Joining NSX Edges with the management plane ensures that the NSX Manager and NSX Edges can communicate with each other.
- Open an SSH session to the NSX Manager appliance.
- Open an SSH session to the NSX Edge.
- On the NSX Manager appliance, run the get certificate api thumbprint command.
The command output is a string of numbers that is unique to this NSX Manager.
NSX-Manager1> get certificate api thumbprint ...
- On the NSX Edge, run the join management-plane command.
Provide the following information:
Hostname or IP address of the NSX Manager with an optional port number
Username of the NSX Manager
Certificate thumbprint of the NSX Manager
Password of the NSX Manager
NSX-Edge1> join management-plane NSX-Manager1 username admin thumbprint <NSX-Manager1's-thumbprint> Password for API user: <NSX-Manager1's-password> Node successfully registered and Edge restarted
Repeat this command on each NSX Edge node.
Verify the result by running the get managers command on your NSX Edges.
nsx-edge-1> get managers - 192.168.110.47 Connected
In the NSX Manager UI, the NSX Edge appears on the Fabric > Edges page. MPA connectivity should be Up. If MPA connectivity is not Up, try refreshing the browser screen.
What to do next
Add the NSX Edge as a transport node. See Create an NSX Edge Transport Node.