You can install the DNE Key Manager as a virtual appliance on ESXi in your NSX-T environment. If your installation involves vSphere HA, you deploy the DNE Key Manager on one or more ESXi hosts.


It is recommended that you install the DNE Key Manager in the same cluster where the NSX Manager and NSX Controller are installed.



  1. Download the DNE Key Manager OVA/OVF from the NSX-T downloads page.
  2. Copy this file to the location where you plan to install DNE Key Manager.
  3. Deploy the DNE Key Manager OVF from either the vSphere Client connected to vSphere Server or the CLI.

    Some topologies might require the DNE Key Manager to connect using some other interface other than eth0, in which case the join command can use the option interface and provide the interface of choice.