You must first deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance. After the NSX Manager is successfully deployed you must connect it to the Compute vCenter Server instance.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Open the Deploy OVF Template wizard.
    1. In the Navigator, expand the entire lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Right-click the lax01-m01-mgmt01 cluster, and click Deploy OVF Template.
  3. Use the Deploy OVF Template wizard to deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance.
    1. On the Select Source page, click the Browse button, select the VMware NSX Manager .ova file, and click Next
    2. On the Select Name and location page, enter the following settings, and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      lax01m01nsx01

      Folder or Datacenter

      lax01-m01fd-nsx

    3. On the Select Resource page, select the following values, and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Datacenter

      lax01-m01dc

      Cluster

      lax01-m01-mgmt01

    4. On the Review Details page, select the Accept extra configuration option check box, and click Next.
    5. On the Accept License Agreements page, click Accept, and click Next.
    6. On the Select Storage page, enter the following settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      VM Storage Policy

      vSAN Default Storage Policy

      Datastore

      lax01-m01-vsan01

    7. On the Setup Networks page, under Destination, select lax01-m01-vds01-management, and click Next.
    8. On the Customize Template page, expand the different options, enter the following settings, and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      DNS Server List

      172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

      Domain Search List

      lax01.rainpole.local

      Default IPv4 Gateway

      172.17.11.253

      Hostname

      lax01w01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Network 1 IPv4 Address

      172.17.11.66

      Network 1 Netmask

      255.255.255.0

      Enable SSH

      Selected

      NTP Server List

      • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

      • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

      CLI "admin" User Password / enter

      compnsx_admin_password

      CLI "admin" User Password / confirm

      compnsx_admin_password

      CLI Privilege Mode Password / enter

      compnsx_privilege_password

      CLI Privilege Mode Password / confirm

      compnsx_privilege_password

    9. On the Ready to Complete page click Finish.
    10. In the Navigator, expand the lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local control tree, select the lax01w01nsx01 virtual machine, and click the Power on button.
  4. Connect the NSX Manager to the Compute vCenter Server.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01w01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      compnsx_admin_password

    3. Click Manage vCenter Registration.
    4. Under Lookup Service, click the Edit button.
    5. In the Lookup Service dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Lookup Service IP

      lax01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Lookup Service Port

      443

      SSO Administrator User Name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    6. In the Trust Certificate? dialog box, click Yes.
    7. Under vCenter Server, click the Edit button.
    8. In the vCenter Server dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      vCenter Server

      lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      vCenter User Name

      svc-nsxmanager@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-nsxmanager_password

    9. In the Trust Certificate? dialog box, click Yes.
    10. Wait until the Status indicators for the Lookup Service and vCenter Server change to Connected.
  5. Log out from the vCenter Server session in the vSphere Web Client.
  6. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      svc-nsxmanager@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-nsxmanager_password

  7. Assign the administrator@vsphere.local account access to NSX.
    1. In the Navigator, click Network & Security.
    2. Select NSX Managers.
    3. Select 172.17.11.66 from the tree.
    4. Click the Manage tab and click Users.
    5. Click the Add icon.
    6. In the Assign Role dialog box enter administrator@vsphere.local and click Next.
    7. Click Enterprise Administrator and click Finish.
  8. Log out from the vCenter Server session in the vSphere Web Client.