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jahalam414
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NSX-T Migration

Customer is planning to NSX-V migration to NSX-T with ESXi HW refresh with 7.x installation  and vCenter upgrade to 7.x

Customer has mix of Static Route and OSPF for DLR/ESG as well as ESG/External.

Q: Will Migration Coordinator 3.x work if NSX-V environment has both static route plus OSPF?

Q: If manual migration will be needed, how import can be done?

Q: How Edge will be migrated in Life & shift for Modular Migration in Migration Coordinator 3.x?

Q: Also upgrading vCenter from 6.7 to 7.x with HW refresh of each ESXi. What should be the optimum sequence of these tasks

     1- vCenter Upgrade to 7.x (NSX-V will remain 6.4.6)

      2- Installation of NSX-T Manager and Edge nodes in the new Cluster with new HW on ESXi 7.x

      3- Importing of NSX-V configuration either using Migration coordinator if it support static route+OSPF on NSX-V  Life & shift for Modular Migration in Migration Coordinator 3.x

         OR manual adding all NSX-V configuration in NSX-T

Q: Any idea How Edge will me migrated in Life & shift for Modular Migration in Migration Coordinator 3.x?

 

Thanks

      

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shank89
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Hey,

 

There is a good amount of material available online to read.  Not sure if you have seen the below links, it is worthwhile giving them a read if you haven't.

https://nsx.techzone.vmware.com/resource/nsx-v-nsx-t-3x-migration-coordinator#_Toc56696504

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/3.1/migration/GUID-7899A104-2662-4FC9-87B2-F4688...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Ce...

Let us know if you don't get what you are after in these links.

Shashank Mohan

VCIX-NV 2022 | VCP-DCV2019 | CCNP Specialist

https://lab2prod.com.au
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shankmohan/
Twitter @ShankMohan
Author of NSX-T Logical Routing: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-7458-3
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jahalam414
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Thanks Shashank for the reply.

I checked so Migration Coordinator can't be used in this scenario with OSPF and static routes.

Any recommendation how NSX-V will be migrated to NSX-T with OSPF and static routes

 

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shank89
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You predeploy the edges mc migrates the config.

This link should have the rest of what you require https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/3.1/migration/GUID-2A39C982-5BCC-400F-8761-F133F...

Shashank Mohan

VCIX-NV 2022 | VCP-DCV2019 | CCNP Specialist

https://lab2prod.com.au
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shankmohan/
Twitter @ShankMohan
Author of NSX-T Logical Routing: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-7458-3
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shank89
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It would depend on the environment, you don't have to use MC. You could configure the routing manually in NSX-T, configure OSPF and static routes as you see fit.

 

Cut over the gateway when you are ready, there is an example of a process here https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/3.1/migration/GUID-3D173C9C-6BB9-48C3-B543-CF6B1...

Shashank Mohan

VCIX-NV 2022 | VCP-DCV2019 | CCNP Specialist

https://lab2prod.com.au
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/shankmohan/
Twitter @ShankMohan
Author of NSX-T Logical Routing: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-7458-3
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