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 Profiles


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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