After you deploy all three NSX-T Manager nodes, assign the virtual IP (VIP) address of the NSX-T Manager cluster and assign a certificate for the VIP address for trusted access to the user interface and API.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the user interface of the first NSX-T Manager appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01wnsx01a.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name admin
      Password nsx_admin_password
  2. Assign the virtual IP address to the NSX-T Manager cluster.
    1. In the Navigator, click System > Overview.
    2. Click Edit next to Virtual IP, enter 172.16.11.81, and click Save.
    3. When prompted click Refresh.
  3. Retrieve the ID of the certificate for the NSX-T Manager node.
    1. On the main navigation bar, click System.
    2. In the navigation pane, select Certificates.
    3. Click the ID value of the sfo01wnsx01 certificate and copy its value from the text box that appears.
  4. Log in to the Windows host that has access to your data center.
  5. Assign a certificate to the NSX-T Manager cluster.
    1. Start the Postman application in your Web browser and log in.
    2. On the Authorization tab, configure the following settings and click Update Request.

      Setting

      Value

      Type

      Basic Auth

      User name

      admin

      Password

      nsx_admin_password

    3. On the Headers tab, enter the following header details.

      Setting

      Value

      Key

      Content-Type

      Key Value

      application/xml

    4. In the request pane at the top, from the drop-down menu that contains the HTTP request methods, select POST, and in the URL text box, enter the following URL query.

      https://sfo01wnsx01a.sfo01.rainpole.local/api/v1/cluster/api-certificate?action=set_cluster_certificate&certificate_id=sfo01wnsx01_certificate_ID

      After the NSX-T Manager appliance sends a response back, on the  Body tab, you see a 202 Accepted status.