The NSX Data Security Reference Guide provides reference information for using data security in VMware NSX ® for vSphere ® .

Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who wants to use NSX in a VMware vCenter environment. The information in this manual is written for experienced system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and virtual datacenter operations. This manual assumes familiarity with VMware vSphere 5.5 or 6.0, including VMware ESX, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client.


As of NSX 6.2.3, the NSX Data Security feature has been deprecated. In NSX 6.2.3, you can continue to use this feature at your discretion, but be aware that this feature will be removed from NSX in a future release.

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