Ensure that network access between vCenter Server and NSX is not blocked by excluding vCenter Server from all your distributed firewall rules.


  1. Log in to 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. In the Navigator pane, click Networking & Security.
  3. Click Firewall Settings and select the Exclustion List tab.
  4. Select from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. Add lax01w01vc01 to the Selected Objects list, and click OK.