Antrea is a container network interface (CNI) plugin from VMware that provides network connectivity and security features to pods in container clusters that are based on Kubernetes.

The objective is to connect container clusters that use Antrea CNI plug-in to the NSX-T Data Center Management Plane and Central Control Plane (CCP). To achieve this integration, you must deploy Antrea NSX Adapter on all the container clusters that you want to integrate to NSX-T.

Benefits of Integration

The integration of container clusters with Antrea CNI to NSX-T Data Center enables the following capabilities:
  • View Antrea container cluster resources in the NSX Manager UI (Policy mode).
  • Define groups and security policies in NSX-T that reference Antrea container cluster resources.
  • Distribute the NSX-T security policies to the container clusters for enforcement in the cluster by the Antrea CNI network plug-in.
  • Extend the NSX-T network diagnostic and troubleshooting features to the Antrea container clusters, such as collecting Support Bundles, logs and creating Traceflow.
  • Monitor the runtime state and health status of Antrea container cluster components and Antrea Agents in the NSX Manager UI.
Note: Security policies are configured in NSX-T, but enforced in the Antrea container cluster by the Antrea CNI network plug-in.

Interoperability Requirements

For NSX-T and Antrea integration, specific interoperability requirements must be met. For more details, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrix.