VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.1.2 Released

VMware has released NSX-T Data Center 3.1.2. This is release contains some minor feature and enhancement and bug fixes, and security fixes.

NOTE: VMware has annonced that the N-VDS on vSphere 7.0 will be deprecated in the future releases, so it a good idea to look into the migration to the VDS 7.x switch, VMware provides a script for this. For more information on migration see the documentation.

What’s new:

  • NSX Cloud
    • HCS on Azure with NSX Cloud Testing
      • Additional HCS topologies tested and validated with NSX Cloud.
    • Additional NSX Cloud OS Support: ​​Added support for the following operating systems:
      • Standard Windows 2012, 2016 & 2019, and Windows 10 enterprise.
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3.
  • Events and Alarms
    • Load Balancer
      • Load Balancer/Distributed Load Balancer Status Degraded, Load Balancer Service Memory Usage Very High.
    • Edge Health
      • Edge node Pool Member Capacity In Use Very High, Edge node Load Balancer Capacity In Use High.
    • IPAM
      • IP Block Usage Very High, IP Pool Usage Very High.
    • Edge NIC Out of Receive Buffer
      • Based on the customer feedback, the severity of the alarm is changed from Critical to Warning and default threshold value changed from 0.1% to 2%.
  • Operations
    • Rolling Packet Capture to troubleshoot Datapath Issues on Edge
      • ​You can now enable rolling packet capture on Edge through nsxcli with up to 25 files and maximum size of 100 MB per file. This will help in running the packet capture for a longer duration while troubleshooting intermittent datapath issues.
  • NVDS to VDS Migration
    • NVDS to VDS migration – support for parallel cluster upgrade:
      • You can now migrate NVDS host switches to VDS switches while upgrading ESXi hosts to vSphere 7.0 U2, where the host clusters are being upgraded in parallel. A maximum of 4 clusters can be upgraded in parallel to support this feature.
    • Support VSAN file service & share nothing architecture VMs in NVDS to VDS migration
      • ​You can now migrate NVDS host switches to VDS switches on a host that has either a VSAN File Service or VSAN Share Nothing Architecture VM connected to the NVDS on that host.

See the full release notes here.

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