If a decision is made to deploy a new NSX-T edge cluster to support the VI workload domain, NSX-T edge nodes must be deployed to enable north-south routing services. The process is very similar to capturing the settings for the Application Virtual Network. The tables in Appendix G: VI workload domain configuration settings outline the settings needed for a new edge cluster.
- ASN for the workload domain edge cluster
- Four unused IP addresses from the management network subnet for the three NSX-T edge nodes and the virtual IP address to serve as the connection point for NSX-T management.
- Two new VLANs to support the two NSX-T edge uplink networks for the new edge cluster.
- The VLANs must be configured on the switch trunk ports connected to the VxRail nodes.
- One VLAN is assigned to first of the two upstream router instances.
- One VLAN is assigned to the second of the two upstream router instances.
- Three new IP address subnet ranges
- One subnet range for the first NSX-T edge uplink network
- One subnet range for the second NSX-T edge uplink network
- One subnet range for the NSX-T edge overlay network
- Assign an IP address to each edge node for the first NSX-T edge uplink network.
- Assign an IP address to each edge node for the second NSX-T edge uplink network.
- Assign two IP addresses to each edge node for the NSX-T edge overlay network.
If the edge cluster for this workload domain will peer with a new pair of router instances, capture the settings required for the BGP neighbors.