You can configure NSX Manager to install controllers automatically on vSphere ESXi hosts. After deployment, these controllers are automatically added to a controller cluster on that vSphere ESXi host managed by a vCenter Server. Alternatively, you can also use NSX Manager REST APIs to automatically install controller clusters.

NSX Manager allows you to deploy additional controllers automatically to an existing cluster that is manually deployed. However, to delete a manually added controller from the cluster, you must manually remove it from the cluster.

Supported Use Cases

  • Creating a single-node cluster

  • Creating a multi-node cluster

  • Adding nodes to an existing cluster

  • Deleting an automatically deployed controller from a functional cluster