NSX-T 2.5 ESXi Transport Node Preparation

Version 2

    After presenting a session introducing the N-VDS (CNET1582US/BE) at VMworld this year, I was approached by some attendees who could not believe that the demo showing an example of NSX-T installation was real: they had struggled installing NSX and this looked too simple!


    NSX install on ESXi can relatively straightforward and fast. However, I admit there are quite a few concepts to understand, and quite a few ways of doing this incorrectly. This document is trying to document the "happy path" for installing NSX-T on ESXi hosts. It also covers uninstall, as well as some recovery steps should something go wrong.


    I hope this will encourage you to try NSX-T, you don't need much to get started ;-)