Before you deploy the NSX Components of the Management Cluster, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment.

IP Addresses and Host Names

Verify that static IP addresses and FQDNs for the management networks are available for the SDDC deployment.

Allocate static IP addresses and FQDNs for the NSX Manager, NSX Controller nodes, and components.

Table 1. Network Names for SDDC Components

NSX Manager Region A

Network

NSX Manager

sfo01-m01-vds01-management

NSX Controllers

sfo01-m01-vds01-management

Table 2. IP Addresses and Host Names for the NSX Components in Region A

Role

IP Address

FQDN

NSX Manager

172.16.11.65

sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

NSX Controller Nodes

172.16.11.118

sfo01m01nsxc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.119

sfo01m01nsxc02.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.120

sfo01m01nsxc03.sfo01.rainpole.local

Edge Services Gateway 01

172.27.11.2

sfo01m01esg01.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.27.12.3

192.168.10.1

Edge Services Gateway 02

172.27.11.3

sfo01m01esg02.sfo01.rainpole.local

172.27.12.2

192.168.10.2

Universal Distributed Logical Router

192.168.10.3

sfo01m01udlr01.sfo01.rainpole.local

192.168.11.1

192.168.31.1

Application Load Balancer

192.168.11.2

sfo01m01lb01.sfo01.rainpole.local

PSC Load Balancer

172.16.11.71

sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

-

DNS

172.16.11.5

-

172.16.11.4

Gateway

172.16.11.253

-

NTP servers

  • 172.16.11.251

  • 172.16.11.252

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites for the deployment of NSX Manager and Components.

Prerequisite

Value

Storage

  • Virtual disk provisioning.

    • Thin

  • Required storage per NSX Manager:

    • Initial storage for the NSX Manager: 60 GB

  • Required storage per NSX Controller nodes and Components:

    • Storage requirement: 240 GB

Software Features

  • Verify that management vCenter Server is operational.

Installation Package

  • Download the .iso file for the NSX Manager.

License

  • Verify that you have obtained NSX license with a quantity that satisfies the requirements of this design.

Active Directory

  • Verify that you have a parent active directory with the SDDC user roles configured for the rainpole.local domain.

svc-nsxmanager(User Role)

Certificate Authority

  • Configure the root Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment.

  • Download the CertGenVVD tool and generate the signed certificate for the NSX Manager. See the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation.