Deploy the three-node universal NSX Controller cluster in Region A for logical switching and routing in and across the clusters and regions in the SDDC after a failback.

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. Deploy the universal controller cluster in Region A.

    You deploy three NSX Controller nodes with the same configuration.

    1. In the Networking and security inventory, click Installation and upgrade.
    2. On the Management tab, click the NSX Controller nodes tab.
    3. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.16.11.65.
    4. Under Controller Nodes, click the Add icon.
    5. If you deploy the first NSX Controller node, in the Add Controller dialog box, configure the settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      Password

      mgmtnsx_controllers_password

      Confirm Password

      mgmtnsx_controllers_password

    6. In the Deployment & connectivity dialog box, configure the settings and click Finish.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      • sfo01m01nsxc01 for the first NSX Controller

      • sfo01m01nsxc02 for the second NSX Controller

      • sfo01m01nsxc03 for the third NSX Controller

      Datacenter

      sfo01-m01dc

      Cluster/Resource Pool

      sfo01-m01-mgmt01

      Datastore

      sfo01-m01-vsan01

      Folder

      sfo01-m01fd-nsx

      Connected To

      sfo01-m01-vds01-management

      IP Pool

      sfo01-mgmt01-nsxc01

    7. After the Status of the controller node that you are deploying changes to Connected, deploy the remaining two NSX Controller nodes sfo01m01nsxc02 and sfo01m01nsxc03.
  3. Synchronize the state of the newly deployed controllers by using the Update Controller State mechanism on the NSX Manager instance in Region B.

    An Update Controller State operation pushes the current VXLAN and universal distributed logical router configuration from NSX Manager to the NSX Controller cluster.

    1. In the Networking and security inventory, click Installation and Upgrade.
    2. On the Management tab, click the NSX Managers tab and select the 172.16.11.65 instance.
    3. From the Actions drop-down menu, select Update Controller state.
    4. In the Update Controller state dialog box, click Yes.
  4. Configure DRS anti-affinity rule for the deployed NSX Controller nodes.
    1. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-m01dc data center.
    2. Select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster.
    3. Click the Configure tab and under Configuration, select VM/Host rules.
    4. To create an anti-affinity rule, in the VM/Host rules list, click Add.
    5. In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, configure the settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      anti-affinity-rule-nsxc

      Enable rule

      Selected

      Type

      Separate Virtual Machines

      Members

      • sfo01m01nsxc01

      • sfo01m01nsxc02

      • sfo01m01nsxc03