Add the NSX Manager in the management domain or VI workload domain as a location to the Global Manager. This NSX Manager is now referred to as the Local Manager. You then import segments, tier-0 gateways, and tier-1 gateways from the Local Manager to the Global Manager.


  1. Obtain the certificate thumbprint of the Local Manager cluster.
    1. Log in to the management domain or VI workload domain vCenter Server by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    2. Run the shell command to switch to the bash shell.
    3. Run the command below to retrieve the Local Manager cluster VIP thumbprint.
      echo -n | openssl s_client -connect lm_vip_fqdn:443 2>/dev/null | openssl x509 -noout -fingerprint -sha256
    4. Save the thumbprint.
  2. Add NSX Manager as a location to the Global Manager.
    1. Log in to Global Manager at https://active_gm_vip_fqdn/.
    2. Select System > Location Manager and click Add On-Prem Location.
    3. In the Add New Location dialog box, enter the location details.



      Location Name

      Enter a name for the location.


      Enter the FQDN or IP address of the NSX Manager cluster VIP. Do not enter an individual NSX Manager FQDN or IP.

      Username and Password

      Provide the admin user's credentials for the NSX Manager at the location.

      SHA-256 Thumbprint

      Add the thumbprint you retrieved in step 1.

      Check Compatibility

      Click Check Compatibility to ensure that the location can be added. This checks that the NSX-T Data Center version is compatible.

    4. Click Save
  3. Configure networking on the Local Manager nodes.
    1. On the Location Manager page, in the Locations section, click Networking under the location you are adding then click Configure.
    2. On the Configure Edge Nodes for Stretch Networking page, click Select All
    3. In the Remote Tunnel Endpoint Configuration pane enter the following details.



      Host Switch nsxDefaultHostSwitch
      Teaming Policy Name Select Use Default.
      RTEP VLAN Enter the VLAN for the host.
      IP Pool for all Nodes Enter a name for the IP pool.

      Inter Local MTU

      Enter 9000.
    4. Click Save.
  4. Import the Local Manager configuration to the Global Manager.
    1. Select the Global Manager context from the drop down menu.
    2. On the System tab, select the Location Manager pane.
    3. Under Locations, click Import.

      This option may take 15 minutes or longer to appear.

    4. Verify that you have a recent backup and click Proceed to import.
    5. In the Preparing for import dialog box, click Next and then click Import.

      Wait for a confirmation that the import is successful.

    Local Manager objects imported into the Global Manager are owned by the Global Manager and appear in the Local Manager with a GM icon. You can modify these objects only from the Global Manager.