Part-1 : VMWare NSX T Manager Installation and Initial Configuration

 

 

Pre-requisites

Below are the pre-requisites for deploying NSX Manager.

  • Necessary resources to deploy NSX-Manager appliance on vCenter
  • Port group for Management network. Better to keep on same network as vCenter
  • 3 Free IP’s for NSX Managers. This blog we will deploy only one appliance.
  • NSX Licenses and media ova file downloaded from vmware website.
  • Create DNS A record for NSX-Manager Hostnames.

Login to vCenter – Right click on cluster name – Deploy OVF Template

Select local file – browse the OVA file for NSX Unified appliance – Next


Provide the Name for the VM and click Next


Click Next


Select Medium and Next . with small some of the services will not work. always use medium or Large

 

Select the datastore and click next.


Select the network port group and click next


Provide the password and details.


Provide the hostname, role and ip details

NSX Manager has 3 roles as seen below.


Provide the DNS and NTP server details and click next


Review and click finish


As seen below the NSX Manager will be deployed in 5-10 Mins max.


Once it is deployed successfully – power on – wait for at least 15 mins for all the services to come up..

Once the services are up it will show login prompt – at this point wait for 10 more minutes as backend services needs to start particularly the web portal related services.


once done, try to login using putty


Login to NSX manager using the https://fqdn. if you need availability for NSX managers deploy 3 appliances in same way and create cluster.


Click on networking and see that the page is accessible.

Hope this post is useful. we will configure the appliance in next post.

Siva Sankar

Siva Sankar works as Solution Architect in Abu Dhabi with primary focus on SDDC, Automation,Network Virtualization, Digital Workspace, VDI, HCI and Virtualization products from VMWare, Citrix and Microsoft.

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