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

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This topic provides the workflow for installing and configuring NSX-T Data Center v2.5 for use with VMware Enterprise PKS on vSphere.

Prerequisites for Installing NSX-T Data Center v2.5 for Enterprise PKS

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

  1. Read the Release Notes for the target PKS version you are installing and verify NSX-T 2.5 support.

  2. Read the topics in the Preparing to Install Enterprise PKS on vSphere with NSX-T Data Center section of the documentation.

Workflow for Installing and Configuring NSX-T Data Center v2.5 for Enterprise PKS

  1. Deploy the NSX-T Manager Appliance Using an OVA Template.

  2. Add vCenter as the Compute Manager.

  3. Add Additional NSX-T Manager Nodes using the NSX Manager web interface.

  4. Configure a VIP Address or Provision a Load Balancer for the NSX-T Management Cluster.

    Note: A VIP provides high availability (HA) for the NSX-T Management Cluster. If you need to scale the NSX Manager API, configure a load balancer.

  5. Create Overlay and VLAN Transport Zones.

  6. Create DVS Port Group for Edge Nodes.

  7. Create Uplink Logical Switch for the Tier-0 Router.

  8. Create a Tunnel Endpoint IP Pool.

  9. Deploying NSX Edge Nodes for Enterprise PKS using the NSX Manager web interface.

  10. Create Edge Cluster and Add Edge Nodes.

  11. Prepare ESXi Hosts as Transport Nodes.

  12. Verify the Installation of NSX-T.


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