Link for all Steps : 10 Steps to Deploy NSX-T
(Previous Step) Step 1 : Deploy NSX-T Manager & Add Compute Manager
We are now going to focus on configuring the internal “Virtual IP” to provide fault tolerance and high availability to the NSX-T manager nodes.
- The failover of VIP to a new leader node might take a few minutes to become operational.
- The users must re-authenticate so that the API requests are targeted to the new leader node.
- The VIP does not serve as a load-balancer.
1. Click System -> Appliances -> SET Virtual IP:
2. Specify the IP Address as appropriate and click “Save”:
3. NSX-T Manager will take some time setup the VIP and will display the message as shown in the screenshot below:
4. Refresh the NSX-T UI by clicking the “Refresh” button
This concludes this step of configuring NSX-T Management Cluster virtual IP successfully.
5. Now, we follow our tutorial to add new node, Click on ADD NSX APPLIANCE:
6. Enter the hostname,IP address, DNS, NTP and select the form factor:
7. Specify the name, vSphere cluster, datastore and network details:
8. Enable SSH (if required), enter the cli and root password:
The status could now be monitored from the same screen, screenshot below showing deployment in progress:
You could also monitor the deployment from the vCenter’s Recent Tasks:
A successful deployment will show the “Management Cluster” as Stable, “Cluster Connectivity” as Up and “Repository Status” as Sync Complete, as shown in the screenshot below:
Note: VMware only supports a three node NSX-T Manager cluster, repeat the steps above for adding the third node.
This concludes this step of deploying additional NSX-T Manager nodes successfully.
(Next Step) Step 3 : Create IP Pools & Transport Zones