This manual, the NSX Installation Guide, describes how to install the VMware NSX® for vSphere® system by using the NSX Manager user interface and the vSphere Web Client. The information includes step-by-step configuration instructions, and suggested best practices.
This manual is intended for anyone who wants to install or use NSX in a VMware vCenter environment. 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, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client.
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 unsupported functionality, see https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-for-vSphere/6.4/rn/nsx-vsphere-client-65-functionality-support.html.
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 http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.