You must specify a segment ID pool for each NSX Manager to isolate your network traffic. If an NSX controller is not deployed in your environment, you must add a multicast address range to spread traffic across your network and avoid overloading a single multicast address.

The Segment ID Pool specifies a range of VXLAN Network Identifiers (VNIs) for use when building Logical Network segments.

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On the Installation tab, click Logical Network Preparation and then click Segment ID.

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Click the Edit (edit) icon

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Type a range for segment IDs. For example, 5000-5200.

The segment ID range determines the maximum number of logical switches that can be created in your infrastructure.

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If you do not have a deployed NSX controller in your environment, select Enable multicast addressing and type an address range. For example, 239.1.1.10-239.1.1.20.

Note

You must specify a multicast address range for VMware ESX 5.1 hosts or when using the hybrid mode.

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Click OK.