To integrate VMware Cloud Director with your NSX Advanced Load Balancer deployment, you register Controller instances with your VMware Cloud Director instance.

Controller instances serve as a central control plane for the load-balancing services provided by NSX Advanced Load Balancer.

Prerequisites

Install and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer with your NSX-T Data Center instance.

For information on how to configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer with NSX-T, see Avi Integration with NSX-T.

For information about how to deploy NSX Advanced Load Balancer with VMware Cloud Director, see Deploying NSX Advanced Load Balancer with VMware Cloud Director.
Note: The FQDN or IP address that you use to register NSX-T Manager with NSX Advanced Load Balancer must match the FQDN or IP address of the NSX-T Manager instance that you used to register NSX-T Data Center with VMware Cloud Director.

Procedure

  1. From the top navigation bar, under Resources, click Infrastructure Resources.
  2. Click NSX-ALB and then click Controllers.
  3. To add a controller, click Add.
  4. If you are using a multisite deployment, from the drop-down menu, select a site in which to register the Controller.
  5. Register the Controller instance.
    1. Enter a meaningful name and, optionally, a description for the Controller instance.
    2. Enter the URL of the Controller.
      For example, https://FQDN-or-IP-address.
    3. Enter the user name and password for the Controller.
    4. Click Save.

Results

The Controller instance appears in the list as enabled.

What to do next

Add an NSX-T Cloud.