The first step in deploying load balancing for the Platform Services Controller is to deploy the edge services gateway.

1

Log in to the Management 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

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 tab to create an NSX Edge.

The New NSX Edge wizard appears.

6

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

Setting

Value

Install Type

Edge Services Gateway

Name

LAX01PSC51

Hostname

lax01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

Deploy NSX EDGE

Selected

Enable High Availability

Selected


7

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

Setting

Value

User Name

admin

Password

edge_admin_password

Enable SSH access

Selected

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

Click Large to specify the Appliance Size.

c

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

Setting

Value

Resource pool

LAX01-Mgmt01

Datastore

LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

Folder

NSX51

d

To create a second appliance, click the Add icon again, make the same selections in the New NSX Appliance dialog box, and click OK.


9

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

Setting

Value

Name

PSCLB

Type

Internal

Connected To

vDS-Mgmt-Management

Connectivity Status

Connected

Primary IP Address

172.17.11.71

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

172.17.11.253

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 click Finish.

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 LAX01PSC51.

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

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 device labeled LAX01PSC51.

d

Click the Manage tab and click the Load Balancer tab.

e

Click Global Configurationand click Edit.

f

In the Edit load balancer global configuration dialog box, select Enable Load Balancer and click OK.