Assign a domain service account for use by NSX to access the vCenter Server Administrator role. Deploy the NSX Manager appliance from the OVF file to the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt resource pool.

1

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

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

In the Navigator, click the Home icon and choose Administration. Click Global Permissions.

3

Click Manage tab and click the Add icon.

4

In the Global Permission Root - Add Permission dialog box, click Add.

5

In the Select Users/Groups dialog box, select rainpole.local from the Domain drop-down menu.

6

In the Search box, enter svc-nsxmanager and press Enter.

7

Select svc-nsxmanager and click Add. Press OK to return to the Global Permission Root - Add Permission window.

8

Click OK to give the svc-nsxmanager account vCenter Administrative privileges.

9

Click the Home icon and choose Hosts and Clusters to return to that page in the Navigator.

10

In the Navigator pane, expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local control tree.

11

Expand the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster.

12

Right-click the sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt resource pool and click Deploy OVF Template.

13

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

14

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

Setting

Value

Name

sfo01w01nsx01

Select a datacenter or folder

sfo01-w01fd-nsx

15

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

Setting

Value

Cluster

sfo01-w01-consolidated01

Resource Pool

sfo01-w01rp-sddc-mgmt

16

On the Review details page, click Next.

17

On the Accept license agreements page, click Accept and click Next.

18

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

Setting

Value

Select virtual disk format

Thin provision

VM storage policy

vSAN Default Storage Policy

Datastore

sfo01-w01-vsan01

19

On the Setup networks page, under Destination Network, select sfo01-w01-vds01-managment-vm and click Next.

20

On the Customize template page, expand all options, enter the following settings, and click Next.

Setting

Value

DNS Server List

172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4

Domain Search List

sfo01.rainpole.local

Default IPv4 Gateway

172.16.11.253

Hostname

sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Network 1 IPv4 Address

172.16.11.66

Network 1 Netmask

255.255.255.0

Enable SSH

Selected

NTP Server List

ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

CLI "admin" User Password / enter

sfo01nsx_admin_password

CLI "admin" User Password / confirm

sfo01nsx_admin_password

CLI Privilege Mode Password / enter

sfo01nsx_privilege_password

CLI Privilege Mode Password / confirm

sfo01nsx_privilege_password

21

On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish

22

In the Navigator, expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local control tree, select the virtual machine sfo01w01nsx01, and click the Power on button.