For each vCenter Server compute instance, you create three logical switches for each business group which simulate networks for the web, database, and application tiers.

About this task

You repeat this procedure six times to create six logical switches.

Table 1. Logical Switch Names and Descriptions

Logical Switch Name

Description

Production-Web-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Web tier of Product Business Group

Production-DB-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Database tier of Product Business Group

Production-App-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Application tier of Product Business Group

Development-Web-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Web tier of Development Business Group

Development-DB-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Database tier of Development Business Group

Development-App-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Application tier of Development Business Group

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Compute 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.

      Option

      Description

      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-Web-VXLAN

      Description

      Logical switch for Web tier of Production Business Group

      Transport Zone

      Comp Universal Transport Zone

      Replication Mode

      Hybrid

      Enable IP Discovery

      Selected

      Enable MAC Learning

      Deselected

  3. Repeat this procedure to create the remaining logical switches.