Before you create or migrate an application interface for physical server workloads, you must configure NSX-T Data Center and install Linux third-party packages.

NSX-T Data Center does not support Linux OS interface bonding. You must use Open vSwitch (OVS) bonding for Physical Server Transport Nodes. See Knowledge Base article 67835 Bare Metal Server supports OVS bonding for Transport Node configuration in NSX-T. The supported bond configuration for Linux is Active/Standby.


  1. Install the required third-party packages.
  2. Configure the TCP and UDP ports.
  3. Add a physical server to the NSX-T Data Center fabric and create a transport node.
  4. Use the Ansible playbook to create an application interface.