You can add an NSX Edge virtual machine (VM) to the NSX-T Data Center fabric and proceed to configure it as an NSX Edge transport node VM.
- Log in to the NSX Manager.
- Select .
- Enter a name for the NSX Edge.
- Enter the host name or FQDN from vCenter Server.
- Select Large form factor.
- Enter the CLI and the root passwords for the NSX Edge. Your passwords must comply with the password strength restrictions.
- At least 12 characters.
- At least one lower-case letter.
- At least one upper-case letter.
- At least one digit.
- At least one special character.
- At least five different characters.
- Default password complexity rules are enforced by the Linux PAM module.
- Enter the NSX Edge details.
Option Description Compute Manager Select the compute manager from the drop-down menu. Cluster Select the cluster from drop-down menu. Datastore Select the shared datastore from the list.
- Configure the node settings.
Option Description IP Assignment Select Static.Enter the values for:
- Management IP: Enter the IP address on the same VLAN as the vCenter Server management network.
- Default gateway: The default gateway of the management network.
Management Interface Select the vSphere Distributed Switch port group on the same VLAN as the management network from the drop-down menu.
- Enter the domain name, DNS server IP address, and NTP Server IP addresses.
- Use the default name for the Edge Switch Name.
- Select the transport zones to which the transport node belongs.
Select both transport zones created previously.For example,
- Select the edge uplink profile created previously.
- Select Use IP Pool in IP Assignment.
- Select the edge TEP IP pool created previously.
- In the Teaming Policy Switch Mapping section, map all the uplinks to the edge uplink profiles created previously.
For example, for
- Click Finish.
- Repeat steps 10–16 for a second NSX Edge VM.
You can deploy both the NSX Edge VMs at the same time.
- View the connection status on the Edge Transport Nodes page.