NSX New Licensing Model

VMware NSX is available as a platform with multiple license tiers starting from May 3, 2016.

Below is the new licensing model VMware has released for NSX.

  • NSX Standard Edition – For organizations needing agility & automation of the network.
  • NSX Advanced Edition – For organizations needing Standard, plus a fundamentally more secure data center with micro-segmentation.
  • NSX Enterprise Edition – For organizations needing Advanced, plus networking & security across multiple domains.
NSX Licensing Model
Feature Standard Advanced Enterprise

Distributed Switching and Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

NSX Edge firewall

Yes

Yes

Yes

N AT

Yes

Yes

Yes

Software L2 bridging to physical environment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic routing with ECMP (active-active)

Yes

Yes

Yes

API-driven automation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integration with vRealize and OpenStack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Log management with vRealize Log Insight for NSX

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automation of security policies with vRealize

 

Yes

Yes

NSX Edge load balancing

 

Yes

Yes

Distributed firewalling

 

Yes

Yes

Integration with Active Directory

 

Yes

Yes

Server activity monitoring

 

Yes

Yes

Service insertion (third-party integration)

 

Yes

Yes

Integration with VMware

 

Yes

Yes

Integration with VMware AirWatch®

 

Yes

Yes

Application Rule Manager

 

Yes

Yes

Cross vCenter NSX

 

 

Yes

Multisite NSX optimizations

 

 

Yes

VPN (IPSEC and SSL)

 

 

Yes

Remote gateway

 

 

Yes

Integration with hardware VTEPs

 

 

Yes

Endpoint Monitoring

 

 

Yes