Configuring NSX-T Data Center 2.4.0 : Part 1 – VC Registration

In the previous blog post, we discussed about how to install the NSX-T 2.4.0 appliance. If you have missed it, please review how-to-install-nsx-t-data-center-2-4-0 . In this blog post, we will start with configuring the NSX-T 2.4.0. Since there are many steps involved, I will discuss them part by part.

In Part 1, we will see how to register compute manager to the NSX-T 2.4.0 data center. A compute manager like vCenter Server is an application that manages resources such as hosts and VMs.

Registering vCenter server

To establish communication between the vcenter server and NSX-T manager, lets register it with NSX-T manager by following the below steps.

Prerequisites
  • Supported vSphere version installed and configured
  • IPv6 and IPv4 communication with vCenter Server
  • Verify that you use the recommended number of compute managers

Note: NSX-T Data Center does not support the same vCenter Server to be registered with more than one NSX Manager.

To register the vCenter, access the VMware NSX Manager UI, click System > Fabric > Compute Managers > +ADD

In the New Compute Manager window, provide the vcsa details as below and click Add.

  • Name : Any name for the VCSA
  • Domain Name/IP Address : FQDN or IP address of the vcsa
  • Type : vcsa
  • Username : administrator@vsphere.local
  • Password : password for the above admin account

Note : You can provide the vCenter Server administrator user, or create a role and a user specifically for NSX-T Data Center and use that as well.

Once completed, you will be able to see the vCenter under the compute managers section

Make sure to verify the vcsa registration by confirming it’s visible under compute managers and the connection status appears as Up. You can also review the last inventory update date and time on the right side.


In the next blog, we will discuss about how to deploy additional NSX manager instances. If you have already completed the compute manager registration, click on the below button to know how to add additional NSX-T manager nodes to the cluster.


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