After all the deployment tasks are ready, you must configure the NSX logical network. 

About this task

To configure the NSX logical network, you perform the following tasks:

  • Configure the Segment ID allocation.

  • Configure the VXLAN networking.

  • Configure the transport zone.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Configure the Segment ID allocation.
    1. In the Navigator, click Networking & Security.
    2. Click Installation, click Logical Network Preparation, and click Segment ID.
    3. Select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    4. Click Edit, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Segment ID pool

      5000-5200

      Enable Multicast addressing

      Selected

      Multicast addresses

      239.1.0.0-239.1.255.255

      Universal Segment ID Pool

      30000-39000

      Enable Universal Multicast addressing

      Selected

      Universal Multicast addresses

      239.2.0.0-239.2.255.255

  3. Configure the VXLAN networking.
    1. Click the Host Preparation tab.
    2. Under VXLAN, click Not Configured on the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 row, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Switch

      sfo01-m01-vds01

      VLAN

      1614

      MTU

      9000

      VMKNic IP Addressing

      Use DHCP

      VMKNic Teaming Policy

      Load Balance - SRCID

      VTEP

      2

  4. Configure the transport zone.
    1. On the Installation page, click the Logical Network Preparation tab and click Transport Zones.
    2. Select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu. 
    3. Click the New Transport zone icon.
    4. In the New Transport Zone dialog, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Mark this object for Universal Synchronization

      Selected

      Name

      Mgmt Universal Transport Zone

      Replication mode

      Hybrid

      Select clusters that will be part of the Transport Zone

      sfo01-m01-mgmt01

    5. Right click Mgmt Universal Transport Zone, choose Enable CDO mode, and click Yes in the dialogto enable CDO mode.