For an NSX-T VI workload domain, NSX Edges are required to enable overlay VI and public networks for north-south traffic. A minimum of two NSX Edge nodes are required for high availability and redundancy.
Sample Values for Deploying NSX-T Edges This section lists sample values used in the NSX-T Edge procedures. These sample values have been referred through the procedures so that you can understand the network mapping for NSX-T workload domains and NSX-T Edges.
Create Profiles You must create an overlay profile, two uplink profiles (one for Edge uplink), and an Edge cluster profile.
Create Transport Zones Two transport zones (one each for overlay and VLAN traffic) are created during the NSX-T workload domain creation process. You must create two additional transport zones - one for each Edge uplink.
Create NSX-T Segments for System, Uplink, and Overlay Traffic Three segments (one each for management, vMotion, and vSAN networks) are created in the VLAN transport zone by Cloud Foundation during the NSX-T workload domain creation process. You must create additional segments manually for both Edge uplinks before deploying the Edge VMs to connect nodes that send VLAN and overlay traffic. If you plan to deploy the Enterprise PKS solution, you must also create a segment for Enterprise PKS management and service networks.
Deploy NSX-T Edge Appliances Deploy two NSX-T Edge appliances to provide workload domains with routing services and connectivity to external networks.
Join the NSX-T Edge Nodes to the Management Plane Join the NSX-T Edge nodes to the NSX-T management cluster.
Join NSX-T Edge Nodes to Transport Nodes NSX-T Edges must be joined to transport nodes so that they can be be used for Overlay traffic. Joing them to transport nodes sets the vTEPs and N-VDSes on the Edges.
Create an NSX-T Edge Cluster Add both NSX-T Edge nodes to a cluster to increase the availability of networking services.
Configure Dynamic Routing Configure dynamic routing to enable communication between tenant workloads by using application virtual networks in NSX-T and to connect tenant workloads to the external network.