Create TEP IP Pool

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This topic provides instructions for creating an IP pool for tunnel endpoints (TEPs).

Prerequisites

Make sure you have completed all preceding NSX-T installation tasks.

About TEPs

Tunnel endpoints (TEPs) are the source and destination IP addresses used in the external IP header to identify the ESXi hosts that originate and end the NSX-T encapsulation of overlay frames. The TEP addresses do not need to be routable for VMware Enterprise PKS, so you can use any random IP addressing scheme you want. For more information, see Tunnel Endpoint IP Addresses in the NSX-T Data Center documentation.

Create TEP IP Pool

To create the TEP IP Pool, complete the following procedure:

  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to NSX Manager at https://NSX-MANAGER-IP-ADDRESS.

  2. In NSX Manager, select Advanced Networking & Security > Inventory > Groups > IP Pools.

  3. Select Add.

  4. Configure the IP pool as follows:

    • Name: For example, TEP-IP-POOL.
    • Description. Optional.
    • IP Ranges: Enter the IP allocation ranges. For example, 192.23.0.1 - 192.23.0.100.

      Note: TEP addresses do not need to be publicly routable.

    • Gateway: For example, 192.23.0.254.
    • CIDR: Enter the Network address. For example, 192.23.0.0/24.
    • DNS Servers (optional): Comma-separated list of DNS servers.
    • DNS Suffix (optional): Such as corp.local.

Verify TEP IP Pool Creation

To verify TEP IP Pool configuration, complete the following steps:

  1. In NSX Manager, select Advanced Networking & Security > Inventory > Groups > IP Pools.

  2. Verify that the TEP IP Pool you created is present.

Next Step

Deploying NSX Edge Nodes for Enterprise PKS.

Installation Instructions Home

See Installing and Configuring NSX-T v2.5 for Enterprise PKS.


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