Assign a domain service account for use by NSX to access the vCenter Server Administrator role. Deploy the NSX Manager appliance from the OVF file.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.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, click Administration and click Global Permissions.
  3. Click the Manage tab and click the Add permission icon.
  4. In the Global Permission Root - Add Permission dialog box, click Add.
  5. In the Select Users/Groups dialog box, select RAINPOLE.LOCAL from the Domain drop-down menu.
  6. In the search box, enter svc-nsxmanager and press Enter.
  7. Select svc-nsxmanager and click Add. Click OK to return to the Global Permission Root - Add Permission window.
  8. Assigned Role Administrator, Click OK to give the svc-nsxmanager account vCenter administrative privileges.
  9. Click the Home icon and select Hosts and Clusters.
  10. Expand the entire nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local control tree.
  11. Right-click the nyc01-sddc-mgmt resource pool and click Deploy OVF Template.
  12. On the Select template page, click the Browse button, select the VMware NSX Manager .ova file, and click Next
  13. On the Select name and location page, enter the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    nyc01r01nsx01

    Select a data center or folder

    nyc01-r01fd-nsx

  14. On the Select a resource page, select the following values and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Cluster

    nyc01-r01-robo01

    Resource Pool

    nyc01-sddc-mgmt

  15. On the Review details page, click Next.
  16. On the Accept license agreements page, click Accept and click Next.
  17. 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

    nyc01-r01-vsan01

  18. On the Select networks page, under Destination Network, select nyc01-r01-vds01-management and click Next.
  19. On the Customize template page, expand the different options, enter the following settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    DNS Server List

    172.18.11.4,172.16.11.4

    Domain Search List

    rainpole.local

    Default IPv4 Gateway

    172.18.11.253

    Hostname

    nyc01r01nsx01.rainpole.local

    Network 1 IPv4 Address

    172.18.11.65

    Network 1 Netmask

    255.255.255.0

    Enable SSH

    Selected

    NTP Server List

    ntp.rainpole.local

    CLI "admin" User Password / enter

    nyc01nsx_admin_password

    CLI "admin" User Password / confirm

    nyc01nsx_admin_password

    CLI Privilege Mode Password / enter

    nyc01nsx_privilege_password

    CLI Privilege Mode Password / confirm

    nyc01nsx_privilege_password

    VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

    Selected

  20. On the Ready to complete page, review your configuration and click Finish.
  21. After the deployment completes, expand the entire nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local tree, select the nyc01r01nsx01 virtual machine, and click the Power on button.