This manual, the NSX Installation Guide, describes how to install the VMware NSX® for vSphere® system by using the NSX Manager user interface and the vSphere Web Client. The information includes step-by-step configuration instructions, and suggested best practices.

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for anyone who wants to install or 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, including VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client.

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