VMware NSX 6.4.1: Deploy and Configure


At first, we need to deploy the OVF appliance.

1 – Right Click on vCenter and Deploy OVF template.

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2 – Select the file OVF.

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3 – Select the name and location.

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4 – Select resources.

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5 – Review the details and  accept license agreements.

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6 – Select the datastore you want to deploy the appliance (For best practice select Thick provision disk format).

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7 – Select the network you want to manage the appliance.

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8 – Customize the template as DNS, NTP, IP address, gateway, password etc.

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9 – Review the summary and click finish.

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10 – After the deployment is finished, turn on the virtual appliance and login into the console, validate the configuration interface.

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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´.

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2 – Them configure Lookup Service URL (Platform service Controller) and vCenter Server information.

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3 – Them you make sure that the Networking and security icon appears on the home tab.

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Third, We can configure NSX Controller.

1- We just need IP pool addresses including the gateway.

Best Practice: Having three controllers is mandatory.

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Note: Same process to the others.

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Fourth, we need to exclude infrastructure virtual machine from the firewall protection.

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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.

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2 – Finally, we need to verify the cluster status.

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Sixth, Configure VXLAN Transport Parameters.

1 – Go to ´Installation and Upgrade´, them click on Host Preparation tab and click on CONFIGURE.

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2 – Configure the following parameters.

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If you have not configured IP Pool for the VXLAN, click on NEW IP POOL and configure it.

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3 – Verify the VXLAN configuration.

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4 – Configure the multicast address range for the VXLAN.

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4 – Now we can configure the transport zone.

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Now we are ready to use NSX 6.4!

Hoping you have enjoyed this post, see you next time.

 

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