After you deploy the NSX-T Edge appliances in the shared edge and compute cluster, to connect them to the NSX-T Manager cluster, join them to the management plane.

Table 1. NSX Edge Nodes
Setting Value for sfo01wesg01 Value for sfo01wesg02
Name sfo01wesg01 sfo01wesg02
Port Groups sfo01-w-nvds01-management sfo01-w-nvds01-management
Primary IP Address


  1. Log in to the first NSX-T Manager node by using Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    Setting Value
    FQDN sfo01wnsx01a.sfo01.rainpole.local
    User name admin
    Password nsx_admin_password
  2. Retrieve the thumbprint ID of the certificate for the NSX-T Manager cluster by running and copying the output from this command.
    get certificate cluster thumbprint
  3. Log in to the first NSX-T Edge node by using Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    Setting Value
    FQDN sfo01wesg01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    User name admin
    Password edge_admin_password
  4. Join the NSX-T Edge node to the management plane by running the following command.
    join management-plane sfo01wnsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local thumbprint thumbprintid username admin
  5. Enter the password for the admin account.
  6. Repeat 3 to Step 5 on the sfo01wesg02.sfo01.rainpole.local NSX-T Edge appliance.