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 VMware NSX integration

OpenStack Networking uses the NSX plug-in for Networking to integrate with an existing VMware vCenter deployment. When installed on the network nodes, the NSX plug-in enables a NSX controller to centrally manage configuration settings and push them to managed network nodes. Network nodes are considered managed when they're added as hypervisors to the NSX controller.

The following diagram depicts an example NSX deployment and illustrates the route inter-VM traffic takes between separate Compute nodes. Note the placement of the VMware NSX plug-in and the neutron-server service on the network node. The NSX controller features centrally with a green line to the network node to indicate the management relationship:

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