You can register an NSX Manager instance with VMware Cloud Director, so that VMware Cloud Director can use its network resources. A provider virtual data center can use network resources either from NSX Data Center for vSphere or from NSX.


  1. From the top navigation bar, under Resources, click Infrastructure Resources.
  2. In the left pane, click NSX-T Managers and click Add.
  3. If you have a multisite VMware Cloud Director deployment, from the Site drop-don menu, select the site to which you want to add this NSX Manager instance, and click Next.
  4. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the NSX Manager instance in VMware Cloud Director.
  5. Enter the URL of the NSX Manager instance.
    For example, https://FQDN_or_IP_address.
  6. Enter the user name and password of the NSX Manager administrator account.
  7. Click Save.

What to do next

For information about a creating provider virtual data center backed by NSX, see VMware Cloud Director API Programming Guide at