Before deleting the configured logical switches, disconnect them from the ESG nodes and assign them to a VLAN-backed port group until a secondary NSX manager role is assigned.

You temporarily migrate the ESG nodes on NSX logical switches to VLAN-backed distributed port groups to keep their connectivity and disconnect the virtual machines from the logical switches. You can reconnect these virtual machines to the logical switches after NSX is configured for cross vCenter Server operations.


  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. In the Networking and security inventory, click NSX Edges.
  3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select
  4. Click the lax01m01esg01 node and on the NSX Edges page, click the Configure tab.
  5. Click Interfaces, select the lax01m01udlr01 interface, to which the Universal Transit Network is connected, and click Edit.
  6. On the Edit interface dialog box, configure the settings and click Save.
    Setting ESG Node 1 - lax01m01esg01
    Name lax01m01udlr01
    Connected to lax01-m01-vds01-management
    Connectivity status Disconnected
  7. Repeat the step on the lax01m01esg02 ESG Node.