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

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

Prerequisites

Procedure

  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 drop-down menu, select an existing compute manager.
  4. Select a cluster and click Configure NSX.
  5. Select the transport node profile from the drop-down menu and click Save.

    NSX-T Data Center installation and transport node creation on each host in the cluster starts in parallel. The entire process depends on the number of hosts in the cluster.

  6. (Optional) View the ESXi connection status.
    # esxcli network ip connection list | grep 1235
    tcp   0   0  192.168.210.53:20514  192.168.110.34:1234   ESTABLISHED  1000144459  newreno  netcpa
    
  7. 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.

  8. (Optional) Remove an NSX-T Data Center installation and transport node from a host in the cluster.
    1. Select a cluster and click Actions > Detach TN Profile to detach the applied NSX-T Data Center configuration from the cluster.
    2. 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.

  9. Detach a transport node profile applied to a cluster. The NSX-T Data Center configuration applied to the hosts is removed.
    1. Select a cluster and click Actions > Detach TN Profile.
    2. Select one or more hosts and click Actions > Detach TN Profile to detach the applied NSX-T Data Center configuration.

    The transport node profile is detached from the cluster. However, the host continues to be attached to the transport zone and N-VDS switch.

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.