Create Edge Cluster
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This topic provides instructions for creating an NSX-T Edge Cluster for use with Enterprise PKS.
Make sure you have completed all preceding NSX-T installation tasks.
In NSX-T Data Center, an Edge Cluster is a logical boundary for resourcing. Having a multi-node cluster of NSX-T Edge Nodes helps ensure that at least one NSX Edge is always available. To create a Tier-0 logical router or a Tier-1 router with stateful services such as NAT, a traffic load balancer, and other virtual network objects, you must associate them with an NSX Edge cluster.
An Edge Cluster can have a maximum of 10 Edge Nodes. If the provisioning requires more Edge Nodes than what a single Edge Cluster can support, multiple Edge Clusters must be deployed. An NSX-T Edge Transport Node can be added to only one NSX-T Edge cluster. After creating the NSX-T Edge cluster, you can later edit it to add additional NSX-T Edge Nodes. An NSX-T Edge cluster can be used to back multiple logical routers.
For more information, see Edge Clusters in the NSX-T Data Center documentation.
Create an NSX Edge Cluster and add each Edge Transport Node to the Edge Cluster by completing the following procedure:
In NSX Manager, select System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Clusters and click Add.
Configure the NSX Edge Cluster as follows:
- Name: Enter the NSX Edge cluster a name.
- Edge Cluster Profile: Select
nsx-default-edge-high-availability-profilefrom the menu.
- Transport Nodes > Member Type: Select
Edge Nodefrom the menu.
- From the Available column, select both NSX-T Edge Nodes and click the right-arrow to move them to the Selected column.
- Click Add.
To verify Edge Cluster creation, complete the following steps:
In NSX-T Manager, select System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Clusters.
Verify that you see the new Edge Cluster.
Select Edge Cluster > Related > Transport Nodes.
Verify that both Edge Transport Nodes are members of the Edge Cluster.
SSH to NSX Edge Node 1 and run the following commands to verify proper connectivity.
nsx-edge-1> get vteps nsx-edge-1> get host-switches nsx-edge-1> get edge-cluster status nsx-edge-1> get controller sessions
SSH to NSX Edge Node 2 and repeat the above commands to verify proper connectivity.
Get the TEP IP addresses.
- Navigate to System > Fabric > Nodes > Edge Transport Nodes.
- Select the Edge Transport Node, such as
- Select the Monitor tab.
Verify Edge-TN1 to Edge-TN2 connectivity (TEP to TEP).
nsx-edge-1> get logical-router nsx-edge-1> vrf 0 nsx-edge-1(vrf)> ping TEP-IP-ADDRESS-EDGE-2
You should be able to ping Edge Transport Node 2 using the TEP address.
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