Transport zones indicate which hosts and VMs can use a particular network. A transport zone can span one or more host clusters.

As a vSphere administrator, you create the following transport zones:

  • An overlay transport zone that is used by the Supervisor Cluster Control Plane VMs.
  • A VLAN transport zone for the NSX Edge nodes to use for uplinks to the physical network.


  1. Log in to the NSX Manager.
  2. Select System > Fabric > Transport Zones > Add.
  3. Enter a name for the transport zone and optionally a description.
  4. Select a traffic type.
    You can select Overlay or VLAN.
    For example, create the following transport zones:
    • A VLAN transport zone with name VSK_TZ_VLAN and traffic type VLAN.
    • An overlay transport zone with name VSK_TZ_Overlay and traffic type Overlay.
  5. (Optional) Enter one or more uplink teaming policy names.
    The segments attached to the transport zones use these named teaming policies. If the segments do not find a matching named teaming policy, then the default uplink teaming policy is used.


The new transport zone appears on the Transport Zones page.