Use the following checklist to track your progress with the NSX Application Platform deployment workflow and the activation of the NSX features that the platform hosts.

  1. Install VMware NSX-T Data Center™ 3.2 or later.

    Use the following table to determine your specific installation scenario and the procedure to follow for installing NSX-T Data Center 3.2 or later.

    Installation Scenario

    Procedure

    Fresh installation of NSX-T Data Center version 3.2 or later

    Install NSX-T Data Center version 3.2 or later. See NSX-T Data Center Installation Guide at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/index.html for details.

    NSX-T Data Center 3.1 or earlier installation exists and does not have NSX Intelligence 1.x appliance installed.

    Upgrade to NSX-T Data Center 3.2 or later. See NSX-T Data Center Upgrade Guide at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/index.html for details.

    NSX-T Data Center 3.1 or earlier exists with NSX Intelligence 1.x appliance installed.

    1. Prepare your NSX Intelligence 1.x installation for the upgrade to NSX Intelligence 3.2. See the "Upgrading NSX Intelligence" section in Activating and Upgrading VMware NSX Intelligence version 3.2 at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-Intelligence/index.html.

    2. Upgrade to NSX-T Data Center 3.2 or later. See the NSX-T Data Center Upgrade Guide for version 3.2 or later for details.

  2. Ensure that you have a valid license in effect in your NSX-T Data Center 3.2 or later installation. See License Requirement for NSX Application Platform Deployment for details.
  3. Verify the compatibility of the NSX Application Platform version that you plan to deploy with the NSX Manager version that you plan to use for the deployment.

    See the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix page at https://interopmatrix.vmware.com.

  4. Configure the ports and protocols required for deploying and using the NSX Application Platform. See the VMware Ports and Protocols page at https://ports.esp.vmware.com.
  5. Ask your infrastructure administrator to allocate the Tanzu Kubernetes cluster (TKC) or upstream Kubernetes cluster resources necessary to deploy the NSX Application Platform and to activate any of the hosted NSX features that you want to use. See the information about resources for TKC or upstream Kubernetes cluster in NSX Application Platform Deployment Prerequisites.
  6. Ensure that you have satisfied all the NSX Application Platform deployment prerequisites. See NSX Application Platform Deployment Prerequisites for more information.
  7. Confirm that the NSX Manager appliance and the TKC or upstream Kubernetes cluster are reachable to each other, and that their system times are synchronized on both.
  8. Deploy the NSX Application Platform. See Deploy the NSX Application Platform.
  9. Activate one or more of the available NSX features that are hosted on the NSX Application Platform and begin using the activated features. See NSX Features Available on the NSX Application Platform for more information.