Every provider VDC that is backed by NSX-T Data Center includes a Geneve network pool.

Geneve is the network virtualization standard that provides the overlay capability in NSX-T Data Center.

When you create a provider VDC that is backed by NSX-T Data Center, you can associate that provider VDC with an existing Geneve network pool, or you can create a Geneve network pool for the provider VDC.

vCloud Director Geneve networks provide a number of benefits.

  • Logical networks spanning layer 3 boundaries
  • Logical networks spanning multiple racks on a single layer 2
  • Broadcast containment
  • Higher performance
  • Greater scale (up to 16 million network addresses)