At first, we need to deploy the OVF appliance.
1 – Right Click on vCenter and Deploy OVF template.
2 – Select the file OVF.
3 – Select the name and location.
4 – Select resources.
5 – Review the details and accept license agreements.
6 – Select the datastore you want to deploy the appliance (For best practice select Thick provision disk format).
7 – Select the network you want to manage the appliance.
8 – Customize the template as DNS, NTP, IP address, gateway, password etc.
9 – Review the summary and click finish.
10 – After the deployment is finished, turn on the virtual appliance and login into the console, validate the configuration interface.
Second, Now we are ready to connect NSX to vCenter Server.
1 – Connect to the NSX GUI by opening a web browser and navigating to the NSX Manager IP address and go to ´Manage vCenter registration´.
2 – Them configure Lookup Service URL (Platform service Controller) and vCenter Server information.
3 – Them you make sure that the Networking and security icon appears on the home tab.
Third, We can configure NSX Controller.
1- We just need IP pool addresses including the gateway.
Best Practice: Having three controllers is mandatory.
Note: Same process to the others.
Fourth, we need to exclude infrastructure virtual machine from the firewall protection.
This case: vCenter Server, Platform Service Controller, vCloud Director and so on.
Fifth, we are ready to prepare host cluster for NSX.
1 – Go to ´Installation and Upgrade´, them click on Host Preparation tab and click on Install.
2 – Finally, we need to verify the cluster status.
Sixth, Configure VXLAN Transport Parameters.
1 – Go to ´Installation and Upgrade´, them click on Host Preparation tab and click on CONFIGURE.
2 – Configure the following parameters.
If you have not configured IP Pool for the VXLAN, click on NEW IP POOL and configure it.
3 – Verify the VXLAN configuration.
4 – Configure the multicast address range for the VXLAN.
4 – Now we can configure the transport zone.
Now we are ready to use NSX 6.4!
Hoping you have enjoyed this post, see you next time.