If you have a vCenter Server, you can automate the installation and creation of transport nodes on all the NSX-T Data Center hosts instead of configuring manually.

If the transport node is already configured, then automated transport node creation is not applicable for that node.



  1. From a browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Select System > Fabric > Nodes > Host Transport Nodes.
  3. From the Managed By drop-down menu, select an existing vCenter Server.
    The page lists the available vSphere clusters and/or ESXi hosts from the selected vCenter Server. You may need to expand a cluster to view the ESXi hosts.
  4. Select a single host from the list and click Configure NSX.
    The Configure NSX dialog box opens.
    1. Verify the host name in the Host Details panel. Optionally, you can add a description.
    2. Click Next to move to the Configure NSX panel.
    3. Select the available transport zones and click the > button to include the transport zones in the transport node profile.
  5. Verify the host name in the Host Details panel, and click Next.
    Optionally, you can add a description.
  6. In the Configure NSX panel, select the desired transport zones.
    You can select more than one transport zone.
  7. (Optional) View the ESXi connection status.
    # esxcli network ip connection list | grep 1235
    tcp   0   0   ESTABLISHED  1000144459  newreno  netcpa
  8. From the Host Transport Node page, verify that the NSX Manager connectivity status of hosts in the cluster is Up and NSX-T Data Center configuration state is Success.
    You can also see that the transport zone is applied to the hosts in the cluster.
  9. (Optional) Remove an NSX-T Data Center installation and transport node from a host in the transport zone.
    1. Select one or more hosts and click Actions > Remove NSX.
    The uninstallation takes up to three minutes. Uninstallation of NSX-T Data Center removes the transport node configuration on hosts and the host is detached from the transport zone(s) and N-VDS switch. Any new host added to the vCenter Server cluster will not be automatically configured until the transport node profile is reapplied to the cluster.
  10. (Optional) Remove a transport node from the transport zone.
    1. Select a single transport node and click Actions > Remove from Transport Zone.

What to do next

Create a logical switch and assign logical ports. See the Advanced Switching section in the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide.