Deploy a load balancer for use by management applications connected to the application virtual network Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Under Inventories, click Networking Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  4. Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Add icon to create a new NSX Edge.
  6. On the Name and Description page, enter the following settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Install Type

    Edge Services Gateway

    Name

    LAXMGMT-LB01

    Deploy NSX Edge

    Selected

    Enable High Availability

    Selected





  7. On the Settings page, enter the following settings, and clickNext.

    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 LAX01 from the Datacenter drop-down menu.
    2. Select the Large radio button to specify the Appliance Size.
    3. Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Perform twice to add two NSX Edge appliances with the same settings.

      Setting

      Value

      Resource pool

      LAX01-Mgmt01

      Datastore

      LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

      Folder

      NSX51





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

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    OneArmLB

    Type

    Internal

    Connected To

    Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

    Connectivity Status

    Connected

    Primary IP Address

    192.168.11.2

    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

    192.168.11.1

    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 clickFinish.
  13. Enable HA logging.
    1. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
    2. Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    3. Double-click the device labeled LAXMGMT-LB01.
    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. Disconnect the Load Balancer after the deployment.
    1. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
    2. Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    3. Double-click the LAXMGMT-LB01 device.
    4. Click theManage tab and click the Settings tab.
    5. Click Interfaces, select the OneArmLB virtualized Network Interface Card (vNIC), and click Edit.
    6. In the Edit NSX Edge Interface dialog box, select Disconnected as Connectivity Status.
  15. Enable the Load Balancer service.
    1. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
    2. Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    3. Double-click the LAXMGMT-LB01 device.
    4. Click the Manage tab and click the Load Balancer tab.
    5. Select Global Configuration and click Edit.
    6. In the Edit Load Balancer Global Configuration dialog box, select Enable Load Balancer and click OK.