Create distributed port groups for each NSX Edge node uplink, Edge node TEP, management network, and shared storage.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have created a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to a data center.
  2. In the navigator, right-click the distributed switch and select Distributed Port Group > New Distributed Port Group.
  3. Create a port group for the NSX Edge uplink.
    For example, DPortGroup-EDGE-UPLINK.
  4. Configure VLAN Type as VLAN Trunking.
  5. From the Actions menu, select Distributed Port Group > Manage Distributed Port Groups.
  6. Select Teaming and failover and click Next.
  7. Configure active and standby uplinks.
    For example, active uplink is Uplink1 and standby uplink is Uplink2.
  8. Repeat steps 7–11 for the Edge node TEP, management network, and shared storage.
    For example, create the following port groups:
    Port group Name VLAN Type
    Edge node TEP DPortGroup-EDGE-TEP Configure VLAN Type as VLAN Trunking.

    Configure the active uplink as Uplink2 and the standby uplink as Uplink1.

    Note: The VLAN used for the Edge nodes TEP must be different than the VLAN used for ESXi TEP.
    Management DPortGroup-MGMT Configure VLAN Type as VLAN and enter the VLAN ID of the management network. For example, 1060.
    Shared storage or VSAN DPortGroup-VSAN Configure VLAN Type as VLAN and enter the VLAN ID. For example, 3082.
  9. (Optional) Create port groups for the following components:
    • vSphere vMotion
    • VM traffic

What to do next

Add hosts to the to the vSphere Distributed Switch. See Add Hosts to the vSphere Distributed Switch.