An NSX Federation environment contains an active and a standby Global Manager cluster and one or more Local Manager clusters. The standby Global Manager appliance provides high availability and disaster recovery.
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Deploy Global Manager Nodes You deploy three Global Manager nodes in the VMware Cloud Foundation management domain.
Join Global Manager Nodes to Form a Cluster Join the three Global Manager nodes you deployed in the VMware Cloud Foundation management domain to form a cluster.
Create Anti-Affinity Rule for Global Manager Cluster in VMware Cloud Foundation Create an anti-affinity rule to ensure that the Global Manager nodes run on different ESXi hosts. If an ESXi host is unavailable, the Global Manager nodes on the other hosts continue to provide support for the NSX management and control planes.
Assign a Virtual IP Address to Global Manager Cluster To provide fault tolerance and high availability to Global Manager nodes, assign a virtual IP address (VIP) to the Global Manager cluster in VMware Cloud Foundation.