Deploy the NSX Manager appliance from the OVA file.


  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. In the Navigator, expand the entire lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Right-click the lax01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, click the Browse button, select the VMware NSX Manager .ova file, and click Next.
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter the following settings and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Name lax01m01nsx01
    Select a data center or folder lax01-m01fd-nsx
  6. On the Select a resource page, select the following values and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Cluster lax01-m01-mgmt01
  7. On the Review details page, click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, click Accept and click Next.
  9. 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
  10. On the Setup networks page, under Destination Network, select lax01-m01-vds01-management and click Next.
  11. On the Customize template page, expand all options, enter the following settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    DNS Server List,
    Domain Search List lax01.rainpole.local
    Default IPv4 Gateway
    Hostname lax01m01nsx01.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 mgmtnsx_admin_password
    CLI "admin" User Password / confirm mgmtnsx_admin_password
    CLI uicontrol Mode Password / enter mgmtnsx_priviledge_password
    CLI uicontrol Mode Password / confirm mgmtnsx_priviledge_password
    VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program Selected
  12. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish
  13. After the deployment completes, expand the entire lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree, select the virtual machine lax01m01nsx01, and click Power on.