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.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have created transport zones, edge uplink profile, and edge TEP IP pool.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the NSX Manager.
  2. Select System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Transport Nodes > Add Edge VM.
  3. Enter a name for the NSX Edge.
  4. Enter the host name or FQDN from vCenter Server.
  5. Select Large form factor.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Enter the domain name, DNS server IP address, and NTP Server IP addresses.
  10. Use the default name for the Edge Switch Name.
  11. Select the transport zones to which the transport node belongs.
    Select both transport zones created previously.
    For example, VSK_TZ_OVERLAY and VSK_TZ_VLAN.
  12. Select the edge uplink profile created previously.
    For example, VSK_EDGE_UPLINK_PROFILE.
  13. Select Use IP Pool in IP Assignment.
  14. Select the edge TEP IP pool created previously.
    For example, VSK_EDGE_TEP_POOL.
  15. In the Teaming Policy Switch Mapping section, map all the uplinks to the edge uplink profiles created previously.
    For example, for Uplink1, select VSK_EDGE_LEFT_UPLINK and for Uplink2, select VSK_EDGE_RIGHT_UPLINK.
  16. Click Finish.
  17. Repeat steps 10–16 for a second NSX Edge VM.
    You can deploy both the NSX Edge VMs at the same time.
  18. View the connection status on the Edge Transport Nodes page.