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Functionality Updates for VMware NSX for vSphere - UI Plugin for vSphere Client

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4.1 | 24 MAY 2018 | Build 8599035

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4.0 | 16 JAN 2018 | Build 7564187

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What’s New in the NSX UI Plug-in for vSphere Client

NSX for vSphere 6.4.1 introduces the following new features:

  • The following VMware NSX features are now available through the vSphere Client: Installation, Groups and Tags, Firewall, Service Composer, Application Rule Manager, SpoofGuard, IPFIX, Flow Monitoring

NSX for vSphere 6.4.0 introduces the following new features:

  • Support for vSphere Client (HTML5): introduces VMware NSX UI Plug-in for vSphere Client (HTML5)
  • HTML5 Compatibility with vSphere Web Client (Flash): NSX functionality developed in HTML5 (e.g. Dashboard) remains compatible with both vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client, offering seamless experience for users who are unable to transition immediately to vSphere Client.

System Requirements

This table lists the required software versions to use the VMware NSX for vSphere UI Plug-in for vSphere Client.

Product or Component
Minimum Version
NSX for vSphere 6.4.0
vSphere Client (HTML5) 6.5 Update 1
vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1
Browser Support
  • Microsoft Edge version 38 and later.
  • Google Chrome version 50 and later.

Supported Functionality

The following table documents the VMware NSX functionality that is available through the vSphere Client.

Functional Area NSX Release Release Date Supported Functionality in the vSphere Client
Dashboard 6.4.0 Jan 2018 Dashboard > Overview
Dashboard > System Scale
Upgrade 6.4.0 Jan 2018 All functionality
Tools: Packet Capture 6.4.0 Jan 2018 All functionality
Tools: Support Bundle 6.4.0 Jan 2018 All functionality
Installation 6.4.1 May 2018

Management
Host Preparation
Logical Network Preparation
Service Deployments
Cross-VC NSX: Primary/Secondary Manager

Firewall 6.4.1 May 2018 All functionality, including:
Configuration
Saved Configurations
Firewall Settings
Exclusion List
Spoofguard 6.4.1 May 2018 All functionality
Groups and Tags 6.4.1 May 2018 All functionality, including:
Security Groups
IP Pools
IP Sets
MAC Sets
Services
Service Groups
Security Tags
Service Composer 6.4.1 May 2018 Security Policy – Guest Introspection Services
Security Policy – Firewall Rules
Security Policy – Network Introspection Services

(*) See Unsupported Functionality section for limitations.
Tools: IPFIX 6.4.1 May 2018 All functionality
Tools: Flow Monitoring 6.4.1 May 2018

Live Flow
(*) See Unsupported Functionality section for limitations.

Tools: Application Rule Manager 6.4.1 May 2018 All functionality

Unsupported Functionality

The following table documents the VMware NSX functionality that is unavailable through the vSphere Client. Please continue to use vSphere Web Client to access this functionality.

Functional Area Unsupported Functionality in the vSphere Client
Service Definitions All functionality, including:
Guest Introspection Services
Network Introspection Services
Hardware Devices
Logical Switches All functionality
NSX Edges All functionality, including:
Edge – lifecycle management
Edge – Routing
Edge – NAT
Edge – DHCP
Edge – Bridging
Edge – Firewall
Edge – Load Balancer
Edge – VPN
Service Composer Service Composer Canvas
Tools: Endpoint Monitoring All functionality
Tools: Flow Monitoring

Flow Monitoring Dashboard
Details by Service
Configuration

Tools: Traceflow All functionality
System: Users and Domains All functionality
System: Events All functionality, including:
SNMP Events
NSX Ticket Logger
Cross-VC NSX Universal Logical Switch
Universal Logical Router
NSX Home Getting Started
License Information
Customer Experience Improvement Program

NSX for vSphere UI Clients

NSX for vSphere can be accessed through the following UI clients:

  • VMware vSphere Web Client - Adobe Flex (https://FQDN-or-IP-Address-of-VC/vsphere-client)
  • VMware vSphere Client - HTML5 (https://FQDN-or-IP-Address-of-VC/UI)
  • VMware NSX Manager Appliance - HTML5 (https://FQDN-or-IP-Address-of-NSX)

Known Issues

For known issues, see the NSX for vSphere release notes for your version of NSX:

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