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


  • Verify that you have created an NSX Edge cluster. For more information, see NSX Installation Guide.

  • Verify that Manager mode is selected in the NSX Manager user interface. See NSX Manager. If you do not see the Policy and Manager mode buttons, see Configure the User Interface Settings.


  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select Networking > DHCP > Metadata Proxies > Add .
  3. Enter a name for the metadata proxy server.
  4. (Optional) Enter a description.
  5. Enter the URL and port for the Nova server.
    The valid port range is 3000 - 9000.
  6. Enter a value for Secret.
  7. Select an NSX Edge cluster from the drop-down list.
  8. (Optional) Select members of the NSX Edge cluster.

What to do next

Attach the metadata proxy server to a logical switch.