After registering the NSX Autonomous Edge with the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance, to connect to the NSX Edge in the cloud site configure the network adapters and the uplink port of the NSX Autonomous Edge on-premises.

During the NSX Autonomous Edge deployment, its four network adapters are configured with the management network. For more information, see Deploy an NSX Autonomous Edge Appliance On-Premises. For the L2 stretch to operate, by using the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance configure the network adapters and the uplink port of the NSX Autonomous Edge on-premises.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2 or later is successfully deployed.
  • Verify that the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance is paired with a cloud site. All L2 stretch settings on-premises enable only after pairing with a cloud site as the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance must browse the virtual machines.
  • Verify that the NSX Autonomous Edge in the on-premises site is powered on and registered with the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance. For more information, see Register the NSX Autonomous Edge On-Premises.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://On-Prem-Appliance-IP-address/ui/admin.
    2. Log in as the root user.
  2. In the left pane, under the System section click L2 Stretch.
  3. On the NSX Autonomous edges page, select a newly deployed NSX Autonomous Edge instance.
  4. Click Edit network.
  5. In the Configure the NSX Autonomous Edge Network Adapters window, configure the network adapters of the NSX Autonomous Edge and click Apply.
    Cannot select the Management Network of the NSX Autonomous Edge preventing the loss of connectivity to it.
    1. From the VLAN Trunk Network drop-down menu, to allow intercepting the on-premises network traffic for the L2 stretch networks by VMware Cloud Director Availability, select a network or a port group allowing VLAN trunking.
    2. From the Uplink Network drop-down menu, to allow the external communication, select a network that can connect to the cloud site NSX Edge.
  6. With the newly deployed NSX Autonomous Edge selected, click Configure the uplink port.
  7. In the Configure the Uplink Port window, enter the settings for the external network port and click Apply.
    1. In the IP Address/Prefix text box, enter the IP address and the subnet mask of the uplink port.
    2. In the VLAN text box, enter the VLAN of the uplink port.
      • If not using a VLAN port group, enter 0.
      • If using a VLAN port group, it must be within the uplink network connected to the NSX Autonomous Edge.
    3. (Optional) In the MTU text box, enter the maximum transmission unit (MTU) of the uplink port or leave the default MTU value of 1500 bytes.
    4. (Optional) In the Gateway text box, enter a gateway for the uplink port.

Results

The VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance configured the NSX Autonomous Edge network on-premises.

What to do next

You can now create a server L2 VPN session by using the static endpoint IP address of this newly configured NSX Autonomous Edge. For more information, see Create a Server L2 VPN Session with NSX-T Data Center in the Cloud.