Uplink profiles define the policies for the links from ESXi hosts to NSX-T segments or from NSX Edge nodes to top of rack switches. During network contention Network I/O Control allocates bandwidth to a system traffic type according to priority of the traffic.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the user interface of NSX-T Manager.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01wnsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name  admin
      Password  compnsx_admin_password
  2. On the main navigation bar, click System.
  3. In the navigation pane, select Fabric > Profiles.
  4. To define policies for the links between the ESXi hosts and segments and between NSX-T Edge nodes and top of rack switches, create uplink profiles.
    1. On the Profiles page, click the Uplink Profiles tab and click Add.
    2. On the New Uplink Profile page, enter the following values and click Add.

      Name

      Teaming - Teaming Policy

      Teaming - Active Uplinks

      Transport VLAN

      MTU

      esxi-w02-uplink-profile

      Load Balance Source

      uplink-1,uplink-2

      1644

      9000

      sfo01-w-overlay-profile

      Failover Order

      uplink-1

      1649

      9000

      sfo01-w-uplink01-profile

      Failover Order

      uplink-1

      1647

      9000

      sfo01-w-uplink02-profile

      Failover Order

      uplink-1

      1648

      9000

  5. In the esxi-w02-uplink-profile profile, create two teaming policies for ECMP uplinks.
    1. On the Uplink Profiles tab, select the esxi-w02-uplink-profile profile and click Edit.
    2. In the Edit Uplink Profile dialog box, under Teamings, click the Add button, enter the following information, and click Save.

      Name

      Teaming Policy

      Active Uplinks

      Uplink01

      Failover Order

      uplink-1

      Uplink02

      Failover Order

      uplink-2

  6. Include the new teaming policies in the transport zone.
    1. Navigate to Fabric > Transport Zones, select sfo01-esxi-vlan and click Edit.
    2. In the Edit Transport Zone dialog box, add Uplink01 and Uplink02 to Uplink Teaming Policy Names and click Save.
  7. Create a Network I/O Control profile for allocating network bandwidth to system traffic and virtual machine traffic in the workload domains.
    1. On the Profiles page, click the NIOC Profiles tab and click Add.
    2. On the New NIOC Profile page, enter the following values.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      sfo01-w-nioc-profile

      Status

      Enabled

    3. Modify the Host Infra Traffic Resource shares and click Add.

      Traffic Type / Traffic Name

      Shares

      Fault Tolerance (FT) Traffic

      25

      vSphere Replication (VR) Traffic

      25

      iSCSI Traffic

      25

      Management Traffic

      50

      NFS Traffic

      25

      vSphere Data Protection Backup Traffic

      25

      Virtual Machine Traffic

      100

      vMotion Traffic

      25

      vSAN Traffic

      100