The topology provides a comprehensive pictorial view of the entity. Virtual Machine Topology The virtual machine topology provides a comprehensive view of a singular virtual machine in relation to the rest of your data center. Host Topology The host topology shows how VMs of a particular host are connected to the virtual and physical components of your data center and also how the host itself is connected with your data center. VXLAN Topology Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) overlay networking technology is an industry standard that is developed by VMware jointly with the major networking vendors. VLAN Topology Virtual LANs (VLANs) enable a single physical LAN segment to be further segmented so that groups of ports are isolated from one another as if they were on physically different segments. NSX Manager Topology The NSX Manager topology shows the components that are associated with the NSX Manager.