All configurations made from the Global Manager are made in Policy mode. Manager mode is not available in Federation.
See NSX Manager for more information about the two modes.
For most configurations, the Local Manager cluster has the same configuration maximums as an NSX Manager cluster. Go to VMware Configuration Maximums tool and select NSX-T Data Center.
Select the Federation category for NSX-T Data Center in the VMware Configuration Maximums tool for exceptions and other Federation-specific values.
For a given location, the following configurations contribute to the configuration maximum:
- Objects that were created on the Local Manager.
- Objects that were created on the Global Manager and include the location in its span.
You can view the capacity and usage on each Local Manager. See View the Usage and Capacity of Categories of Objects.
||Add a Tier-0 Gateway from Global Manager|
|Tier-1 Gateway||Add a Tier-1 Gateway from Global Manager|
|Segments||Layer 2 Bridge is not supported.||Add a Segment from Global Manager|
|Groups||Some limitations. See Security in NSX Federation.||Create Groups from Global Manager|
|Distributed Firewall||Create DFW Policies and Rules from Global Manager|
|Gateway Firewall||Create Gateway Policies and Rules from Global Manager|
|Network Address Translation (NAT)||Tier-0 gateway:
Stateless NAT rules are pushed to all locations in the gateway's span unless scoped to one or more locations specifically.
Stateful NAT rules are also pushed to all locations in the gateway's span or to the specific location selected. However, stateful NAT rules are realized and enforced only on the primary location.
|Configure NAT on a Gateway|
|DNS||See Add a DNS Forwarder Service|
|DHCP and SLAAC||
|Using objects created on Global Manager in a Local Manager configuration||Most configurations are supported. For example:
|Backup and Restore||
||Backup and Restore in NSX Federation|
|vMotion between locations||Cold migration between locations is not supported.|