You migrate the VMkernel adapters and the idle physical adapter of the ESXi hosts configured as host transport nodes to the N-VDS instance which handles management and overlay traffic.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Compute NSX-T Manager appliance user interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01wnsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

       admin

      Password

       compnsx_admin_password

  2. Migrate the VMkernel adapters and physical adapters of the ESXi hosts in the workload domain to N-VDS.
    1. In the Navigator, click Fabric > Nodes.
    2. Click Transport Nodes and select the sfo01w02esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.
    3. Click Actions and select Migrate ESX VMkernel and physical adapters.
    4. Enter the following values and click Save.

      Setting

      Value

      Direction

      Migrate to Logical Switches

      Select N-VDS

      sfo01-w-nvds01

    5. Under Select VMkernel adapters to migrate, click Add for the following VMkernel adapters.

      VMkernel Adapters

      Logical Switches

      vmk0

      sfo01-w02-management

      vmk1

      sfo01-w02-nfs

      vmk2

      sfo01-w02-vmotion

    6. Repeat this step to migrate the remaining ESXi hosts adapters in the cluster.

    vmnic0 is migrated automatically to the N-VDS.

  3. Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w02vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client .
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  4. Verify that VMkernel adapters of the ESXi hosts are migrated to N-VDS.
    1. In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the sfo01w02vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Select the sfo01w02esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host .
    3. Click the Configure tab and click Networking > VMkernel adapters.
    4. Verify that every adapter has sfo01-w-nvds01 listed in the Switch column.
    5. Repeat this process to verify that all remaining ESXi hosts adapters are migrated to N-VDS.