After you have deployed a Global Manager appliance, you can make the Global Manager active.

Adding a standby Global Manager is optional but recommended for high availability of the Global Manager.


  1. Log in to the Global Manager appliance at https://global-manager-ip-or-fqdn/.
  2. Select System > Location Manager. In the Global Manager tile, click Make Active. Provide a descriptive name for the active Global Manager and click Save.
  3. (Optional) Add a standby Global Manager cluster.
    1. Install a new Global Manager appliance in a secondary location and start it. Follow the same instructions as for installing the primary Global Manager, see Install the Active and Standby Global Manager.
    2. From the active Global Manager, add this newly installed Global Manager appliance as standby.
      Navigate back to your active Global Manager and click Add Standby and provide the following information:
      Option Description
      Global Manager Name Provide a name for the standby Global Manager.

      Enter the FQDN or IP address of the Global Manager cluster VIP at the secondary location. Do not enter an individual Global Manager FQDN or IP.

      Username and Password Provide the admin user's credentials for the Global Manager at the secondary location.
      SHA-256 Thumbprint Log in to any Global Manager node at the secondary location and run this command:
      get certificate cluster thumbprint

      The result is the cluster VIP certificate:


      Check Compatibility Click Check Compatibility to ensure that the Global Manager can be added as standby. This checks that the NSX-T Data Center version is compatible.
    3. Click Save.
    4. Click Make Standby.