Deploy a load balancer for use by management applications connected to the application virtual network Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN.

1

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

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

Under Inventories, click Networking Security.

3

In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.

4

Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.

5

Click the Add icon to create a new NSX Edge.

6

On the Name and Description page, enter the following settings, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Install Type

Edge Services Gateway

Name

LAXMGMT-LB01

Deploy NSX Edge

Selected

Enable High Availability

Selected


7

On the Settings page, enter the following settings, and clickNext.

Setting

Value

User Name

admin

Password

edge_admin_password

Enable SSH access

Selected

Enable FIPS mode

Deselected

Enable auto rule generation

Selected

Edge Control Level logging

INFO

8

On the Configure Deployment page, perform the following configuration steps, and click Next.

a

Select LAX01 from the Datacenter drop-down menu.

b

Select the Large radio button to specify the Appliance Size.

c

Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Perform twice to add two NSX Edge appliances with the same settings.

Setting

Value

Resource pool

LAX01-Mgmt01

Datastore

LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

Folder

NSX51


9

On the Configure Interfaces page, click the Add icon to configure the OneArmLB interface, enter the following settings, clickOK, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Name

OneArmLB

Type

Internal

Connected To

Mgmt-xRegion01-VXLAN

Connectivity Status

Connected

Primary IP Address

192.168.11.2

Subnet Prefix Length

24

MTU

9000

Send ICMP Redirect

Selected


10

On the Default Gateway Settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Gateway IP

192.168.11.1

MTU

9000


11

On the Firewall and HA page, select the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

Configure Firewall default policy

Selected

Default Traffic Policy

Accept

Logging

Disable

vNIC

any

Declare Dead Time

15

12

On the Ready to Complete page, review the configuration settings you entered and clickFinish.

13

Enable HA logging.

a

In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.

b

Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.

c

Double-click the device labeled LAXMGMT-LB01.

d

Click the Manage tab and click the Settings tab.

e

Click Change in the HA Configuration window.

f

Select the Enable Logging checkbox and click OK.

14

Disconnect the Load Balancer after the deployment.

a

In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.

b

Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.

c

Double-click the LAXMGMT-LB01 device.

d

Click theManage tab and click the Settings tab.

e

Click Interfaces, select the OneArmLB virtualized Network Interface Card (vNIC), and click Edit.

f

In the Edit NSX Edge Interface dialog box, select Disconnected as Connectivity Status.

15

Enable the Load Balancer service.

a

In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.

b

Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.

c

Double-click the LAXMGMT-LB01 device.

d

Click the Manage tab and click the Load Balancer tab.

e

Select Global Configuration and click Edit.

f

In the Edit Load Balancer Global Configuration dialog box, select Enable Load Balancer and click OK.