You start implementing network virtualization for tenant workloads in Region A by deploying the NSX Manager virtual appliance.

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. Open the Deploy OVF Template wizard.
    1. In the Navigator, expand the entire sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Right-click the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster, and click Deploy OVF Template.

      The Deploy OVF Template appears.

  3. On the Select template page, click the Browse button, select the VMware NSX Manager .ova file, and click Next
  4. On the Select name and location page, enter the following settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    sfo01w01nsx01

    Folder or data center

    sfo01-m01fd-nsx

  5. On the Select a resource page, select the following values, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Cluster

    sfo01-m01dc

  6. On the Review details page, review the extra configuration option message, and click Next.
  7. On the Accept license agreements page, click Accept, and click Next.
  8. On the Select storage page, enter the following settings, and click Next

    Setting

    Value

    Select virtual disk format

    Thin Provision

    VM Storage Policy

    vSAN Default Storage Policy

    Datastore

    sfo01-m01-vsan01

  9. On the Select networks page, Under Destination Network, select sfo01-m01-vds01-management, and click Next.
  10. On the Customize template page, expand the different options, enter the following settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    DNS Server List

    172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

    Domain Search List

    sfo01.rainpole.local

    Default IPv4 Gateway

    172.16.11.253

    Hostname

    sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Network 1 IPv4 Address

    172.16.11.66

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

    Enable SSH

    Selected

    NTP Server List

    ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local, ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

    CLI "admin" User Password / enter

    compnsx_admin_password

    CLI "admin" User Password / confirm

    compnsx_admin_password

    CLI Privilege Mode Password / enter

    compnsx_priviledge_password

    CLI Privilege Mode Password / confirm

    compnsx_priviledge_password

    VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

    Selected

  11. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
  12. In the Navigator, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree, select the sfo01w01nsx01 virtual machine, and click the Power on button.