For each vCenter Server, consolidated instance, you create three logical switches for each business group which simulate networks for the web, database, and application tiers.

You repeat this procedure six times to create six logical switches.

Table 1. Logical Switch Names and Descriptions

Logical Switch Name

Description

Primary IP Address

Production-Web-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Web tier of the Production Business Group

172.18.20.1

Production-DB-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Database tier of the Production Business Group

172.18.21.1

Production-App-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Application tier of the Production Business Group

172.18.22.1

Development-Web-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Web tier of the Development Business Group

172.18.23.1

Development-DB-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Database tier of the Development Business Group

172.18.24.1

Development-App-VXLAN

Logical switch for the Application tier of the Development Business Group

172.18.25.1

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. Create a logical switch.
    1. Click Networking & Security.
    2. In the Navigator, select Logical Switches.
    3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.18.11.65 as the NSX Manager.
    4. Click the New Logical Switch icon.

      The New Logical Switch dialog box appears.

    5. In the New Logical Switch dialog box, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      Production-Web-VXLAN

      Description

      Logical switch for Web tier of Production Business Group

      Transport Zone

      NYC01 Transport Zone

      Replication Mode

      Hybrid

      Enable IP Discovery

      Selected

      Enable MAC Learning

      Deselected

  3. Repeat the Step 2 step to create the remaining logical switches.
  4. Connect the logical switches to the NSX distributed logical router to enable routing.
    1. Click Networking & Security.
    2. In the Navigator, select NSX Edges.
    3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.18.11.65.
    4. Double-click the nyc01r01dlr01 logical router.
    5. Click Manage > Settings > Interfaces.
    6. Click the Add icon. In the Add Logical Router Interface window, type in the following settings.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      Production-Web-VXLAN

      Type

      Internal

      Connected To

      Production-Web-VXLAN

      Primary IP Address

      172.18.20.1

      Subnet Prefix Length

      24

      MTU

      9000

    7. Click OK to save the configuration.
  5. Repeat the Step 4 step to enable routing for the remaining logical switches.