You can group between one and 16 VDCs in a data center group with NSX network provider type.


Verify that you are an organization administrator, system administrator, or that you are assigned a role that includes an equivalent set of rights.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking and then click the Data Center Groups tab.
  2. Click New.
  3. On the Starting VDC page, select a VDC backed by NSX to start the group, and click Next.
    If you want to use NSX federation, you must choose a starting VDC that is backed by an NSX Manager that is already registered as a location.
  4. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the new data center group.
  5. If you want to create a data center group that uses NSX federation, toggle on the Create Universal Group option.
  6. On the Participating VDCs page, select additional data centers for the new data center group, and click Next.
  7. Review the data center group details and click Finish.


The newly created group appears in the list of data center groups.

What to do next

Create a network spanning the data center group with an NSX network provider type.