A metadata proxy server enables VMs to retrieve metadata from an OpenStack Nova API server.


Verify that you have created an NSX Edge cluster. For more information, see NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select Networking > DHCP from the navigation panel.
  3. Click the Metadata Proxies tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Enter a name for the metadata proxy server.
  6. (Optional) Enter a description.
  7. Enter the URL and port for the Nova server.
    The valid port range is 3000 - 9000.
  8. Enter a value for Secret.
  9. Select an NSX Edge cluster from the drop-down list.
  10. (Optional) Select members of the NSX Edge cluster.


For example:

What to do next

Attach the metadata proxy server to a logical switch.