sensitive Data

No

Yes

Yes

Third Party Integration

 

 

 

Endpoint Service Insertion - Guest Introspection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Service Insertion

No

Yes

Yes

Public API based Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Load-Balancing

 

 

 

Edge Load-Balancing

 

 

 

Protocols

TCP (L4 - L7)

No

Yes

Yes

UDP

No

Yes

Yes

FTP

No

Yes

Yes

HTTP

No

Yes

Yes

HTTPS (Pass-through)

No

Yes

Yes

HTTPS (SSL Termination)

No

Yes

Yes

LB Methods

No

Yes

Yes

Round Robin

No

Yes

Yes

Src IP Hash

No

Yes

Yes

Least Connection

No

Yes

Yes

URI, URL, HTTP (L7 engine)

No

Yes

Yes

vCenter Context-aware LB

No

Yes

Yes

L7 Application Rules

No

Yes

Yes

Health Checks

TCP

No

Yes

Yes

ICMP

No

Yes

Yes

UDP

No

Yes

Yes

HTTP

No

Yes

Yes

HTTPS

No

Yes

Yes

Connection Throttling

No

Yes

Yes

High-Availability

No

Yes

Yes

Monitoring

View VIP/Pool/Server Objects

No

Yes

Yes

View VIP/Pool/Server Stats

No

Yes

Yes

Global Stats VIP Sessions

No

Yes

Yes

Distributed Load-Balancing

 

 

 

L4 Load-balancing

No

No

Yes (tech-preview)

Health checks

No

No

Yes (tech-preview)

Operations

 

 

 

Tools

 

 

 

Tunnel Health Monitoring

No

No

No

TraceFlow

Yes

Yes

Yes

Port-Connections Tool

No

No

No

Server Activity Monitoring

No

Yes

Yes

Flow Monitoring

No

Yes

Yes

IPFix (VDS Feature)

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware Tools

 

 

 

vR Operations Manager

Yes

Yes

Yes

vR Log Insight

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cloud Management Platform

 

 

 

vRealize Automation

 

 

 

Logical Switch Creation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distributed router creation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distributed firewall security consumption

No

Yes

Yes

Load-balancing consumption

No

Yes

Yes

App Isolation

No

Yes

Yes

VMware Integrated OpenStack (Neutron Plugin)

 

 

 

VLAN Provider Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Overlay Provider Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Overlay Tenant Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Metadata Proxy Service

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Neutron Router - Centralized - Shared

Yes

Yes

Yes

Neutron Router - Centralized - Exclusive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Neutron Router - Distributed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Static Routes on Neutron Router

Yes

Yes

Yes

Floating IP Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

No-NAT Neutron Routers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Neutron Security Groups using Stateful Firewall

No

Yes

Yes

Port Security

Yes

Yes

Yes

Neutron L2 Gateway

Yes

Yes

Yes

Load Balancing (LBaaS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Admin Utility ( Consistency Check, Cleanup)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cross VC Logical Networking and Security

No

No

No

Additional Information

Important Information

Note that VMware vSphere 6.5a is the minimum supported version with NSX for vSphere 6.3.0. For the most up-to-date information, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes. Also, see VMware vSphere 6.5a is the minimum supported version with NSX for vSphere 6.3.0 (2148841).

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