Join NSX Edge Nodes with the Management Plane for Enterprise PKS
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This topic provides instructions for joining NSX-T Edge Nodes with the NSX-T Management Plane.
Make sure you have completed all preceding NSX-T installation tasks.
Joining NSX Edges with the management plane ensures that the NSX Manager and NSX Edges can communicate with each other. For more information, see Join NSX Edge with the Management Plane in the NSX-T Data Center documentation.
To register an Edge Node with NSX Manager, complete the following procedure:
- Open an SSH session to one of the NSX-T Manager VMs, such as
- For example, if you are using Unix:
- If you are using Windows, use Putty to SSH to the NSX-T Manager node
Open another SSH session to the target NSX Edge Node VM, such as
On the NSX-T Manager appliance, run the command
get certificate api thumbprint.
The command output is a string of alphanumeric numbers that is unique to this NSX Manager. For example:
nsx-manager-1> get certificate api thumbprint 120a129d533601a6513abb...924210243d6d6bce8f8f0d84d66d
On the NSX-T Edge Node VM, run the following command to register the Edge Node with the NSX Management Plane.
join management-plane <nsx-manager-ip-address> username <username> thumbprint <nsx-manager-api-thumbprint>
join management-plane 10.197.79.143 username admin thumbprint 120a129d533601a6...210243d6d6bce8f8f0d84d66d
When prompted, enter the admin password for the NSX-T Manager.
Verify that you see the following output, indicating that the NSX Edge Node is successfully registered.
Node successfully registered as Fabric Node: 2a8xYdec-aXa7-11x9-9063-0050512345f11
Repeat this join procedure for each NSX Edge Node you have installed for Enterprise PKS.
To verify Edge Node registration with NSX Manager:
Verify Edge Node registration by running the command
get managerson the NSX Edge Node.
You should see that the Edge Node is connected to one of the NSX Manager nodes. For example:
nsx-edge-1> get managers - 10.XXX.XX.144 Standby - 10.XXX.XX.145 Connected - 10.XXX.XX.143 Standby
In NSX Manager, select the page System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Transport Nodes.
You should see each registered Edge Node.
Note: Initially the “Configuration State” is yellow because the Edge Nodes are not configured a NSX-T Transport Nodes. This is done later in the process.
Repeat this verification procedure for each NSX Edge Node you are deploying for Enterprise PKS.
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