A metadata proxy server enables VMs to retrieve metadata from an OpenStack Nova API server.


Verify that you have created an edge cluster. For more information, see NSX-T Installation Guide.


  1. From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select DHCP > Metadata Proxies.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter a name for the metadata proxy server.
  5. (Optional) Enter a description.
  6. Enter the URL for the Nova server.
  7. Enter the secret parameter.
  8. Select an edge cluster from the drop-down list.
  9. (Optional) Select members of the edge cluster.


For example:

What to do next

Attach the metadata proxy server to a logical switch.