VMware Load Balancing
Load Balancing in VMware with vCenter and vSphere Integration

Flexible vCenter Load Balancing & vSphere Load Balancing

In today’s VMware-based virtualized data center environments, IT teams lack agile application networking services that match their automation and self-service goals and face increased complexity when workloads span both on-premises and cloud environments.

VMware load balancing and NSX ALB integration diagram for application delivery in vCenter and vSphere

Traditional load balancers or Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) do not provide application insights, which makes the troubleshooting slow and complex. Without integration with VMware vCenter, both appliance-based ADCs as well as virtual ADCs are complex to deploy and manage, requiring manual virtual machine setup and networking configuration. The operational complexity and lack of visibility are significantly driving up operational costs for IT teams.

Maximize Application Performance and Operations
with VMware Advanced Load Balancer and VMware Integration

NSX ALB’s native VMware vCenter integration enables enterprises to automate complex configuration tasks, enabling rapid deployment of application delivery and analytics services.

NSX ALB provides comprehensive software load balancing, application security, user-to-app visibility, and real-time analytics. The platform provides a distributed architecture consisting of a central Controller managing a distributed fabric of software load balancers (Service Engines).

NSX ALB can be deployed on bare metal servers or virtual machines (VM) on commodity x86 servers. It integrates seamlessly with VMware vCenter to automate service provisioning and placement, eliminating human errors. This avoids long change-management cycles leading to reduced operational complexity and lowering costs by 50 percent.

Benefits of NSX ALB and VMware
Load Balancing

NSX ALB’s inline analytics provides actionable insights about application performance, end-user experience, infrastructure utilization, and anomalous behavior — without any agents, application changes, or network taps. Metrics include page load times, image download and display times, and JavaScript execution times provide Real User Monitoring (RUM).

Inline analytics solution allows IT teams to perform rapid top-down troubleshooting with log analytics and a built-in anomaly detection engine. This means application owners can quickly narrow down the problem to the specific infrastructure component, and use correlation with vCenter logs to root-cause.

A single point of control delivers consistent multi-cloud experience (features, configuration, visibility, and flexible consumption options) across all applications in every private data center and public clouds, including VMware Cloud on AWS.

Integration with VMware vSphere based private clouds and VMware Cloud Air AWS enables workload portability and dramatically reduces total cost of ownership. Centralized management eliminates the need to retrain staff and 100% REST APIs integrate with ecosystem partners.

VMware Load Balancing
with VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer and VMware Integration

Learn more about how to maximize operational efficiency and app performance in VMware load balancing environments across on-premises data centers and the cloud.

VMware Load Balancing