You must join the NSX Edge node VM you created to the management plane.

Do not join the NSX Edge node VM to the management plane using any other method. Do not create transport nodes from the NSX Edge node VM.


  1. Open an SSH session or console session to the NSX Manager appliance.
  2. Open an SSH session or console session to the NSX Edge node VM.
  3. On the NSX Manager appliance, run the get certificate api thumbprint command.
    The command output is a string of alphanumeric numbers that is unique to this NSX Manager.
    For example:
    NSX-Manager1> get certificate api thumbprint
  4. On the NSX Edge node VM, run the join management-plane command.
    Provide the following information:
    • Hostname or IP address of the NSX Manager with an optional port number
    • User name of the NSX Manager
    • Certificate thumbprint of the NSX Manager
    • Password of the NSX Manager
    NSX-Edge1> join management-plane <Manager-IP> thumbprint <Manager-thumbprint> username admin

    Repeat this command on each NSX Edge node VM.

  5. Verify the result by running the get managers command on your NSX Edge node VMs.
    nsx-edge-1> get managers Connected (NSX-RPC)
  6. In the NSX Manager UI, navigate to System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Transport Nodes.
    On the NSX Edge Transport Node page, the Configuration State column displays Configure NSX. Do not click Configure NSX. Migration coordinator will configure the NSX Edge node as an Edge Transport Node during the migration.