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


  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. 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 lax01w01nsx01
    Folder or data center lax01-m01fd-nsx
  5. On the Select Resource page, select the following values and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Cluster lax01-m01-mgmt01
  6. On the Review Details page, select the Accept extra configuration option check box 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 lax01-m01-vsan01
  9. On the Setup Networks page, under Destination, select lax01-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,
    Domain Search List lax01.rainpole.local
    Default IPv4 Gateway
    Hostname lax01w01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local
    Network 1 IPv4 Address
    Network 1 Netmask
    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
  11. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish.
  12. In the Navigator, expand the lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local control tree, select the lax01w01nsx01 virtual machine, and click Power on.
  13. Log out from the vCenter Server session in the vSphere Web Client.