Create a new NSX-T environment on a separate hardware with a topology of your choice. This new NSX-T environment coexists while you are still using the existing NSX Data Center for vSphere environment.
NSX-T environment must use its own dedicated Compute cluster. It can either use separate Edge and Management clusters or share them with the existing NSX-v environment.
The following procedure outlines the high-level workflow to prepare a new NSX-T environment. For detailed steps about deploying the NSX-T infrastructure, see the NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide.
- Deploy NSX Manager appliances.
In a production environment, add an NSX Manager cluster with three appliances. However, for migrating workloads using a bridge and vSphere vMotion, a single NSX Manager appliance is adequate.
- Deploy a vCenter Server appliance.
The vCenter Server must be added as a compute manager in NSX-T. You can share the vCenter Server that is used in NSX-v or deploy another one in NSX-T.
- Deploy an appropriate number and size of NSX Edge nodes for north-south routing based on the requirements of your topology.
- Join the NSX Edge nodes to the management network.
- Configure NSX-T on the NSX Edge nodes.
- Set up one or more Compute clusters based on your requirements.
- Install NSX-T on the Compute clusters. The hosts in the cluster now become host transport nodes.