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Monday, 1 December 2014

Attach an NSX Manager appliance to a vCenter Server system NSX Series - Part 1

1. Review the NSX Manager Configuration
In this environment, the VMware NSX Manager™ appliance has been preconfigured to
establish network connectivity with the VMware vCenter Server™ system. The NSX Manager has
also been joined to the vCenter Server appliance. You review the NSX Manager deployment
configuration. The review sequence matches the steps that you take when configuring an NSX
Manager after initial deployment.
1. Log in to the NSX Manager user interface.
a. On the ControlCenter desktop, double-click the Firefox shortcut.
b. In the Firefox window, click the NSX Manager bookmark.
c. When prompted, log in as admin and enter the password VMware1!.
2. In the NSX Manager user interface, click Manage Appliance Settings.
3. On the Manage tab, in the left pane, verify that Settings > General is selected.
4. Verify that the following general settings are configured as specified.
• The NTP Server is 192.168.110.10
• The Syslog Server is vc-l-1a.corp.local, using port 514/UDP.
• The Locale is en-US.



5. In the left pane, select Settings > Network and verify that the following values are configured
as specified.
• The Host name is nsxmgr-l-01a.
• The IPv4 address is 192.168.110.42.
• The Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
• The default gateway is 192.168.110.2
• The primary DNS server is 192.168.110.10.


6. In the left pane, select Components > NSX Management Service and verify that the following
values are configured as specified.
• The Lookup Service is not configured.
• The vCenter Server is vc-l-01a.corp.local.
• The vCenter Server Name is root.
• The vCenter Server Status is Connected with a green dot icon.


2.Verify That the vSphere Web Client Plug-In for NSX Manager Is Installed
In your lab environment, the VMware vSphere® Web Client Plug-in for NSX Manager is
preinstalled and ready for use.
1. To log in to the vSphere Web Client, in the Firefox window, click the vSphere Web Client
bookmark.
2. When prompted, log in as root and enter the password VMware1!.
Allow the initial authentication to complete. The initial authentication may take several minutes
to complete.
3. On the vSphere Web Client Home tab, click the Inventories > Networking & Security icon.
4. In the left navigation pane, review the list of NSX features, then select NSX Managers.
5. In the middle pane, verify that a single NSX Manager instance with an IP address of
192.168.110.42 appears in the Objects list.










3.  License vCenter Server, the ESXi Hosts, and NSX Manager