To use NSX-T Data Center on a bare metal server you must install supported third-party packages.

NSX-T Data Center supports the bare metal server in two ways: as a host transport node and as a host for NSX Manager.

Make sure that you have the supported bare metal server versions. See Bare Metal Server System Requirements.

Note: If your NSX Edges are in VM form factor and you intend to use the NSX DHCP service (deployed on VLAN-based logical switch), you must set the forged transmits option to Accept on the baremetal hosts on which the NSX Edges are deployed. See Forged Transmits in the vSphere product documentation.