Deploy the Controller VM to the vSphere Management network in your vSphere with Tanzu environment.
Install the Controller on your vSphere Management network.
- Verify that the NSX Advanced Load Balancer is able to communicate with the vCenter Server and the ESXi hosts over port 443. Typically this communication is over a vSphere Management network.
- Verify that you have a Management network on which to deploy the NSX Advanced Load Balancer. This can be a vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) or a vSphere Standard Switch (vSS).
- Verify that you have created a vDS switch and portgroup for Workload Management. See Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for a Supervisor Cluster for Use with HAProxy Load Balancer.
- Verify that you have completed the prerequisites. See System Requirements for Setting Up vSphere with Tanzu with vSphere Networking and NSX Advanced Load Balancer.
- Log in to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.
- Select the vCenter cluster that is designated for management components.
- Create a resource pool named AVI-LB.
- Right-click the resource pool and select Deploy OVF Template.
- Select Local File and click Upload Files.
- Browse to and select the
controller-VERSION.ovafile you downloaded as a prerequisite.
- Enter a name and select a folder for the Controller.
Option Description Virtual machine name avi-controller-1 Location for the virtual machine Datacenter
- Select the AVI-LB resource pool as a compute resource.
- Review the configuration details and click Next.
- Select a VM Storage Policy, such as vsanDatastore.
- Select the Management network, such as MGMT-VLAN1009.
- Customize the configuration as follows and click Next when you are done.
Option Description Management Interface IP Address Enter the IP address for the Controller VM, such as 10.999.17.51. Management Interface Subnet Mask Enter the subnet mask, such as 255.255.255.0. Default Gateway Enter the default gateway for the Management network, such as 10.199.17.235. Sysadmin login authentication key Paste the contents of a private key (optional).
- Review the deployment settings.
- Click Finish to complete the configuration.
- Use vSphere Client to monitor the provisioning of the Controller VM in the Tasks panel.
- Use vSphere Client to power on the Controller VM after it is deployed.