The Cross-vCenter NSX Installation Guide describes how to install VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® in a cross-vCenter NSX environment. The information includes step-by-step configuration instructions, and suggested best practices.

Important: NSX for vSphere is now known as NSX Data Center for vSphere.

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for anyone who wants to install NSX Data Center for vSphere in a cross-vCenter NSX. 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™, VMware vCenter Server®, and the vSphere Web Client.

Task Instructions

Task instructions in this guide are based on the vSphere Web Client. You can also perform some of the tasks in this guide by using the new vSphere Client. The new vSphere Client user interface terminology, topology, and workflow are closely aligned with the same aspects and elements of the vSphere Web Client.

Not all functionality of the NSX plug-in for the vSphere Web Client has been implemented for the vSphere Client in NSX 6.4. For an up-to-date list of supported and unsupported functionality, see

VMware Technical Publications Glossary

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to