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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Install NSX for vSphere modules in ESXi hosts and configure the VXLAN IP pools and a transport zone NSX Series - Part 3

1. Install NSX for vSphereModules on the ESXi Hosts
You install the VMware NSX™ for vSphere® modules on the VMware ESXi™ host assigned to three different clusters.
1. On the vSphere Web Client Home tab, click Inventories > Networking & Security.
2. In the left navigation pane, select Installation.
3. In the middle pane, click the Host Preparation tab.
4. For each cluster listed, click the Install link in the Installation Status column, and click Yes when prompted to confirm.
The following clusters are listed:
• Management and Edge Cluster
• Compute Cluster A
• Compute Cluster B

5. Monitor the installation status of each cluster until the Installation Status changes from Installing to Uninstall and the VXLAN column contains an active Configure link
2. Configure VXLAN on the ESXi Hosts
For each cluster, you specify the VDS and IP pool to be used for VXLAN networking.
1. For Compute Cluster A, click the Configure link provided in the VXLAN column to open the
Configure VXLAN networking dialog box, and perform the following actions.
a. Verify that the Switch selection is Compute_VDS.
b. Verify that the VLAN setting is 0.
c. Verify that the MTU setting is 1600.
d. For VMKNic IP Addressing, click Use IP Pool.
e. Select New IP Poolfrom the IP Pool drop-down menu toopen the Add IP Pool dialog box.
f. Configure the following options.
g. Click OKto close the Add IP Pool dialog box.
h. Leave all other settings at default value and click OK.
2. Wait for the update to complete and determine if an error message appears in the VXLAN
column for Compute Cluster A.
If an error is indicated,it is a transitory condition that occurs early in the process of applying
the VXLAN configuration to the cluster. The vSphere Web Client interface has not updated to
display the actual status.
3. Click the vSphere Web Client Refresh icon, which is located to the left of the logged in user
name.
4. Verify that the Compute Cluster A VXLAN status is Enabled with a green check mark.
5. For Compute Cluster B, click the Configure link provided in the VXLAN column to open the Configure VXLAN networking dialog box, and perform the following actions.
a. Verify that the Switch selection is Compute_VDS.
b. Verify that the VLAN setting is 0.
c. Verify that the MTU setting is 1600.
d. For VMKNic IP Addressing, click Use IP Pool, and select VTEP-Pool-1from the drop down menu.
e. Leave all other settings at default value and click OK.
6. Wait for the update to complete and click the vSphere Web Client Refresh icon.
7. Verify that the Compute Cluster B VXLAN status is Enabled with a green check mark.
If the VXLAN status is not Enabled, wait and refresh again until the status changes.
8. For Management and Edge Cluster, click the Configurelink provided in the VXLAN column to open the Configure VXLAN networking dialog box, and perform the following actions.
a. Verify that the Switch selection is Mgmt_Edge_VDS.
b. Verify that the VLAN setting is 0.
c. Verify that the MTU setting is 1600.
d. For VMKNic IP Addressing, click Use IP Pool.
e. Select New IP Pool from the IP Pool drop-down menu toopen the Add IP Pool dialog box.
f. Configure the following options
g. Click OKto close the Add IP Pool dialog box.
h. Leave all other settings at default value and click OK.
9. Wait for the update to complete and click the vSphere Web Client Refresh icon.
10. Verify that the Management and Edge Cluster status is Enabled with a green check mark.
If the VXLAN status is not Enabled, wait and refresh again until the status changes.
11. Click the Logical Network Preparation tab and verify that VXLAN Transport is selected.
12. In the Clusters and Hosts list, expand each of the three clusters listed.
13. For each host, confirm the host has a vmk# interface, then determine the following.
• IP that was assigned to each host __________
• Switch that is connected to each host’s VMKNic connected to __________
3. Configure the VXLAN ID Pool
You configure the ID range used to identify VXLAN networks.
1. On the Logical Network Preparation tab, click the Segment ID button.
2. Click Edit to open the Segment ID pool dialog box and configure the following options.
3. Click OK.
4. Configure a Global Transport Zone
A transport zone specifies the hosts and clusters thatare associated with logical switches created in the zone. Hosts in a transport zone are automatically added to the logical switches that you create.
This process is very similar to manually adding hosts to VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™.
1. On the Logical Network Preparation tab, click Transport Zones.
2. Click the green plus sign to open the New Transport Zone dialog box and configure the following options.
3. Click OK.
4. Wait for the update to complete and verify that Global Transport Zone appears in the transport zones list, with a Control Plane Mode of Unicast.