huchord
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Connect VM to NSX-T portgroup

Hi All,

 

Just trying to "print Hello World" in my NSX-T environment.  Real simple.

 

I have the NSX-T OVF deployed and up and running (v3.0.2).

I can log into the web interface and have been able to create two "Host Transport Zones".  Both esxi hosts are running esxi v7.0.1.

I can see that each host has a new N-VDS created and they have uplinks.  However, I don't see any portgroups on the N-VDS.

Not sure what the next step is.  I know that I need to create a Segment, but that seems to require creating a tier-0 or tier-1 gateway first.

So any ideas on what to create next?  A "Howto" link would also be great.

 

 

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p0wertje
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Hi,

You can create a segment without the use of a T1 or T0
The T1 or T0  is needed if you need routing between the segments.
You can connect segments to a T0 (tier-0). A T0 has the possibility to connect your virtual environment to the outside world. (static, bgp or ospf in the latest nsx-t release)

A T1 can only connect to a T0
So simply said :
outside-world ->T0->T1->segment
outside world -> T0->segment

A good read in what components do:
VMware® NSX-T Reference Design - VMware Technology Network VMTN

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p0wertje | VCIX6-NV | JNCIS-ENT | vExpert
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huchord
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Thanks for that - it's very helpful.

I still however cannot create a segment.  It seems to require a "Connected Gateway".

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p0wertje
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And if you just press save? Leaving the T1 on 'none'

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