You can generate an AMI in AWS or a Managed Image in Microsoft Azure of a VM with the NSX agent installed on it.

With this feature, you can launch multiple VMs with with the agent configured and running.

There are two ways in which you can generate an AMI/Managed Image (image in the rest of this topic) of a VM with the NSX agent installed on it:

  • Generate image with an unconfigured NSX agent: You can generate an image from a VM that has the NSX agent installed on it but not configured by using the -noStart option. This option allows the NSX agent package to be fetched and installed but the NSX services are not started. Also, no NSX configurations such as certificate generation, are made.
  • Generate image after removing existing NSX agent configurations: You can remove configurations from an existing NSX-managed VM and use it for generating an image.