A bridge cluster is a collection of transport nodes that do bridging and participate in high availability (HA). Only one transport node is active at a time. Having a multi-node cluster of NSX-T bridge nodes helps ensure that at least one NSX-T bridge node is always available. To create a bridge-backed logical switch, you must associate it with a bridge cluster. Therefore, even if you have only one bridge node, it must belong to a bridge cluster to be useful.
About this task
After creating the bridge cluster, you can later edit it to add additional bridge nodes.
Create at least one NSX-T transport node for use as a bridge node.
The transport node used as a bridge node must be an ESXi host. KVM is not supported for bridge nodes.
It is recommended that bridge nodes not have any hosted VMs.
A transport node can be added to only one bridge cluster. You cannot add the same transport node to multiple bridge clusters.
- In the NSX Manager UI, navigate to Fabric > Configuration > Bridges.
- Give the bridge cluster a name.
- Select a transport zone for the bridge cluster.
The transport zone must be of type overlay, not VLAN.
- From the Available column, select transport nodes and click the right arrow to move them to the Selected column.
What to do next
You can now associate a logical switch with the bridge cluster.