You can use either the NSX Web UI or the VMC Console Networking & Security tab to manage your SDDC networks.
NSX Manager supports a superset of the features found on the Networking & Security tab. See NSX Manager in the NSX Data Center Administration Guide for information about how to use NSX Manager.
Accessing NSX Manager
You can use Direct Connect or a VPN to can access the local NSX manager at its private IP address, or use any browser to access it over the Internet at its public IP address. See Open NSX Manager.
Many NSX workflows start by telling you to "log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager." If you use the Networking & Security tab or click OPEN NSX MANAGER and choose ACCESS VIA THE INTERNET, you can skip this step. Both options give you access to the SDDC NSX manager with the rights included in your VMware Cloud on AWS organization role. The NSX Cloud Admin role has admin access to NSX. The the NSX Cloud Auditor has read-only access to NSX. See Assign NSX Service Roles to Organization Members for more information on service roles and how to assign them.
If you click OPEN NSX MANAGER and log in to NSX via the internal network, your role is determined by your NSX credentials, not your organization role.
The Networking & Security tab combines NSX Networking page features like VPN, NAT, and DHCP with Security page features like firewalls and features from other NSX pages including Inventory, Plan & Troubleshoot, and System. In this publication, references to NSX user interface items apply to both the NSX Manager Web UI and the VMC Console Networking & Security tab.
Use this table to map starting points for workflows in this publication to the appropriate items in the Networking & Security tab and NSX manager
|Workflow||Networking & Security Tab||NSX|
|Create or Modify a Network Segment|
|Configure a VPN Connection Between Your SDDC and On-Premises Data Center|
|Create or Modify NAT Rules|
|Add a Tier-1 Gateway|
|Configure a Multi-Edge SDDC With Traffic Groups|
|Configure AWS Direct Connect Between Your SDDC and On-Premises Data Center|
|View Connected VPC Information and Troubleshoot Problems With the Connected VPC|
|Request or Release a Public IP Address|
|Configure DNS Services|
|Configure Segment DHCP Properties|
|Add or Modify Management Gateway Firewall Rules, Add or Modify Compute Gateway Firewall Rules|
|Add or Modify Distributed Firewall Rules|
|About NSX Advanced Firewall Features|
|Working With Inventory Groups||Inventory||Inventory|
|Configure Monitoring and Troubleshooting Features||Tools||Plan & Troubleshoot|