The first step in deploying load balancing for the Platform Services Controller is to deploy the edge services gateway.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Click Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  4. Select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Add icon tab to create an NSX Edge.

    The New NSX Edge wizard appears.

  6. On the Name and description page, enter the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Install Type

    Edge Services Gateway

    Name

    SFO01PSC01

    Hostname

    sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Deploy NSX EDGE

    Selected

    Enable High Availability

    Selected





  7. On the Settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    User Name

    admin

    Password

    edge_admin_password

    Enable SSH access

    Selected

    Enable FIPS mode

    Deselected

    Enable auto rule generation

    Selected

    Edge Control Level logging

    INFO

  8. On the Configure deployment page, perform the following configuration steps and click Next.
    1. Select SF001, from the Datacenter drop-down menu.
    2. Click Large to specify the Appliance Size.
    3. Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Resource pool

      SFO01-Mgmt01

      Datastore

      SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

      Folder

      NSX01

    4. To create a second appliance, click the Add icon again, make the same selections in the New NSX Appliance dialog box, and click OK.




  9. On the Configure Interfaces page, click the Add icon to configure the PSCLB interface, enter the following settings, click OK, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    PSCLB

    Type

    Internal

    Connected To

    vDS-Mgmt-Management

    Connectivity Status

    Connected

    Primary IP Address

    172.16.11.71

    Subnet Prefix Length

    24

    MTU

    9000

    Send ICMP Redirect

    Selected

  10. On the Default gateway settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Gateway IP

    172.16.11.253

    MTU

    9000

  11. On the Firewall and HA page, select the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Configure Firewall default policy

    Selected

    Default Traffic Policy

    Accept

    Logging

    Disable

    vNIC

    any

    Declare Dead Time

    15





  12. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration settings you entered and click Finish.




  13. Enable HA logging.
    1. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
    2. Select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    3. Double-click the device labeled SFO01PSC01.
    4. Click the Manage tab and click the Settings tab.
    5. Click Change in the HA Configuration window.
    6. Select the Enable Logging checkbox and click OK.
  14. Enable the Load Balancer service.
    1. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
    2. Select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    3. Double-click the device labeled SFO01PSC01.
    4. Click the Manage tab, click the Load Balancer tab, click Global Configuration, and click Edit.

    The Edit load balancer global configuration dialog box appears.





  15. In the Edit load balancer global configuration dialog box, select Enable Load Balancer and click OK.