You begin powering on the NSX-T Data Center infrastructure in the management domain by starting the NSX-T Manager cluster that provides management and control plane capabilities to the management applications.

In a SDDC, to configure and manage network services for management SDDC components in the management domain, there are three NSX-T Manager nodes deployed in the nsx manager virtual machine folder in the management cluster in the management domain.


  1. Login to management vCenter server by using the URL https://<management_domain_vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui.
  2. In the VMs and templates inventory, expand the management domain vCenter server tree and expand the management domain data center.
  3. Expand the management domain nsx manager folder.
  4. Power on the NSX-T Manager.
    1. Right-click the primary NSX-T Manager and select Power > Power on.
    2. Wait for the virtual machine to power on.
    3. Repeat the steps to power on the remaining NSX-T Managers.
  5. Login to local NSX-T Manager for the management domain by using user interface https://<nsxt_manager_fqdn>/login.jsp?local=true.
  6. Verify the system status of NSX-T Managers.
    1. On the main navigation bar, click System.
    2. In the left pane, navigate to Configuration > Appliances.
    3. On the Appliances page, verify that the NSX-T Managers cluster has a Stable status and all NSX-T Manager nodes are available.