Verify that virtual machines placed on the VXLAN network can communicate with virtual machines placed on the VLAN network by using the ping command.

Validate that routing is configured correctly both in NSX-T Data Center and in the physical network.

Expected Outcome

You obtain a successful ping response between the virtual machines placed on a VXLAN network and the virtual machines placed on a VLAN network.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to the management domain vCenter Server in Region A by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the VMs and templates inventory, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-m01dc data center.
  3. Expand the sfo01-m01fd-vrli folder.
  4. Log in to the management domain vCenter Server by using the administrator@vsphere.local account at https://<vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui.
  5. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the management domain vCenter Server tree and goto the folder.
  6. On the appliance, verify the communication to the other virtual machines placed on the VLAN network by running the ping command.
    1. Right-click the sfo-vrli01a appliance and select Launch remote console.
    2. Switch to the command prompt by pressing ALT+F1.
    3. Log in to the vRealize Log Insight appliance.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vrli_root_password

    4. Run the following commands.

      Command

      Description

      ping rainpole.io

      ping from sfo-vrli01a to rainpole.io (Active Directory)

      ping sfo-m01-vc01.sfo.rainpole.io

      ping from sfo-vrli01a to sfo-m01-vc01 (vCenter Server)

  7. Verify the communication to the other virtual machines in the VXLAN network by running the ping command.
    1. Back in vSphere Client, right-click sfo-m01-vc01 and select Launch remote console.
    2. Switch to the command prompt by pressing ALT+F1.
    3. Log in vCenter Server.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vc_root_password

    4. Run the following commands.

      Command

      Description

      ping sfo-vrli01a.sfo.rainpole.io

      ping from sfo-m01-vc01 to sfo-vrli01a

      ping sfo-vrli01b.sfo.rainpole.io

      ping from sfo-m01-vc01 to sfo-vrli01b

      ping sfo-vrli01c.sfo.rainpole.io

      ping from sfo-m01-vc01 to sfo-vrli01c

What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Download the BGP Summary report for Tier-0 Logical Routers in NSX-T Data Center and ensure that all transport nodes have an Established connection status.

  • Download the Routing Table for Tier-0 Logical Routers in NSX-T Data Center and ensure that you are receiving routes using BGP and that there are multiple routes to BGP learned networks.