Create DVS Port Group for NSX-T Edge Nodes

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This topic provides instructions for creating a distributed virtual switch (DVS) port group for use with VMware Enterprise PKS.


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

About vSphere Distributed Switch and DVS Port Group

A vSphere distributed switch acts as a single switch across all associated hosts in a data center to provide centralized provisioning, administration, and monitoring of virtual networks. You configure a vSphere distributed switch on the vCenter Server system, and the configuration is propagated to all hosts that are associated with the switch. This lets virtual machines maintain consistent network configuration as they migrate across multiple hosts.

A distributed port group is a port group associated with a vSphere distributed switch that specifies port configuration options for each member port. Distributed port groups define how a connection is made through the vSphere distributed switch to the network.

For more information, see Networking Concepts in the VMware vSphere documentation.

Create DVS Port Groups for Edge Nodes

To create DVS port groups:

  1. Log in to vCenter.
  2. Open the Configure tab.
  3. Expand Networking.
  4. Select Virtual switches.
  5. Select the vSwitch0 virtual switch for the vSphere Cluster where you are deploying Enterprise PKS.

  6. Create an uplink port group for the vSwitch0 virtual switch.

    • Port Group: NSX-EDGE-UPLINK.
    • VLAN ID: All (4095). It is a TRUNK.
  7. Select the vSwitch1 virtual switch.

  8. Create a port group for VTEP for the vSwitch1 virtual switch.

    • Port Group: NSX-EDGE-VTEP-PG.
    • VLAN ID: None.
  9. Set the MTU (Bytes) to 9000 on the virtual switch that hosts the port group for the Edge Node VTEP.

Next Step

Create Uplink Logical Switch for the Tier-0 Router.

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

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