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. Install the NSX Manager Unified Appliance for Enterprise PKS.

  2. Add vCenter as the Compute Manager for NSX-T.

  3. Add NSX Manager Nodes using the NSX Manager web interface.

  4. Add VIP Address for the NSX-T Management Cluster 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 NSX-T Transport Zones.

  6. Create DVS Port Group for NSX-T Edge Nodes.

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

  8. Create Tunnel Endpoint IP Pool.

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

  10. Create Edge Cluster.

  11. Prepare ESXi Hosts as NSX-T Transport Nodes.

  12. Verify NSX-T v2.5 Installation.


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