If the NSX Manager settings change or you want to connect a different NSX Manager instance, you can modify the NSX Manager connection settings. If you want to enable cross-virtual data center networking, you must configure the NSX Manager instance with the DLR control VM details.

Important: This procedure applies only to NSX Manager instances that are associated with vCenter Server. To retrieve and manage NSX Manager instances that are not associated with vCenter Server, you must use the vCloud API.


  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and, in the left pane, click vCenters.
  2. Right-click the vCenter Server system that is associated with the target NSX Manager instance and click Properties.
  3. On the NSX Manager tab, enter the new settings and click OK.
    You can modify the NSX Manager hostname and administrator credentials. If you want to enable cross-virtual data center networking for the virtual data centers backed by this vCenter Server instance, enter the control VM properties and a name for the network provider scope.

    The control VM properties are used for deploying an appliance on the NSX Manager instance for cross-virtual data center networking components like a universal router.

    Option Description
    Control VM Resource Pool vCenter Path The hierarchical path to a specific resource pool in the vCenter Server instance, starting from the cluster, Cluster/Resource_Pool_Parent/Target_Resource . For example, TestbedCluster1/mgmt-rp.

    As an alternative, you can enter the Managed Object Reference ID of the resource pool. For example, resgroup-1476.

    Control VM Datastore Name The name of the data store to host the appliance files. For example, shared-disk-1.
    Control VM Management Interface Name (HA Interface) The name of the network in vCenter Server or port group used for the HA DLR management interface. For example, TestbedPG1.
    Network Provider Scope Corresponds to the network fault domain in the network topologies of the data center groups. For example, boston-fault1.

    For information about managing cross-virtual data center groups, see the vCloud Director Tenant Portal Guide.