You can directly deploy the NSX Management appliances natively on the Microsoft Azure.

For more details on architecture and components, refer to the NSX Installation Guide.

Task Instructions

Empty checkbox Deployment: You can deploy the NSX Management components using the following two ways:

  • Deploy with Terraform scripts: NSX Cloud provides Terraform scripts that deploys management components –NSX Manager and CSM in your Microsoft Azure subscription.
  • Deploy without Terraform scripts: If you cannot use Terraform scripts, you can also manually deploy all the appliances natively in your Microsoft Azure subscription.

Empty checkbox (Optional) Peer VNet to Management VNet (for VGW):

As explained in the architecture diagram, you have to deploy the NSX components in the Management VNet which is separate from the VNets that you intend to manage. If you do not want use the public IPs and want to ensure that all the communication between the NSX Management components and the PCG+VMs to be private, then you must peer the Management VNet with the VNet that you need to manage.

After peering, you can deploy the PCG on the VGW mode and all communications between the two VNets becomes private.

Empty checkbox Deploy Gateway in the VNet where you want to manage the VMs.
Empty checkbox Manage your VMs:
  • For NSX Enforced Mode.
  • For Native Cloud Enforced Mode.
Empty checkbox Manage your backup and restore:
  • Recovery option by redeploying the NSX Manager image.
  • Recovery option using the Microsoft Azure Recovery Vault Service (if you have enabled the vault feature in the Terraform script).
Managing Backup and Restore of NSX Manager and CSM in Microsoft Azure