For each vCenter Server compute instance, you create three logical switches for each business group which simulate networks for the web, database, and application tiers.

You repeat this procedure six times to create six logical switches. The "Logical Switch Names and Descriptions" table lists the logical switch names, and the business group and tier to which you assign each switch.

Logical Switch Names and Descriptions

Logical Switch Name

Description

Production-Web-VXLAN

Logical switch for Web tier of Production Business Group

Production-DB-VXLAN

Logical switch for Database tier of Production Business Group

Production-App-VXLAN

Logical switch for Application tier of Production Business Group

Development-Web-VXLAN

Logical switch for Web tier of Development Business Group

Development-DB-VXLAN

Logical switch for Database tier of Development Business Group

Development-App-VXLAN

Logical switch for Application tier of Development Business Group

1

Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

Create a logical switch.

a

Click Networking & Security.

b

In the Navigator, select Logical Switches.

c

From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select 172.16.11.66 as the NSX Manager.

d

Click the New Logical Switch icon.

The New Logical Switch dialog box appears.

e

In the New Logical Switch dialog box, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Name

Production-Web-VXLAN

Description

Logical switch for Web tier of Production Business Group

Transport Zone

Comp Universal Transport Zone

Replication Mode

Hybrid

Enable IP Discovery

Selected

Enable MAC Learning

Deselected


3

Repeat this procedure to create the remaining logical switches.