Joining NSX Controllers with the NSX Manager ensures that the NSX Manager and NSX Controllers can communicate with each other.
Verify that NSX Manager is installed.
- Open an SSH session to NSX Manager.
- Open an SSH session to each of the NSX Controller appliances.
For example, NSX-Controller1, NSX-Controller2, NSX-Controller3.
- On NSX Manager, run the get certificate api thumbprint command. For example,
NSX-Manager> get certificate api thumbprint ...
- On each of the NSX Controller appliances, run the join management-plane command.
NSX-Controller1> join management-plane NSX-Manager username admin thumbprint <NSX-Manager-thumbprint> Password for API user: <NSX-Manager's-password> Node successfully registered and controller restartedRun this command on each deployed NSX Controller node.
Provide the following information:
- Hostname or IP address of the NSX Manager with an optional port number
- Username of the NSX Manager
- Certificate thumbprint of the NSX Manager
- Password of the NSX Manager
- Verify the result by running the get managers command on your NSX Controllers.
NSX-Controller1> get managers - 192.168.110.47 Connected
- On the NSX Manager appliance, run the get management-cluster status command and make sure the NSX Controllers are listed.
NSX-Manager> get management-cluster status Number of nodes in management cluster: 1 - 192.168.110.47 (UUID 45A8869B-BB90-495D-8A01-69B5FCC56086) Online Management cluster status: STABLE Number of nodes in control cluster: 3 - 192.168.110.201 (UUID 45A8869B-BB90-495D-8A01-69B5FCC56086) - 192.168.110.202 (UUID 45A8869B-BB90-495D-8A01-69B5FCC56086) - 192.168.110.203 (UUID 45A8869B-BB90-495D-8A01-69B5FCC56086)
What to do next
Initialize the control cluster. See Initialize the Control Cluster to Create a Control Cluster Master.