The Networking and Security dashboard is a simplified alternative to the legacy Networking & Security view. It provides a single-page view of SDDC networking and security status with links to NSX Manager network management functions.
The legacy Networking & Security view is deprecated as of SDDC version 1.22 and will be removed in a future release. Until then, you can temporarily revert to the legacy Networking & Security view by clicking Switch View in the Networking and Security dashboard banner.
Information in the Dashboard View
- This card summarizes information about VPNs in the SDDC. Configure a VPN to provide a secure connection to your SDDC over the public Internet or AWS Direct Connect. Route-based and policy-based IPsec VPNs are supported. Either type of VPN can connect to the SDDC over the Internet. A route-based VPN can also connect to the SDDC over AWS Direct Connect. You can also configure a Layer 2 VPN, which can be especially useful for workload migration. See Configure a VPN Connection Between Your SDDC and On-Premises Data Center for more information about VPN types and how to configure them.
- Direct Connect
- This card shows the status of the SDDC's Direct Connect connection if one exists. AWS Direct Connect (DX) is a service provided by AWS that creates a high-speed, low latency connection between your on-premises data center and AWS services. When you configure AWS Direct Connect, VPNs can route traffic over DX instead of the public Internet. Because DX implements Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing, use of an L3VPN for the management network is optional when you configure DX. DX traffic is not encrypted. If you want to encrypt that traffic, configure an IPsec VPN that uses DX and a private IP address. See Configure AWS Direct Connect Between Your SDDC and On-Premises Data Center for more information about AWS Direct Connect.
- Transit Connect
- If this SDDC is a member of an SDDC group, this card shows the status of the VMware Transit Connect connection for the group. An SDDC deployment group uses VMware Transit Connect to provide high-bandwidth, low-latency connections between SDDCs in the group. An SDDC group can include VPCs you own. See Creating and Managing SDDC Deployment Groups.
- Management Gateway
- This card shows the status of the SDDC's Management Gateway (MGW) and subnets. The MGW is a Tier 1 router that handles routing and firewalling for vCenter Server and other management appliances running in the SDDC. Management gateway firewall rules run on the MGW and control access to management VMs. In the default configuration, these rules block all inbound traffic to the management network. See Configure Management Gateway Networking and Security for more information.
- Default Compute Gateway
- This card shows the status of the SDDC's Compute Gateway and compute network segments. The SDDC Compute compute network includes one or more segments and supports the DNS, DHCP, and security (gateway firewall and distributed firewall) services that manage network traffic for workload VMs. See Configure Compute Gateway Networking and Security for more information.
- Cloud Provider
- This card provides a superset of the information available on the SDDC Connected VPC page.