NSX Edge nodes are where most of the networking and security services run.

Deploy NSX Edge Nodes

  1. In NSX Manager, go to System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Transport Nodes.
  2. Click Add Edge Node.
  3. Provide the following information.
    Name Edge-1
    Host name edge-1.hr.example.com
    Form Factor Select the appropriate edge node size.
    CLI User Name admin
    CLI Password
    Allow SSH Login Select an option based on your datacenter policy.
    System Root Password
    Allow Root SSH Login Select an option based on your datacenter policy.
    Audit User Name audit
    Audit Password
    Compute Manager VC-1
    Cluster Cluster-NSX
    Host 192.168.10.11
    Datastore Storage-1
    IP Assignment Static
    Management IP 192.168.10.17
    Default Gateway 192.168.10.1
    Management Interface PG-mgmt
    DNS Servers 192.168.38.1
    NTP Servers 192.168.38.2
    Edge Switch name nvds1
    Transport Zone nsx-overlay-transportzone, nsx-vlan-transport-zone
    Uplink Profile Uplink-profile-1
    IP Assignment Use Static IP List
    Static IP List 192.168.20.17
    Gateway 192.168.20.1
    Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    DPDK Fastpath Interfaces Click Select Interface and select the port group PG-all-VLAN, which was created in Steps 2: Configure a VDS.
  4. Wait until the Configuration State column displays Success. You can click the Refresh button to refresh the window.
  5. Repeat steps 4-6 to deploy Edge-2 on host 192.168.10.12 with management IP 192.168.10.18 and static IP 192.168.20.18.

Create an Edge Cluster

  1. In NSX Manager, go to System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Clusters.
  2. Click Add Edge Cluster.
  3. In the Name field, enter Edge-cluster-1.
  4. Move Edge-1 and Edge-2 from the Available window to the Selected window.
  5. Click Add.