A transport zone defines the span of a logical switch.


Log in to the vSphere Web Client.


Click Networking & Security and then click Installation.


Click Logical Network Preparation and then click Transport Zones.


Click the New Transport Zone icon.


In the New Transport Zone dialog box, type a name and description for the transport zone.


Depending on whether you have a controller node in your environment, or you want to use multicast addresses, select the control plane mode.

Multicast: Multicast IP addresses on physical network is used for the control plane. This mode is recommended only when you are upgrading from older VXLAN deployments. Requires PIM/IGMP on physical network.

Unicast : The control plane is handled by an NSX controller. All unicast traffic leverages headend replication. No multicast IP addresses or special network configuration is required.

Hybrid : The optimized unicast mode. Offloads local traffic replication to physical network (L2 multicast). This requires IGMP snooping on the first-hop switch, but does not require PIM. First-hop switch handles traffic replication for the subnet.


Select the clusters to be added to the transport zone.


Click OK.