- In the NSX Manager web UI, select .
- In the right pane, select ADD NSX APPLIANCE .
- Complete the Appliance Information page. In this example, the following values are used:
- Hostname – nsxmgr02.dell.lab
- Management IP/Netmask – 172.18.11.83/24
- Management Gateway – 172.18.11.254
- DNS and NTP servers – defaults (the same servers used by nsxmgr01 are prefilled)
- Search Domains - dell.lab
- Size – Medium (use the same size for all three NSX Managers)
- Click NEXT .
- Complete the Configuration page. In this example, the following values are selected from the drop-down menus provided:
- Compute Manager – vcenter01
- Compute Cluster – VxRail-Virtual-SAN-Cluster (the existing cluster)
- Resource Pool – not specified
- Host – not selected
- Datastore – VxRail-Virtual-SAN-Datastore (the existing vSAN datastore)
- Virtual Disk Format - default
- Next to Network , click Select Network , select the Management Network , and click OK .
- Click NEXT .
- Complete the Access and Credentials page. In this example, the following values are used:
- Enable SSH – No (optional)
- Enable root access – No (optional)
- Configure the root , admin , and audit passwords.
- Click INSTALL APPLIANCE .
The second NSX Manager appliance installation starts.Note: You can start installation of the third NSX Manager while the second is still in progress.
Install the third NSX Manager appliance by repeating steps 2 through 8 above. The same values are used, except for the hostname and IP address. In this example, the third NSX Manager hostname is nsxmgr03.dell.lab , and the IP address is 172.18.11.84/24 .
It may take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for deployment, cluster formation, and synchronization to finish. When complete, the NSX Appliances screen appears as shown in the following figure.
Ensure that the cluster status is STABLE as shown in the upper left part of the screen.