When you are attaching a vCenter Server instance and its associated NSX Manager instance, you must provide access details for the NSX Manager instance. If you plan to enable cross-virtual data center networking, you must also provide details about the DLR control VM.

Prerequisites

If you plan to enable cross-virtual data center networking for the virtual data centers backed by this vCenter Server instance, you must deploy a DLR control VM against its NSX Manager instance. For information about adding a distributed logical router, see the NSX Installation Guide.

Procedure

  1. Enter the host name or IP address of the NSX Manager instance that is associated with the vCenter Server instance.
  2. Enter the user name and password to connect to the NSX Manager instance.
    The default user name is admin and the default password is default. You can change these defaults in the NSX Manager user interface.
  3. 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.

  4. Click Next to save your choices and go to the next page.