How To install and configure NSX-T – Part 1

Step by Step install NSX-T – Part 1

Import the NSX manager virtual appliance

Import NSX Manager in workstation for Lab environment

After downloading the nsx-unified appliance, Double click on the OVA file to install the NSX manager.

 Specify the name and the location of the NSX manager virtual appliance and click next.

Select the Deployment option for the size of the appliance based on the workload, in this case I will use Extrasmall as this is a lab environment and click Next.

Write all the passwords for the root, admin CLI and audit CLI access from the Application tab.

But in your considerations that the password has minimum strength, if you didn’t meet you will face a problem after that, and the setup will not work smoothly.

Here in Networking properties tab, you need to identify the hostname and the Rolename added to configure the IP configuration for the NSX Manager.

The role name needs to be identified either nsx manager or nsx-cloud-service-manager. As the appliance unified.

 In DNS tab Configure the DNS server and domain name.

We can configure the NTP Server from the Services Configuration tab and click Import.

After Finish Successfully use the root for login and use the password you configure previously.

Import NSX Manager in VSphere for production environment

To be able to upload an OVA from web you need to install OVF Tool from VMware portal.

From the VCenter server select the cluster or the host and select the action menu and select the Deploy OVF Template

Choose the NSX manager appliance ova and click next.

 Write the appliance name and select the folder and click next

 select the host and click next

check the version details and click next

As we are in a lab I will select the ExtraSmall, and click Next.

 select the storage and click next

 Select the Distributed switch for the management cluster and click next

 configure the device configuration from the password for root, admin and audit. And scroll down.

 IP configuration, and scroll down.

DNS / NTP configuration and scroll down.

Review the configuration and click finish.

Finally, you will reach the NSX-T Manager console