Terminology changes

VMware NSX-T Data Center and VMware NSX-V use different terms for similar concepts.

The following table lists some of the terminology changes between the two products:

VMware NSX-T Data Center term VMware NSX-V term
NSX-managed Virtual Distributed Switch (N-VDS) Virtual Distributed Switch (VDS)
Segment Port Group/VNI
Generic Network Virtualization Encapsulation (GENEVE) VXLAN
Tier 0 Gateway Edge Services Gateway (ESG)
Tier 1 Gateway Distributed Logical Router (DLR)
Transport Node

A transport node can also be a non-VMware vSphere ESXi operating system that participates in the N-VDS.

VMware vSphere ESXi Server

For a full explanation of the terms and concepts that are associated with VMware NSX-T Data Center, see the NSX-T Reference Design Guide Versions 2.0.