You must download the NSX-T binaries before creating the VI workload domain. The procedure you follow depends on the VMware Cloud Foundation version in your environment.


  1. Ensure that you have a separate VLAN dedicated for Edge TEPs and have routing configured with MTU 9000 between host VTEPs and Edge VTEP VLANs.
  2. Download the NSX-T Manager 2.5 install bundle. See Download Bundles in the VMware Cloud Foundation Upgrade Guide.
    Although VMware Cloud Foundation supports NSX-T 2.4.2 for existing workload domains, you must have NSX-T 2.5 to deploy a new NSX-T based workload domain.
  3. Add an NSX-T license key to SDDC Manager. See Add License Keys for the Software in Your VMware Cloud Foundation System.