Apply the nsx.network tag to VMs that you want to manage using NSX-T Data Center.

Prerequisites

The VPC or VNet where the workload VMs are hosted, must be onboarded with NSX Cloud. See Adding your Public Cloud Inventory in the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide for details.

Procedure

  1. Log in to your public cloud account and go to your VPC or VNet that has been onboarded with NSX Cloud.
  2. Select the VMs that you want to manage using NSX-T Data Center.
  3. Add the following tag details for the VMs and save your changes.
    Name: nsx.network
    Value: default
    Note: You can apply this tag either at the VM level or the interface level with the same effect.

Example

What to do next

Install the NSX agent on these VMs. See Install NSX Agent.

If using Microsoft Azure, you have the option to auto-install the NSX agent on tagged VMs. See Install the NSX Agent Automatically for details.