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.
VMware Cloud 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)