Optionally, after you verify that the NSX components are operational, perform a ping test to check whether two hosts on the VXLAN transport network for the shared edge and compute cluster can reach each other.

About this task

You create a logical switch on the VXLAN network in Region A and use that switch for the ping between the hosts in both regions.

Table 1. Test Parameters for VXLAN Host Connectivity

NSX Manager

IP Address

Source Host

Destination Host

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A

172.16.11.66

comp01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

comp01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region B

172.17.11.66

comp01esx52.lax01.rainpole.local

comp01esx51.lax01.rainpole.local

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Create a logical switch to test the logical network.
    1. In the Navigator pane, click Networking & Security and click Logical Switches.
    2. On the Logical Switches page, select 172.16.11.66 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu. 
    3. Click the New Logical Switch icon.
    4. In the New Logical Switch dialog box, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      comp01-logical-switch

      Transport Zone

      Comp Transport Zone

      Replication mode

      Hybrid

      Enable IP Discovery

      Selected

      Enable MAC Learning

      Deselected





  3. Use the ping monitor to test connectivity.
    1. On the Logical Switches page, double-click comp01-logical-switch.
    2. On the comp01-logical-switch page, click the Monitor tab and click Ping.
    3. Under Test Parameters, enter the parameters for the ping and click Start Test.

      You use VXLAN standard packet size that is 1550 bytes without fragmentation. In this case, NSX checks connectivity and verifies that the infrastructure is prepared for VXLAN traffic.

      Ping Test Parameter

      Value

      Source host

      comp01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local 

      Destination host

      comp01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Size of test packet

      VXLAN standard

    4. After the ping is complete, verify that the Results pane displays no error messages.




  4. Test the connectivity in Region B.
    1. In the Navigator pane, click Networking & Security and click Logical Switches.
    2. On the Logical Switches page, select 172.17.11.66 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    3. Double-click comp01-logical-switch, click the Monitor tab, and click Ping.
    4. Under Test Parameters, enter the parameters for the ping and click Start Test.

      Ping Test Parameter

      Value

      Source host

      comp01esx52.lax01.rainpole.local

      Destination host

      comp01esx51.lax01.rainpole.local

      Size of test packet

      VXLAN standard

    5. After the ping is complete, verify that the Results pane displays no error messages.