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.


Install and configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer with your NSX instance.

For information about configuring NSX Advanced Load Balancer with NSX, see Avi Integration with NSX.

Note: The FQDN or IP address that you use to register NSX Manager with NSX Advanced Load Balancer must match the FQDN or IP address of the NSX Manager instance that you used to register NSX with VMware Cloud Director.


  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 default predefined NSX Advanced Load Balancer system administrator user.
      Note: The default predefined NSX Advanced Load Balancer system administrator role has system level credentials that allow VMware Cloud Director to make infrastructure and application changes in NSX Advanced Load Balancer.
    4. Click Save.


The Controller instance appears in the list as enabled.

What to do next

Add an NSX Cloud.