N-VDS Visualization is the cool new feature introduced in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 version.
The N-VDS Visualization shows the visual representation of the N-VDS switch configured on the ESXi host with Transport Zone, N-VDS Name, Logical Switch, Uplink Profile and Virtual Machines information.
The N-VDS Visualization shows the connectivity status between the Uplink of the N-VDS and VMs associated to a Transport Zone.
N-VDS Visualization :
- Click System from the NSX Manager UI
- Expand Fabric > Click Nodes
- Click Host Transport Nodes and click on Managed by drop-down menu:
- Select the standalone host if the ESXi is a not managed by vCenter Server
- Select the vCenter Server if the host is managed by the vCenter Server.
- Select the Host
- Click on N-VDS Visualization
Lets look at the N-VDS Visualization in NSX Manager UI:
N-VDS Visualization details :
Here are the details you will find it in the N-VDS Visualization tab:
- N-VDS Name: This is when you have multiple N-VDS switches are configured on ESXi
- Transport Zone details to which the host is added
- Logical Switches realized on ESXi and to which the VMs are connected.
- Virtual Machines running on ESXi that are connected to Logical Switch
- Uplink Profile used to configure the ESXi host as Transport Node
- Teaming Policy defined in the Uplink Profile which is applied to Uplinks
- Uplink configuration for N-VDS (Active/Standby)
- Click the Logical Switch port to which the VM is connected to check the Logical Switch Port and Uplink mapping.
- Lets click on the Virtual Machine link, this will show the Port information as shown in the following screenshot.N-VDS Visualization-Logical Switch Port information
Please note that the N-VDS Visualization feature is only available for ESXi hosts. The KVM hypervisor hosts does not support N-VDS topology diagram as shown in the following screenshot.
VMware NSX-T Documentation:
Please refer the following URL for the NSX-T 2.4 documentation:
I hope this is informative for you and thank you for reading.
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