You must first deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance. After the NSX Manager is successfully deployed you must connect it to the Compute vCenter Server instance.

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

Open the Deploy OVF Template wizard.

a

In the Navigator, expand the entire mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local tree.

b

Right-click the LAX01-Mgmt01 cluster, and click Deploy OVF Template.

3

Use the Deploy OVF Template wizard to deploy the NSX Manager virtual appliance.

a

On the Select Source page, click the Browse button, select the VMware NSX Manager .ova file, and click Next

b

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

Setting

Value

Name

comp01nsxm51

Folder or Datacenter

NSX51

c

On the Select Resource page, select the following values, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Datacenter

LAX01

Cluster

LAX01-Mgmt01

d

On the Review Details page, select the Accept extra configuration option check box, and click Next.

e

On the Accept License Agreements page, click Accept, and click Next.

f

On the Select Storage page, enter the following settings and click Next.

Setting

Value

VM Storage Policy

vSAN Default Storage Policy

Datastore

LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

g

On the Setup Networks page, under Destination, select vDS-Mgmt-Management, and click Next.

h

On the Customize Template page, expand the different options, enter the following settings, and click Next.

Setting

Value

DNS Server List

172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

Domain Search List

lax01.rainpole.local

Default IPv4 Gateway

172.17.11.253

Hostname

comp01nsxm51.lax01.rainpole.local

Network 1 IPv4 Address

172.17.11.66

Network 1 Netmask

255.255.255.0

Enable SSH

Selected

NTP Server List

ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

CLI "admin" User Password / enter

compnsx_admin_password

CLI "admin" User Password / confirm

compnsx_admin_password

CLI Privilege Mode Password / enter

compnsx_privilege_password

CLI Privilege Mode Password / confirm

compnsx_privilege_password

i

On the Ready to Complete page click Finish.

j

In the Navigator, expand the mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local control tree, select the comp01nsxm51 virtual machine, and click the Power on button.

4

Connect the NSX Manager to the Compute vCenter Server.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://comp01nsxm51.lax01.rainpole.local.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

admin

Password

compnsx_admin_password

c

Click Manage vCenter Registration.

d

Under Lookup Service, click the Edit button.

e

In the Lookup Service dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

Setting

Value

Lookup Service IP

lax01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

Lookup Service Port

443

SSO Administrator User Name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

f

In the Trust Certificate? dialog box, click Yes.

g

Under vCenter Server, click the Edit button.

h

In the vCenter Server dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

Setting

Value

vCenter Server

comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

vCenter User Name

svc-nsxmanager@rainpole.local

Password

svc-nsxmanager_password

i

In the Trust Certificate? dialog box, click Yes.

j

Wait until the Status indicators for the Lookup Service and vCenter Server change to Connected.

5

Log out from the vCenter Server session in the vSphere Web Client.

6

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

svc-nsxmanager@rainpole.local

Password

svc-nsxmanager_password

7

Assign the administrator@vsphere.local account access to NSX.

a

In the Navigator, click Network & Security.

b

Select NSX Managers.

c

Select 172.17.11.66 from the tree.

d

Click the Manage tab and click Users.

e

Click the Add icon.

f

In the Assign Role dialog box enter administrator@vsphere.local and click Next.


g

Click Enterprise Administrator and click Finish.


8

Log out from the vCenter Server session in the vSphere Web Client.