If you plan your vCloud Director installation to use network resources from NSX-T Data Center, you must install and configure NSX-T Data Center.

Important: To configure the NSX-T Data Center objects and tools, use the simplified policy UI and the policy APIs that correspond to the simplified UI. For more information, see the overview of NSX-T Manager in the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide.

For the most recent information about compatibility between vCloud Director and other VMware products, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

For information about the network requirements, see Network Configuration Requirements for vCloud Director.

This procedure applies only when you are performing a new installation of vCloud Director. If you are upgrading an existing installation of vCloud Director, see Upgrading vCloud Director.

Prerequisites

Familiarize yourself with NSX-T Data Center.

Procedure

  1. Deploy and configure the NSX-T Manager virtual appliances.
    For more information on NSX-T Manager deployment, see the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.
  2. Create transport zones based on your networking requirements.
    For more information on transport zones creation, see the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.
    Note:
  3. Deploy and configure Edge nodes and an Edge cluster.
    For more information on NSX Edge creation, see the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.
  4. Configure the ESXi host transport nodes.
    For more information on configuring a managed host transportation node, see the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.
  5. Create a tier-0 gateway.
    For more information on tier-0 creation, see the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide.

What to do next

After you install vCloud Director, you can:
  1. Register the NSX-T Manager instance with your cloud.

    For information about registering an NSX-T Manager instance, see the vCloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal Guide.

  2. Create a network pool backed by an NSX-T Data Center transport zone.

    For more information on creating a network pool that is backed by an NSX-T Data Center transport zone, see the vCloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal Guide.

  3. Import the tier-0 gateway as an external network.

    For more information on adding an external network that is backed by an NSX-T Data Center tier-0 logical router, see the vCloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal Guide.