Install NSX Edge on an ESXi host using NSX Manager UI (recommended method), vSphere web client, or the vSphere command-line OVF tool.

NSX Edge Installation Methods

Installation Method Instructions
NSX Manager (recommended method to install an NSX Edge VM appliance only)
vSphere web client or vSphere command-line OVF tool
Bare Metal Server (Automated or Interactive mode via ISO file) or NSX Edge VM appliance

You can configure automated installation of NSX Edge on a bare metal server or install NSX Edge as a VM appliance using PXE. Note that PXE boot installation procedure is not supported on NSX Manager.