There are two types of NSX software-defined networking platforms — NSX-V and NSX-T.

NSX-T was created for different virtualization platforms and multi-hypervisor environments. NSX-V (for vSphere) supports SDN for only VMware vSphere, NSX-T supports network virtualization stack for KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenStack. NSX-T can be deployed without a vCenter Server and is adopted for heterogeneous compute systems.

In this chapter, you can find the following information on how to manage NSX-T integration with VMware Cloud Director: