Installation of NSX T 2.4 Compute Host Transport Nodes

Installation of NSX T 2.4 Compute Host Transport Nodes

Compute Host Transport Nodes are hypervisors which are prepared for NSX-T.

Once the hypervisors are prepared for NSX-T, N-VDS is instantiated on those hosts.

More about those details are here in this post.

Compute Host Connectivity and Teaming Policy

Compute hosts are where the workloads are hosted, like VMs related to the different tiers viz. Web, Application and Database.

Now we are going to configure the compute hosts for NSX-T

We need to ensure that the transport zones and up-link  profiles are in place.

Transport Zone for Overlay is already defined

Uplink Profile to be used in the Compute Transport Node Profile

In the above uplink profile, the VLAN ID for Transport VLAN is set as 2

This VLAN is used for Geneve traffic and the Tunnel End Points will reside in this VLAN.

Next, we will create a Transport Node Profile which will be used for preparing the compute hosts.

Transport Node Profile for Compute Hosts
N-VDS settings of Transport Node Profile related to Compute Hosts

Notice, the N-VDS has two uplinks.
IP Pool has been created which will be used to assign IP addresses to the TEP interfaces.
The uplink profile HUP uses teaming policy based on source port ID.

You need to ensure that vmnic3 and vmnic4 are unassigned.

Unassigned vmnics on the compute hosts
Configure NSX-T on Compute Hosts

Once the pre-requisites are in place, preparing the compute hosts for NSX-T is done by selecting the cluster and then you click on Configure NSX

Select the compute host transport node profile created earlier

NSX-T will begin the installation process on the compute hosts.

NSX Install in Progress
NSX has been installed
The compute hosts have been successfully prepared for NSX-T

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