After you update the NSX components, rename the anti-affinity rules for these components in vSphere DRS to implement a configuration that matches the deployment guidelines in this validated design.

About this task

You rename the rules for the NSX controllers and add new rules of the NSX Edge device pairs for north-south routing in the two regions.

Table 1. Anti-Affinity Rules Configuration After NSX Update

Region

Old Rule Name

New Rule Name

Members

vCenter Server Cluster

Region A

Mgmt_NSX_Controllers

anti-affinity-rule-nsxcontrollers

NSX controllers in the management cluster

mgm01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > SFO01-Mgmt01

Comp_NSX_Controllers

anti-affinity-rule-nsxcontrollers

NSX controllers in the shared edge and compute cluster

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > SFO01-Comp01

-

anti-affinity-rule-ecmpedges

SFOMGMT-ESG01, SFOMGMT-ESG02

mgm01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > SFO01-Mgmt01

-

anti-affinity-rule-ecmpedges

SFOCOMP-ESG01, SFOCOMP-ESG02

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 > SFO01-Comp01

Region B

-

anti-affinity-rule-ecmpedges

LAXMGMT-ESG01, LAXMGMT-ESG02

mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local > LAX01 > LAX01-Mgmt01

-

anti-affinity-rule-ecmpedges

LAXCOMP-ESG01, LAXCOMP-ESG02

comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local > LAX01 > LAX01-Comp01

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. From the Home page of the vSphere Web Client, click Hosts and Clusters.
  3. In the Navigator, expand mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > SFO01 and click SFO01-Mgmt01.
  4. On the Manage tab, select VM/Host Rules under Configuration.
  5. Rename the anti-affinity rules for the NSX Controller virtual machines.
    1. Select the Mgmt_NSX_Controllers rule from the VM/Host Rules list and click Edit.
    2. In the Edit VM/Host Rule dialog box, enter anti-affinity-rule-nsxcontrollers in the Name text box and click OK.
    3. Repeat the steps to rename the Comp_NSX_Controllers rule.
  6. Create an anti-affinity rule for the NSX Edge devices for north-south routing for the management cluster in Region A.
    1. Under VM/Host Rules, click Add.
    2. In the SFO01-Mgmt01 - Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, enter the following settings and click Add.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      anti-affinity-rule-ecmpedges

      Enable rule

      Selected

      Type

      Separate Virtual Machine

    3. In the Add Rule Member dialog box, select the check box next to each of the two SFOMGMT-ESG01 and SFOMGMT-ESG02 virtual machines, and click OK.
    4. In the SFO01-Mgmt01 - Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, click OK.
  7. Repeat Step 6 to create an anti-affinity rule for the other NSX Edge devices for north-south routing in Region A and Region B.