NSX Cloud integrates the NSX-T Data Center 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.