Installing and configuring NCP involves the following steps.

  1. Install NSX-T.

  2. Create an overlay transport zone.

  3. Create an overlay logical switch and connect the nodes to the switch.

  4. Create a tier-0 logical router.

  5. Create IP blocks for the pods.

  6. Create IP blocks or IP pools for SNAT (source network address translation).

  7. Deploy OpenShift VMs.

  8. Prepare the Ansible hosts file.

  9. Install CNI plug-in and OVS (Open vSwitch) on each node.

  10. Install OpenShift Container Platform.

  11. Run NCP and NSX node agent.