Deploy and configure the NSX instance for the consolidated cluster in your consolidated SDDC deployment.

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For this consolidated SDDC implementation, NSX Manager and vCenter Server have a one-to-one relationship. For every instance of NSX Manager, there is one connected vCenter Server. 

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Assign licensing for the NSX instance in your consolidated SDDC location.

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After the NSX Manager is successfully connected to the vCenter Server, you must deploy the three NSX Controller nodes that form the NSX Controller cluster. You must deploy every node only after the previous one is successfully deployed.

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NSX kernel modules packaged in VIB files run within the hypervisor kernel, and provide services such as distributed routing, distributed firewall, and VXLAN bridging capabilities. To use NSX, you must install the NSX kernel modules on the ESXi hosts in the consolidated cluster.

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After all the deployment tasks are ready, you can configure the NSX logical network for use with your management and workload consolidation deployment.

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When an authorized change is made to a host, the host profile must be updated to reflect the changes.

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NSX for vSphere creates a network virtualization layer on top of which all virtual networks are created. This layer is an abstraction between the physical and virtual networks. You configure NSX dynamic routing within the consolidated cluster, deploying two NSX Edge devices and configure a Universal Distributed Logical Router (UDLR).

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You define explicit rules for the distributed firewall which allows access to management applications and workloads in the consolidated cluster.

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Test the configuration of the NSX logical network using a ping test. A ping test checks if two hosts in a network can reach each other over the network.

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Deploy the application virtual networks for your management and workload consolidation deployment.

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