At first, we need to deploy OVF appliance.
1 – Right Click on vCenter and Deploy OVF template.
2 – Select the file OVF.
3 – Select the name and location.
4 – Select resources.
5 – Select the appliance size.
Note: Extra small size is just for Cloud Service manager
6 – Select the datastore you want to deploy the appliance.
7 – Select the network you want to manage the appliance.
8 – Customize the template as DNS, NTP, IP address, gateway, password etc.
Important: Check enable ssh before deploy the appliance.
9 – Review the summary and click finish
Second, validate appliance configuration.
1 – When the deployment is finished, turn on the virtual appliance and login into the console as a admin user, validate the configuration interface.
2 – Validate the following services by running get services.
Note: The following services are not running by default: liagent, migration-coordinator, and snmp.
We can start them as follows:
start service liagent
start service migration-coordinator
3 – Vefiry the connectivity by testing the following tasks.
- The NSX Manager can ping its default gateway.
- The NSX Manager can ping the hypervisor hosts that are in the same network as the NSX Manager using the management interface.
- The NSX Manager can ping its DNS server and its NTP server.
Third, now we are ready to connect NSX-T to vCenter Server.
1 – Connect to the NSX-T GUI by opening a web browser and navigating to the NSX-T Manager IP address.
2 – After log in with admin credencials read and accept the EULA terms.
3 – Now select System > Fabric > Compute Managers > Add.
4 – And fill the spaces as follow.
If we left the thumbprint value blank, we are prompted to accept the server provided thumbprint.
5 – Validate compute manager’s name to view the details.
Now we are ready to use NSX-T 2.5!
Hoping you have enjoyed this post, see you next time.