You can add one or more on-demand NSX load balancer components to the design canvas to configure vSphere machine component settings in the blueprint.

The network and security component settings that you add to the design canvas are derived from your NSX configuration and require that you have installed the NSX plug-in and run data collection for the NSX inventory for vSphere clusters. Network and security components are specific to NSX and are available for use with vSphere machine components only. For information about configuring NSX, see NSX Administration Guide.

The following rules apply to load balancer pools and VIP network settings in the blueprint:

  • If the pool network profile is NAT, the VIP network profile can be the same NAT network profile in the same NAT network profile.

  • If the pool network profile is routed, the VIP network profile can only be on the same routed network.

  • If the pool network profile is external, the VIP network profile can only be the same external network profile.

An NSX Edge resource is also created and load balancer details such as VIP, load-balanced tier, and configured services are recorded as properties of the Edge resource.