You can add an NSX Edge virtual machine (VM) to the NSX fabric and proceed to configure it as an NSX Edge transport node VM.


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


  1. Log in to the NSX Manager.
  2. Select System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Transport Nodes > Add Edge VM.
  3. In Name and Description, enter a name for the NSX Edge.
    For example, nsx-edge-1
  4. Enter the host name or FQDN from vCenter Server.
    For example,
  5. Select Large form factor.
  6. In Credentials, 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. Enable Allow SSH Login for CLI and Root credentials.
  8. In Configure Deployment, configure the following properties:
    Option Description
    Compute Manager Select the compute manager from the drop-down menu.

    For example, select vCenter.

    Cluster Select the cluster from drop-down menu.

    For example, select Compute-Cluster.

    Datastore Select the shared datastore from the list.

    For example, vsanDatastore.

  9. 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.

      For example,

    • Default gateway: The default gateway of the management network.

      For example,

    Management Interface Click Select interface, and select the vSphere Distributed Switch port group on the same VLAN as the management network from the drop-down menu that you created previously.

    For example, DPortGroup-MGMT.

  10. In Configure NSX, click Add Switch to configure the switch properties.
  11. Use the default name for the Edge Switch Name.
    For example, nvds1.
  12. Select the transport zone to which the transport node belongs.
    Select the overlay transport zones created previously.
    For example, nsx-overlay-transportzone.
  13. Select the edge uplink profile created previously.
    For example, EDGE-UPLINK-PROFILE.
  14. Select Use IP Pool in IP Assignment.
  15. Select the edge TEP IP pool created previously.
    For example, EDGE-TEP-IP-POOL.
  16. In the Teaming Policy Switch Mapping section, the uplink to the edge uplink profiles created previously.
    For example, for Uplink1, select DPortGroup-EDGE-TEP.
  17. Repeat steps 10-16, to add a new switch.
    For example, configure the following values:
    Property Value
    Edge Switch Name nvds2
    Transport Zone nsx-vlan-transportzone
    Edge uplink profile EDGE-UPLINK-PROFILE
    Teaming Policy Switch Mapping DPortGroup-EDGE-UPLINK
  18. Click Finish.
  19. Repeat steps 2–18 for a second NSX Edge VM.
  20. View the connection status on the Edge Transport Nodes page.