The micro-segmentation use case showcases the networking and security capabilities of VMware NSX for vSphere.

The use case includes the foundation components and vRealize Log Insight. VMware vSAN is supported but not required.

VMware vSphere

As the base layer, VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server support infrastructure virtualization.

VMware NSX for vSphere

At the heart of the use case is VMware NSX for vSphere, which supports flexible security policies. The policies can be based on the virtual network structure, virtual machine or OS type, dynamic security tags, and more. The result is granularity of security down to the virtual NIC.

The resulting data center supports isolation and segmentation, with drastically improved security.

vRealize Log Insight

VMware vRealize Log Insight supports log management features that enable you to view and analyze logs by using customizable dashboards.

Figure 1. VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation Components