If Region A becomes unavailable, you must prepare the network layer in Region B for a failover of the management applications. First change the role of the NSX Manager instance in Region B to primary to recreate the virtual network infrastructure in Region B.

You first disconnect the NSX Manager for the management cluster in Region B from the primary NSX Manager in Region A that is offline.

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. In the Networking and security inventory, click Installation and upgrade.
  3. On the Management tab, click the NSX Managers tab.
  4. Disconnect the NSX Manager instance for the management cluster in Region B from the primary NSX Manager instance in Region A.
    1. Select the IP address of the NSX Manager instance for Region B 172.17.11.65.
    2. From the Actions menu, select Disconnect from primary NSX Manager.
    3. In the Disconnect from Primary NSX Manager dialog box, click Yes.
      The operation sets the role of the NSX Manager instance to transit.
  5. Promote the NSX Manager for the management cluster in Region B to the primary role.
    1. From the Actions menu, select Assign primary role.
    2. In the Assign primary role dialog box, click Yes.