Installing and Configuring NSX-T Data Center for Enterprise PKS

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This topic provides the workflow for installing and configuring NSX-T Data Center for use with Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (Enterprise PKS) on vSphere.

Workflow for Installing and Configuring NSX-T Data Center

To perform a new installation of NSX-T Data Center for Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (Enterprise PKS), complete the following steps in the order presented.

  1. Complete the prerequisites for installing NSX-T for Enterprise PKS.

  2. Install the NSX Manager Unified Appliance for Enterprise PKS using the OVA template file.

  3. Deploy Two Additional NSX Manager Nodes and Form an NSX Management Cluster.

  4. Configure a Virtual IP Address for the NSX-T Management Cluster.

    Note: Configure a VIP to provide high availability (HA) for the NSX-T Management Cluster.

  5. Install One or More Pair of NSX Edge Nodes using the OVA template file.

    Note: You must install a large size Edge Node VM or the bare metal Edge Node for Enterprise PKS.

  6. Join Each Edge Node with the NSX-T Management Plane.

  7. Enable the Repository Service on Each NSX-T Manager Node.

  8. Create an IP Pool for Tunnel Endpoint IP Addresses.

  9. Create Overlay and VLAN Transport Zones.

  10. Create Edge Node Uplink Profile.

  11. Create Edge Transport Nodes.

  12. Create an Edge Cluster.

  13. Create a Tier-0 Logical Router.

    Note: If you are using NAT-mode, you must configure the T0 router in Active-Standby mode.

  14. Configure Edge Node High Availability (HA).

  15. Configure ESXi Hosts as Transport Nodes.

  16. (Optional) Update the NSX-T Admin Password Interval.

    Note: By default the NSX-T admin password expires in 90 days.

  17. (Optional) Provision a Load Balancer for the NSX-T Management Cluster.

    Note: To scale, provision an NSX-T load balancer in place of the NSX-T Management Cluster VIP.

  18. (Reference) Verify NSX VM Deployment for Enterprise PKS .

    Note: Refer to this topic to verify the installation of the NSX-T Manager and Edge Node VMs.

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