You can group between 1 and 16 virtual data centers (VDCs) in a data center group backed by NSX Data Center for vSphere with a fault domain egress configuration.


The system administrator enabled the target virtual data centers for cross-virtual data center networking.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking and then click the Data Center Groups tab.
    The list of data center groups appears.
  2. Click New.
  3. On the Starting VDC page, select a VDC to start the VDC group.
  4. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the new data center group.
  5. To create a group that contains only virtual data centers from a single network fault domain, toggle on the Create Local Group option.
  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Participating VDCs page, select additional data centers for the new data center group, and click Next.
    The Data Centers page contains a list of the VDCs that the system administrator has enabled for cross-virtual data center networking.
  8. Review the data center group details and click Finish.


The newly created virtual data center group appears in the Data Center Groups view.