Install NSX Tools on your workload VMs

There are several options available to install NSX Tools:
  • Download and install NSX Tools in individual workload VMs. Linux and Windows VMs have some variations.
  • Use replicable images with NSX Tools installed on them using your public cloud's supported method, for example, create an AMI in AWS or a Managed Image in Microsoft Azure.
  • AWS-only: When launching VMs, provide the NSX Tools download location and installation command in User Data.
  • Microsoft Azure-only: Enable auto-installation of NSX Tools when deploying PCG in a Microsoft Azure VNet or while linking to a Transit VNet, or by editing a Transit/Compute VNet's Configuration.
Note: If workload VMs on which you want to install NSX Tools are in the User Managed list, ensure the following ports are open in the security groups you have assigned to such VMs:
  • Inbound UDP 6081 : For overlay data packets. This should be allowed for (Active/Standby) PCG's VTEP IP address (eth1 interface).
  • Outbound TCP 5555 : For control packets. This should be allowed for (Active/Standby) PCG's management IP address (eth0 interface).
  • TCP 8080 : For install/upgrade on the PCG's management IP address.
  • TCP 80: For downloading any third party dependencies while installing NSX Tools.
  • UDP 67,68: For DHCP packets.
  • UDP 53: For DNS resolution.