This section discusses use cases when a stateless host exists in the target cluster.

Important: On a stateless target host:
  • Migration of vmk0 adapter from VSS/DVS to N-VDS is not supported on NSX-T 2.4 and NSX-T 2.4.1.
  • Migration of vmk0 adapter from VSS/DVS to N-VDS is supported on NSX-T 2.5.
Target Host Reference Host Configuration Steps To Auto Deploy Target Hosts
Target host has vmk0 adapter configured.

The host profile extracted from the reference host has vmk0 configured on an N-VDS switch.

In NSX-T, TNP has only vmk0 migration mapping configured.

  1. Attach the host profile to the target host.

    The vmk0 adapter is attached to a vSwitch.

  2. Update host customizations, if required.
  3. Reboot the host. The host profile is applied to the host. vmk0 is attached to a temporary switch.
  4. Apply TNP.

    The vmk0 adapter migrates to N-VDS.

The target host is successfully deployed with ESXi and NSX-T VIBs.

Target host has vmk0 adapter configured.

The host profile extracted from the reference host has vmk0 on vSwitch and vmk1 is on an N-VDS switch.

In NSX-T, TNP has only vmk1 migration mapping configured.

  1. Attach the host profile to the target host.

    The vmk0 adapter is attached to a vSwitch, but vmk1 is not realized on any switch.

  2. Update host customizations, if required.
  3. Reboot the host.

    vmk0 is attached to a vSwitch and vmk1 is attached to a temporary NSX switch.

  4. Apply TNP.

    The vmk1 adapter migrates to N-VDS.

  5. (optional) If the host remains non-compliant with the host profile, reboot the host to make the host compliant.
The target host is successfully deployed with ESXi and NSX-T VIBs.
Target host has vmk0 adapter configured.

The host profile extracted from the reference host has vmk0 is configured on a vSwitch and vmk1 is configured on an N-VDS switch.

In NSX-T, TNP has vmk0 and vmk1 migration mappings configured.

  1. Attach the host profile to the target host.

    The vmk0 adapter is attached to a vSwitch, but vmk1 is not realized on any switch.

  2. Update host customizations, if required.
  3. Reboot the host.

    The vmk0 adapter is attached to a vSwitch and vmk1 is attached to a temporary NSX switch.

  4. Apply TNP.
  5. (optional) If the host remains non-compliant with the host profile, reboot the host to make the host compliant.

The target host is successfully deployed with ESXi and NSX-T VIBs.

Target host has vmk0 and vmk1 adapters configured.

The host profile extracted from the reference host has vmk0 on vSwitch and vmk1 configured on an N-VDS switch.

In NSX-T, TNP has a vmk1 migration mapping configured.

  1. Attach the host profile to the target host.

    The vmk0 and vmk1 adapters are attached to a vSwitch.

  2. Update host customizations, if required.
  3. Reboot the host.
  4. Apply TNP.

    The vmk0 adapter is attached to a vSwitch and vmk1 is attached to an N-VDS switch.

  5. (optional) If the host remains non-compliant with the host profile, reboot the host to make the host compliant.

The target host is successfully deployed with ESXi and NSX-T VIBs.

Target host has vmk0 and vmk1 adapters configured.

The host profile extracted from the reference host has vmk0 and vmk1 configured on an N-VDS switch.

In NSX-T, TNP has vmk0 and vmk1 migration mappings configured.

  1. Attach the host profile to the target host.

    The vmk0 and vmk1 adapters are attached to a vSwitch.

  2. Update host customizations, if required.
  3. Reboot the host.
  4. Apply TNP.

    The vmk0 and vmk1 are migrated to an N-VDS switch.

The target host is successfully deployed with ESXi and NSX-T VIBs.