NSX Cloud integrates the NSX-T core components, NSX Manager and NSX Controllers, with your public cloud to provide network and security across your implementations..

Figure 1. NSX Cloud Architecture

The core NSX Cloud components are:

  • NSX Manager for the management plane with role-based access control (RBAC) defined.

  • NSX Controller for the control plane and run-time state.

  • Cloud Service Manager for integration with NSX Manager to provide public cloud-specific information to the management plane.

  • NSX Public Cloud Gateway for connectivity to the NSX management and control planes, NSX Edge gateway services, and for API-based communications with the public cloud entities.

  • NSX Agent functionality that provides NSX-managed datapath for workload VMs.