NSX-T Data Center can be configured to use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules to run in FIPS-compliant mode. The modules are validated to FIPS 140-2 standards by the NIST Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP).

All exceptions to FIPS compliance can be retrieved using the compliance report. See View Compliance Status Report for more information.

The following validated modules are used in NSX-T Data Center 2.5:

You can find more information about the cryptographic modules that VMware has validated against the FIPS 140-2 standard here: https://www.vmware.com/security/certifications/fips.html.

By default, load balancer uses modules that have FIPS mode turned off. You can turn on FIPS mode for the modules used by load balancer. See Configure Global FIPS Compliance Mode for Load Balancer for more information.