The Cloud Service Manager (CSM) is an essential component of NSX Cloud.

Install CSM after installing the core NSX-T Data Center components.

See Install NSX Manager and Available Appliances for detailed instructions.

Publishing NSX Manager's FQDN

After installing the NSX-T Data Center core components and CSM, to enable NAT using FQDN you would set up the entries for lookup and reverse lookup in the NSX-T DNS server in your deployment.

In addition, you must also enable publishing the NSX Manager's FQDN using the NSX-T API.

Example request: PUT https://<nsx-mgr>/api/v1/configs/management

{
  "publish_fqdns": true,
  "_revision": 0
}

Example response:

{
  "publish_fqdns": true,
  "_revision": 1
}

See the NSX-T Data Center API Guide for details.