Updates in VMware NSX-T 3.1.2

 Yesterday we discuss about Cisco ACI and the updates in Cisco ACI 5.2. Today we are going to talk and discuss about VMware NSX-T 3.1.2 with the new updates and features. 

Most of you already knew about the VMware NSX-T Platform and the new release with the new features added to VMware NSX-T 3.1.2 We are going to discuss about the new feature announcements from VMware in VMware NSX-T 3.1.2. Let's start with the basic about the VMware NSX-T

What is VMware NSX-T?
Well VMware NSX is a network virtualization solution that allows to build software-defined networks with policy driven infrastructure in virtualized datacenters. NSX-T also use to modernize networking and security in the enterprise and cloud-native environments. So VMware NSX-T is a data Center solution that delivers a complete L2-L7 networking and security virtualization platform.

Fig 1.1- VMware NSX-T

Check out our other posts on VMware 
Functional components of VMWare NSX
Basics about VMware NSX
Introduction to VMware NSX for vSphere

What's new in VMware NSX-T 3.1.2 ?
With all the existing features, VMware is excelling its strength in cloud environments and so NSX-T Data Center 3.1.2 provides a variety of new features to offer new functionalities for virtualized networking and security for private, public, and multi-clouds.

  • Update with Azure: Additional HCS topologies tested on Microsoft Azure and validated with NSX Cloud.
  • Operating System Support: Standard Windows 2012, 2016 & 2019, and Windows 10 enterprise. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
  • Rolling Packet Capture to troubleshoot Data path Issues on Edge: Now you can enable rolling packet capture on Edge through nsx cli with up to 25 files and maximum size of 100 MB per file.
  • NVDS to VDS parallel cluster upgrade support: Migrate NVDS host switches to VDS switches while upgrading ESXi hosts to vSphere 7.0 U2 is now supported. Make sure you knew the fact that maximum of 4 clusters can be upgraded in parallel to support this feature. You can also migrate NVDS host switches to VDS switches on a host that has either a VSAN File Service or VSAN Share Nothing Architecture VM connected to the NVDS on that host.

There are some announcements as well with the new features added to the NSX-T 3.1.2

NSX-T N-VDS virtual switch on ESXi hosts will be no longer supported after April 2022. While N-VDS will remain the supported virtual switch on KVM, NSX-T Edge nodes, native public cloud NSX agents, and bare metal workloads.