Prepare Host Transport Nodes

Hi, In my previous post, I

In the NSX-T. Now, I want To Prepare Host Transport Nodes.

1- Go to the system –> Nodes –> Managed by –> select your vCenter –> Select Your host –> Configure NSX

2- Check your Name and IP address is ok.

3- I want to use VDS, choose my VDS switch name Dswitch-A, select two transport zone profiles that were created in the previous post, and select an uplink profile for the Host that we created in the older post. For the IP TEP assignment, select IP POOL, and select Host-TEP-IP-Pool.

In our Uplink Profile, we selected two NICs, here we must select which uplink must be mapped to the uplink profile. Mu ESXi host has three uplinks, I choose uplinks 2 and 3.

4- Second Host, check your Name and IP address is ok.

5- NSX Configuration must be in Success mode.

Finish 🙂

Add Transport Zones

Hi, In my previous post, I

In the NSX-T. Now, I want to add Transport Zones.

1- Go to the system –> Transport Zones –> Transport Zones –> Add Zone

2- Create a Transport Zone for Overlay Traffic

3- Create a Transport Zone for VLAN Traffic

Finish 🙂

Add Uplink Profiles

Hi, In my previous post, I

In the NSX-T. Now, I want to add Uplink Profiles.

1- Go to the system –> Profiles –> Uplink Profiles –> Add Profile

2- I create a profile for Edge Transport Overlay with a single NIC

Note: I set VLAN 70 on this profile. Because I used to create a Trunk Port Group for Traffic Overlay. If you create a VLAN port group for overlay Traffic, you can set VLAN here to 0.

3- I create another profile for Edge VLAN with Two NICs.

Note: I set Transport VLAN 0 Because we create a VLAN profile, we don’t use it for overlay traffic, and we don’t need to set any VLAN.

4- I create a profile for Host VLAN and vtep with two NICs.

Note: I set VLAN 50 for overlay Traffic Because my port group is in Trunk mode.

Finish 🙂

Add IP Address Pools

Hi, In my previous post, I

To the NSX-T Cluster. Now, I want to add an IP address pool.

1- Go to the Networking–> IP address pool–> Add IP address Pool

2- Add Edge-TEP-IP-POOL first, Enter the name of the pool, Click on Set and choose IP Range

3- Set Your IP range, CIDR, DNS, and Gateway

4- Apply

5- Add Host-TEP-IP-Pool, Enter the name of the pool, Click on Set and choose IP Range

6- Set Your IP range, CIDR, DNS, and Gateway

7- Apply

8- Save

9- check the status, must be Success

Finish 🙂

Add third NSX-T Appliance

Hi, In my previous post, I

Installed NSX-T
Add Compute manager

Add the Second NSX-T Manager appliance

Today, I want to add a third NSX-T Manager Appliance to the NSX-T Cluster.

1- Go to the System –> Appliances –> Add NSX Appliance

2- Enter the name of the Appliance and IP information

Note: you must select Node size like your first appliance.

3- Select vCenter and Cluster and Your storage

4- Enable SSH and Enter your password

5- Install Appliance

Finish 🙂

Add Second NSX-T Appliance

Hi, In my previous post, I

Installed NSX-T
Add Compute manager
Today, I want to add a Second NSX-T Manager Appliance to the NSX-T Cluster.

1- Go to the System –> Appliances –> Add NSX Appliance

2- Enter the name of the Appliance and IP information

Note: you must select Node size like your first appliance.

3- Select vCenter and Cluster and Your storage

4- Enable SSH and Enter your password

5- Install Appliance

Finish 🙂

Add Compute Manager to NSX-T

Hi, We installed NSX-T in the previous post, before we can add other NSX-T in the cluster, we need to add compute manager into the NSX-T manager.

1- Login to the NSX-T portal

https://NSX-T_IP_Address

2- go to the System –> Fabric –> Compute Manager –> Add Compute Manager

3- Enter vCenter information

Note: The options “Create Service Account” and “Enable Trust” is required when you would like to prepare an NSX-T Cluster with vSphere Lifecycle Manager.

Finish 🙂

Install NSX-T

Hi, Today I want to install NSX-T 3.2.1.1.

You can download the latest version from vmware.com.

1- Select NSX-T ova from your local drive

2- Select a name and folder

3- Select a compute resource

4-Review details

Note: You can’t take a snapshot or clone from this machine. Because snapshot.maxsnapshots=0.

5- Select a deployment configuration

6- Select storage

7- Select networks

8- Customize the template

9- Finish

10- You can open the console from https://nsx-mgr-a1.khoshraftar.com or https://your_IP_address

Finish 🙂

NSX-T

Hi, In my previous post, you saw How we could make an NSX Home LAB, in this post I show you a comprehensive picture of how I want to do that.

1- How to make NSX-T Home LAB?

  • Physical Network Design
  • IP and VLAN Design
  • DC
  • vCenter
  • ESXi Host

2- How to install NSX-T

3- Add Compute Manager

4- Add Second NSX-T Appliance to the cluster

5- Add Third NSX-T Appliance to the cluster

6-Set NSX-T Manager Virtual IP address

7- Add IP Address Pool

8- Add Uplink Profiles

9- Add Transport Zones

10- Prepare Host Transport Nodes

11- Add Segment

12- Install NSX Edge1

13- Install NSX Edge2

14- Add Edge Cluster

15- Add Tier-1 Gateways

16- Add Tier-0 Gateways

Finish 🙂