You must add an appliance before you can deploy a NSX Edge.

For high availability, verify that the resource pool has enough capacity for both HA virtual machines to be deployed.


On the Deployment Configuration page, select the datacenter where you want to place the NSX Edge virtual machine.


In NSX Edge Appliances, click the Add (add) icon to add an appliance.

If you had selected Enable HA on the Name and Description page, you can add two appliances. If you add a single appliance, NSX Edge replicates its configuration for the standby appliance ensures that the two HA NSX Edge virtual machines are not on the same ESX host even after you use DRS and vMotion (unless you manually vMotion them to the same host).


In the Add Edge Appliance dialog box, select the cluster or resource pool and datastore for the appliance.


(Optional) Select the host on which the appliance is to be added.


(Optional) Select the vCenter folder within which the appliance is to be added.


Click OK.


Click Next.

The Interfaces Configuration page appears.