You can change or customize settings following initial deployment using the NSX Advanced Load Balancer Controller’s web interface.

To perform the NSX Advanced Load Balancer Controller initial setup:

Prerequisites

Navigate to the NSX Advanced Load Balancer Controller on your browser.

Note:

While the system is booting up, a blank web page or a 503 status code may appear. Wait for about 5 to 10 minutes and then follow the instructions below for the setup wizard.

Procedure

  1. Configure the basic system settings:
    1. Administrator account
    2. DNS and NTP server information
    3. Email or SMTP information
  2. Set the infrastructure type to VMware.
  3. Enter the vCenter settings:
    1. vCenter credentials – To create SEs, the vCenter account must have privileges to create new folders in vCenter
    2. vCenter IP address
    3. Permissions – Select Write
    4. Integration with Cisco APIC – Leave unselected or disabled
    5. Data center – NSX Advanced Load Balancer will be deployed here
    6. IP allocation method for the networks where the pools and virtual services will be located – DHCP or Static (Wizard screen example below shows DHCP.)
  4. Configure NSX Advanced Load Balancer SE Settings:
    1. Management network
    2. IP allocation method for management network
    3. Support Multiple Tenants– Select No.

      One vNIC out of the 10 NSX Advanced Load Balancer SE vNIC is for management network connection. The other vNICs are data vNICs.

      For the IP allocation method, enter a subnet address and a range of host addresses within the subnet, in the case of static address assignment. NSX Advanced Load Balancer will assign addresses from this range to the NSX Advanced Load Balancer SE data interfaces.

Results

If the management and pool networks use DHCP, the deployment procedure is complete with this step. In case of static IP address allocation, you need to configure an IP address pool as explained in the next section.