Beginning with 8.0, you can manage all security-related
configuration for the VM-Series NSX integration through Panorama.
The new workflow consolidates security configuration on Panorama,
and decouples the need for continuous interaction between security
and virtualization administrators. Panorama now provides NSX Manager
with the contextual information required to secure traffic from
guest virtual machines in SDDC environments. Dynamic address groups
on Panorama map to security groups on NSX Manager, zones map to
service profiles, and security policy rules map to steering rules.
configuration changes take advantage of the new extensible plug-in
architecture in Panorama. All the interface related to NSX integration
are now part of the NSX plug-in and only display in Panorama when
the plug-in is installed.
Additionally, Panorama 8.0.5 and
later includes support for VMware NSX plugin version 2.0.0 that
allows you to manage up to 16 NSX Managers using a single Panorama
server instead of one Panorama server per NSX Manager. With this
capability, you can now configure and manage multiple NSX Managers
in a single location; it eliminates the need to replicate common
configuration many times on multiple Panorama servers.