To enable cross-vCenter NSX networking, configure the NSX Manager in Region B as a secondary. You perform this operation from the primary NSX Manager which is in Region A. You join the management cluster in Region B to the universal transport zone from the local vCenter Server.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Settings Value
    URL https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. Change the Segment ID allocation.
    1. In the Networking and security inventory, click Installation and upgrade, and click the Logical network settings tab.
    2. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.17.11.65.
    3. In the Segment IDs section, click Edit.
    4. In the Edit Segment ID Settings dialog box, remove Universal Segment ID pool values, deselect Universal Multicast addressing, enter the following settings, and click Save.
      Setting Value
      Segment ID pool 6000-6200
      Multicast addressing On
      Multicast addresses 239.5.0.0-239.5.255.255
      Universal Segment ID pool -
      Universal Multicast addressing Off
      Universal Multicast addresses -
      Important: Ensure that the Segment ID pool does not overlap with the Segment ID pool of the NSX Manager in Region A.
  3. Remove the primary role from the Management NSX Manager in Region B
    1. On the Installation and upgrade page, click the Management tab.
    2. Select the lax01m01nsx01 NSX Manager for Region B and, from the Actions drop-down menu, select Remove primary role.
      On the Remove primary role confirmation dialog box, click Yes. The operation sets the role of the NSX Manager instance to Transit.
  4. Assign the secondary role to the Management NSX Manager in Region B.
    1. On the Installation and upgrade page, click the Management tab.
    2. Select the sfo01m01nsx01 NSX Manager for Region A and, from the Actions drop-down menu, select Add secondary manager.
    3. In the New secondary manager dialog box, configure the settings and click Add.
      Setting Value
      Primary NSX Manager sfo01m01nsx01
      NSX Manager lax01m01nsx01
      User name admin
      Password mgmtnsx_admin_password
      Confirm password mgmtnsx_admin_password
    4. In the Thumbprint confirmation dialog box, click Accept.

      The operation sets the role of the management NSX Manager in Region B to Secondary.

  5. Verify that Universal Logical Switches are visible in Region B.
    1. On the Installation and upgrade page, click the Logical switches tab.
    2. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select the 172.17.11.65 NSX Manager instance for Region B.
    3. Verify that Universal Logical Switches are visible in the Logical switches page.