Deploy two NSX Edge devices for North-South Routing. 

Perform this procedure two times to deploy two identical NSX Edge devices. Enter name and IP addresses for the respective device by using the values in the tables.

NSX Edge Settings

NSX Edge Device

Device Name

NSX Edge Device 1

LAXMGMT-ESG01

NSX Edge Device 2

LAXMGMT-ESG02

NSX Edge Interfaces Settings 

Interface

Primary IP Address

LAXMGMT-ESG01

Primary IP Address

LAXMGMT-ESG02

Uplink01

172.27.14.2

172.27.14.3

Uplink02

172.27.15.3

172.27.15.2

SFOMGMT-UDLR01

192.168.10.50

192.168.10.51

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 deploy a new NSX Edge.

The New NSX Edge wizard appears.

a

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

Settings

Value

Install Type

Edge Service Gateway

Name

LAXMGMT-ESG01

Deploy NSX Edge

Selected

Enable High Availability

Deselected

b

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

Settings

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

c

On the Configure deployment page, select the Large radio button to specify the Appliance Size and click the Add icon.

The Add NSX Edge Appliance dialog box appears. 

d

In the Add NSX Edge Appliance dialog box, enter the following settings, click OK, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Cluster/Resource Pool

LAX01-Mgmt01

Datastore

LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

Folder

NSX51

e

On the Configure Interfaces page, click the Add icon to configure the Uplink01 interface, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Name

Uplink01

Type

Uplink

Connected To

vDS-Mgmt-Uplink01

Connectivity Status

Connected

Primary IP Address

172.27.14.2

Subnet Prefix Length

24

MTU

9000

Send ICMP Redirect

Selected

f

Click the Add icon once again to configure the Uplink02 interface, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Name

Uplink02

Type

Uplink

Connected To

vDS-Mgmt-Uplink02

Connectivity Status

Connected

Primary IP Address

172.27.15.3

Subnet Prefix Length

24

MTU

9000

Send ICMP Redirect

Selected

g

Click the Add icon a third time to configure the UDLR interface, enter the following settings, click OK, and click Next.

Setting

Value

Name

SFOMGMT-UDLR01

Type

Internal

Connected To

Universal Transit Network

Connectivity Status

Connected

Primary IP Address

192.168.10.50

Subnet Prefix Length

24

MTU

9000

Send ICMP Redirect

Selected

h

On the Default Gateway Settings page, deselect the Configure Default Gateway check box and click Next.

i

On the Firewall and HA page, click Next.

j

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

6

Repeat this procedure to configure another NSX edge using the settings for the second NSX Edge device.

Upon repeating the procedure to configure LAXMGMT-ESG02, the Ready to Complete page in the New NSX Edge wizard must display the following values.

7

Configure DRS affinity rules for the Edge Services Gateways.

a

Go back to the Home page.

b

In the Navigator, click Hosts and Clusters, and expand the mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local tree control.

c

Select the LAX01-Mgmt01 cluster, and click the Configure tab.

d

Under Configuration, click VM/Host Rules.

e

Click Add.

f

In the LAX01-Mgmt01 - Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, enter the following settings and click Add.

Setting

Value

Name

anti-affinity-rule-ecmpedges

Enable rule

Selected

Type

Separate Virtual Machine

g

In the Add Rule Member dialog box, select the check box next to each of the two, newly deployed NSX ESGs, and click OK.

h

In the LAX01-Mgmt01 - Create VM/Host Rule dialog box, click OK.