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.

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.