Before you can start with scenarios, you have to create logical switches for business groups. Several scenarios require a logical switch for the Production business group.

About this task

This procedure creates and configures the following logical switch

Logical Switch Name

Description

Production-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Production business group

Note:

You can connect the switch for production workloads to either the Distributed Logical Router or the Universal Distributed Logical Router. If the switch is connected to Universal Distributed Logical Router, workload deployment in Region B will fail because only the primary NSX Manager can create and manage universal objects. The NSX manager in Region B is not the primary NSX Manager. Thus the decision is to connect the switch to the Distributed Logical Router. As a result of this decision, deployed workloads can no longer move between Region A and Region B.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.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.
    1. Click Networking & Security.
    2. In the Navigator, select Logical Switches.
    3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.16.11.66 as the NSX Manager.
    4. Click the New Logical Switch icon.

      The New Logical Switch dialog box appears.

    5. In the New Logical Switch dialog box, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      Production-VXLAN

      Description

      Logical switch for Production Business Group

      Transport Zone

      Comp Global Transport Zone

      Replication Mode

      Hybrid

      Enable IP Discovery

      Selected

      Enable MAC Learning

      Deselected

  3. Connect Production-VXLAN to the Distributed Logical Router.
    1. On the Logical Switches page, select the Production-VXLAN Logical Switch.
    2. Click the Connect Edge icon.
    3. On the Connect an Edge page, select sfo01w01dlr01 and click Next.
    4. On the Edit NSX Edge Interface page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Option

      Settings

      Name

      Production-VXLAN

      Type

      Internal

      Connectivity Status

      Connected

      Primary IP Address

      192.168.51.1

      Subnet Prefix Length

      24

    5. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish.