This blog post focuses on creating an IP Pools for Tunnel End Point to prepare the ESXi/KVM/NSX-T Edges as Transport Nodes. One of the requirements to configure the fabric nodes as transport nodes is to create an IP Pools. You can use the DHCP assigned IP address or static IP address from the configured IP pools for the Tunnel End Point (TEPs). The Tunnel endpoints are the source and destination IP addresses used in the external IP header to uniquely identify the hypervisor hosts originating and terminating the NSX-T encapsulation of Overlay frames.
Create an IP Pools
From a browser, log in to the NSX Manager with admin privileges
- Select Inventory > Groups > IP Pools and click Add.
- Enter the name of the IP pool, an optional description, and the network settings. The network settings include:
- Range of IP addresses
- Network address in CIDR notation
- (optional) Comma-separated list of DNS servers
- (optional) DNS suffix
View an IP Pool:
We have discussed the prerequisites to configure the fabric node as a Transport node. In my next blog post, I will discuss how to configure the Transport node.
For more information please refer to the VMware NSX-T Data Center documentation:
- NSX-T 2.1 Complete video series:
- Introduction to NSX-T
- NSX-T Architecture
- Deploy NSX-T Manager Virtual Machine on ESXi host
- Configure NSX-T Control cluster
- Prepare ESXi host as fabric node in NSX-T
- Prepare KVM hosts as fabric Node in NSX-T
- How to add vCenter Server as Compute Manager?
- What is N-VDS or hostSwitch in NSX-T?
- How to create Transport Zones in NSX-T?
- What is Uplink Profile and how to Create in NSX-T?