You deploy a new NSX Manager instance by using the configuration of the first NSX Manager cluster node.


  • Download the NSX Manager OVA file for the version of the failed NSX Manager cluster. See Retrieve the NSX Manager Version from SDDC Manager.

  • Verify that the backup file that you plan to restore is associated with the version of the failed NSX Manager cluster.


  1. In a web browser, log in to the management domain vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client (https://<vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui).
  2. Select Menu > VMs and Templates.
  3. In the inventory, expand vCenter Server > Datacenter.
  4. Right-click the NSX folder and select Deploy OVF Template.
  5. On the Select an OVF template page, select Local file, click Upload files, navigate to the location of the NSX Manager OVA file, click Open, and click Next.
  6. On the Select a name and folder page, enter the VM name and click Next.
  7. On the Select a compute resource page, click Next.
  8. On the Review details page, click Next.
  9. On the Configuration page, select the appropriate size and click Next.

    For the management domain, select Medium and for workload domains, select Large unless you changed these defaults during deployment.

  10. On the Select storage page, select the vSAN datastore, and click Next.
  11. On the Select networks page, from the Destination network drop-down menu, select the management network distributed port group, and click Next.
  12. On the Customize template page, enter these values and click Next.


    Value for first NSX Manager cluster node

    System root user password


    CLI admin user password


    CLI audit user password



    Enter hostname for the appliance using FQDN format.

    Default IPv4 gateway

    Enter the default gateway for the appliance.

    Management network IPv4 address

    Enter the IP Address for the appliance.

    Management network netmask

    Enter the subnet mask for the appliance.

    DNS server list

    Enter the DNS servers for the appliance.

    NTP server list

    Enter the NTP server for the appliance.

    Enable SSH


    Allow root SSH logins


  13. On the Ready to complete page, review the deployment details and click Finish.