In this step, you'll create an NSX-T cloud account and associate it with an vCenter cloud account.
During this process you'll download, rename, and deploy a data collector to run data collection on the source endpoint.
After you associate your NSX endpoint to a vCenter endpoint, additional options are available on the Network Policies tab, where you can define an external network for outbound access.
Verify that you have the required user role. See What are the Cloud Assembly User Roles.
Verify that you have vCenter administrator access credentials.
- Go to .
- Click New Cloud Account, select NSX-T, and enter values.
Sample values and supporting information is provided in the following table.
Sample Value and Instruction
NSX-T IP Address /FQDN
For this example, Enter abx-nsxt3.abx.local.
Enter the host vCenter server IP address for the new cloud account in FQND format.
Click + New Data Collector.
Click Download OVA.
Rename the downloaded OVA file to NSXT3A_abx.
Import the OVA file to the target vCenter server and start the installation.
Copy the access key when prompted.
After the data collector OVA has been deployed, select NSXT3A_abx from the data collector drop-down menu.
Download the OVA and install it on your sourcevCenter as prompted.
Use the Data Collector page help for step information.
User name and password
For example, enter firstname.lastname@example.org and its password as your vCenter administrator credentials.
These credentials are for the same vCenter as the associated NSX-T account.
Validate confirms your access rights to the specified vCenter and checks that the vCenter is running.
Name and Description
Enter OurCo-vr-nsxt3 for the cloud account name.
Enter Sample deployment for WordPress with vCenter and NSX-T use case 1 for the cloud account description.
Allow provisioning to these datacenters
Check at least one listed datacenter, for example Datacenter1.
Lists your available datacenters on the specified vCenter server.
Create a cloud zone for the selected datacenters
Leave this unchecked and create cloud zones as a separate step according to your organization's cloud strategy.
Enter OurCo-vCenter, which is the name of the vCenter cloud account that you created earlier.
Leave this empty for now. Use tags according to your organization's tag strategy.
- Click Create.
What to do next
See the Wordpress use case for workflow starting at WordPress Use Case: Add Cloud Zones.