In VMware Cloud Foundation, to provide tenant workloads with routing, services, and connectivity to networks that are external to the workload domain, deploy a pair of NSX-T Edge nodes in each availability zone.

You repeat this procedure to deploy four NSX-T Edge nodes.

Table 1. NSX-T Edge Nodes

Setting

Value for sfo01wesg01

Value for sfo01wesg02

Value for sfo02wesg01

Value for sfo02wesg02

Network 3

sfo01-w-nvds01-uplink02

sfo01-w-nvds01-uplink02

sfo02-w-nvds01-uplink02

sfo02-w-nvds01-uplink02

Network 2

sfo01-w-nvds01-uplink01

sfo01-w-nvds01-uplink01

sfo02-w-nvds01-uplink01

sfo02-w-nvds01-uplink01

Network 1

sfo-w-overlay

sfo-w-overlay

sfo-w-overlay

sfo-w-overlay

Network 0

ls-sfo01w01vc01-shared01-management

ls-sfo01w01vc01-shared01-management

sfo02-w-nvds01-management

sfo02-w-nvds01-management

Management IP address

172.16.41.21

172.16.41.22

172.16.61.21

172.16.61.22

Default gateway

172.16.41.253

172.16.41.253

172.16.61.253

172.16.61.253

Prerequisites

Download the .ova file for the NSX-T Edge 2.5 appliance for VMWare ESXi from My VMware.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Hosts and Clusters inventory, expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-w01dc data center.
  3. Expand the sfo01-w01-shared01 cluster.
  4. Right-click the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-edge resource pool and select Deploy OVF template.
  5. On the Deploy OVF template page, navigate to the .ova file of the NSX-T Edge appliance and click Next
  6. On the Select name and folder page, configure the settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    sfo01wesg01

    Folder or data center

    sfo01-w01fd-nsx

  7. On the Select a compute resource page, select the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-edge resource pool and click Next.
  8. On the Configuration page, select Medium and click Next.
  9. On the Select storage page, select sfo-w01-vsan and click Next.
  10. On the Select networks page, configure the settings and click Next.

    Source Network

    Destination Network

    Network 3

    sfo01-w-nvds01-uplink02

    Network 2

    sfo01-w-nvds01-uplink01

    Network 1

    sfo-w-overlay

    Network 0

    sfo01-w-nvds01-management

  11. On the Customize template page, configure the settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    System Root User Password / Confirm Password

    nsx_edge_root_password

    CLI "admin" User Password / Confirm Password

    nsx_edge_admin_password

    CLI "audit" User Password / Confirm Password

    nsx_edge_audit_password

    Hostname

    sfo01wesg01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Default IPv4 Gateway

    172.16.41.253

    Management Network IPv4 Address

    172.16.41.21

    Management Network Netmask

    255.255.255.0

    DNS Server List

    • 172.16.11.5

    • 172.16.11.4

    Domain Search List

    sfo01.rainpole.local

    NTP Server List

    ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Enable SSH

    Selected

    Allow root SSH login

    Deselected

  12. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
  13. After the deployment finishes, power on the NSX-T Edge appliance.
    1. In the VMs and Templates inventory, expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Expand the sfo01-w01fd-nsx folder, right-click the sfo01wesg01 virtual machine, and select Power > Power On.
  14. Repeat this procedure to deploy the other NSX-T Edge appliances.