To use the virtual infrastructure provided by NSX Advanced Load Balancer, register your NSX-T Cloud instances with VMware Cloud Director.

An NSX-T Cloud is a service provider-level construct that consists of an NSX Manager and an NSX transport zone.

NSX Manager provides a system view and is the management component of NSX. An NSX transport zone dictates which hosts and virtual machines can participate in the use of a particular network.

If there are multiple transport zones managed by the same NSX Manager, then a separate NSX-T Cloud encapsulates each pair of NSX Manager and NSX transport zone instances.

An NSX-T Cloud has a one-to-one relationship with a network pool backed by an NSX transport zone.


Register a Controller.


  1. From the top navigation bar, under Resources, click Infrastructure Resources.
  2. Click NSX-ALB and then click NSX-T Clouds.
  3. To add an NSX-T cloud, click Add.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select a Controller instance for which to create the NSX-T Cloud.
  5. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the NSX-T Cloud.
  6. Select an available Cloud from the list.
  7. To import the cloud, click Add.


The imported cloud appears in the list of available NSX-T Clouds.

What to do next

Import a Service Engine Group.