You use the vCloud Director Advanced Networking to perform management tasks on an organization in a vCloud Director system. You can manage distributed firewalls and other advanced networking capabilities that are provided by the VMware NSX® software components made available to an organization by a vCloud Director system administrator.

For an introduction to the vCloud Director product overall and how an organization and its resources are set up in a vCloud Director system, see the vCloud Director User's Guide.

The typical users of Advanced Networking are:

  • vCloud Director system administrators, who might use the tenant portal to configure the distributed firewall and other advanced networking capabilities for an organization.

  • Organization administrators, who use the tenant portal to manage the distributed firewall and other advanced networking capabilities that the system administrator has made available to that the organization.