Step5: Configure Edge Transport Node, Deploy NSX-T Edge VM & Create NSX Edge Cluster

Link for all Steps : 10 Steps to Deploy NSX-T

(Previous Step) Step 4 : Create Uplink Profile, Transport Node Profile & Configure Host Transport Node

There are two ways to Install an NSX Edge VM via the UI:

Option 1 – Install NSX-T Edge Node on ESXi using vSphere UI
Option 2 – Install NSX-T Edge Node on ESXi using NSX-T Manager UI – this article

 

1. System -> Fabric -> Nodes -> Edge Transport Nodes -> Add Edge Node

2. Enter the name, FQDN and select the “form factor”. Click Next:
Note: For production only medium and large size are supported.

3. Enter the “admin”, “root” and “audit” passwords and click Next:

4. Select the Compute Manager, Cluster, Host and Datastore, Click Next:

5. Select Static and enter the IP, DG and the “Port Group” as Management Interface. Specify the Domain Names, DNS and NTP Servers:

6. Select the Overlay Transport Zone. Select the Overlay N-VDS from the drop-down menu, uplink profile, IP Pool, DPDK fastpath interface and click ADD N-VDS, as shown in the screenshot below:

7. Select the first ToR N-VDS from the drop-down menu, uplink profile, DPDK fastpath interface as and click ADD N-VDS, as shown in the screenshot below:

8. Select the second ToR N-VDS from the drop-down menu, uplink profile, DPDK fastpath interface as and click ADD N-VDS, as shown in the screenshot below:

9. and now click on Finish to deploy EDGE Node

Edge VM deployment progress can also be monitored by logging on to the vCenter -> “Recent Tasks”

Monitor the “Configuration Status” tab and once complete the “Configuration Status” will then show “Success”

Follow the same steps for the Second ESG:

As we see below, we have now two NSX EDGE deployed :

To create EDGE Clusters, 

10. System -> Fabric -> Nodes -> Edge Clusters -> ADD:

11. Specify the name, “nsx-default-edge-high-availability-profile”, member type and select the Edge Appliance you would like to add and click right arrow:
Note: Select either the “Edge Node” from the “Member Type” drop-down menu or if the virtual machine is deployed in a public cloud environment, select Public Cloud Gateway.

 

Once completed you will see the Edge Cluster created as below:

 

This concludes the straightforward process of creating an NSX-T Edge Cluster successfully.

(Next Step) Step 6 : Create T1 Gateway, Configure Route Advertisement & Add Overlay Segments & VLAN Segments

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