Use of NSX-T backed OrgVDC

Create Provider VDC

Select Provider VDCs.

Select NEW.

Name: PVDC-B02-NSXT

Click NEXT.

Select vcsa-01b.corp.local.

Click NEXT.

Select RegionB01-COMP02 > vCD-RegionB01-NSXT

Click NEXT.

Select *(Any).

Click NEXT.

Select Select NSX-T manager and Geneve Network pool.

Select nsxtmgr-01b.corp.justaname.

Select PVDC-B02-NSXT-NP.

Click NEXT.

Click FINISH.

Create New Organization

Click on Organizations.

Click NEW.

Organization name: NSXT-Backed-Org

Organization full name: NSX-T Backed Organization

Click CREATE.

Create New Organization VDC

Click on Organization VDCs.

Click NEW.

Click on NSXT-Backed-OVDC.

Click on NEXT.

Select NSXT-Backed-Org.

Click NEXT.

Select PVDC-B02-NSXT.

Click NEXT.

Select Pay-As-You-Go.

Click NEXT.

Accept the default settings and click NEXT.

Select *(Any) for the Storage Policy.

Enable Thin provisioning.

Click NEXT.

Because this is a lab environment, we turn on thin provisioning in order to save resources

Select PVDC-B02-NSXT-NP.

Click NEXT.

Click FINISH.

Create Edge Gateway

Click on Edge Gateways.

Click NEW.

Select NSXT-Backed-OVDC.

Click NEXT.

Name: NSXT-Tenant-test

Click NEXT.

Select SiteB-NSXT-ExtNw

Click NEXT.

Click on 192.168.210.1/24 to expand the dropdown.

IP Allocation: 192.168.210.101-192.168.210.103

Click NEXT.

IP allocation is the allocated IPs for this particular Organization VDC (e.g. Public IPs reserved for the tenant)

Click FINISH.

Create Organization VDC Network

Click on Organization VDCs.

Click on NSXT-Backed-OVDC.

Click on OPEN IN TENANT PORTAL. This will open another window.

Click on NSXT-Backed-OVDC.

Go to Networks > ADD.

Select Routed.

Click NEXT.

Name: test-web
Gateway CIDR: 10.0.0.1/24

Click NEXT.

This will create a Tier-1 router for the Organization VDC and assign the gateway onto the router

Click NSXT-Tenant-test.

Click NEXT.

Static IP Pools: 10.0.0.10-10.0.0.200

Click ADD.

Click NEXT.

This will allow vCloud Director to assign an IP from the pool to the VMs when it creates it

Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
DNS suffix: nsxt.test

This is to configure the VM's DNS settings for this subnet

Click FINISH.

Validate Configurations on NSX-T side

Now we can verify whether our configurations are recognized by NSX-T Manager.

Open a new tab.

In the new tab, on the bookmarks bar, click on RegionB - Cloud > NSX-T Manager

Username: admin
Password: VMware1!VMware1!

Click LOG IN.

Go to Networking > Tier-1 Gateways

Verify that a T1 Router NSXT-Tenant-test has been created. Click on the "1" under Linked Segments.

Verify that a web segment test-web has been created.

Click CLOSE.

Create a VM

Switch back to the tab you last used, which is the vCD Tenant Portal.

Click on Virtual Machines > NEW VM

Name: Test-VM
Computer Name: Test-VM
Type: New
OS Family: Microsoft Windows
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (64 bit)

This is just to create a dummy VM container to be connected to the NSX-T backed network that has been created

Scroll down to the end.

Click OK.

We can now check if the VM is recognized by vCenter. Wait for the Virtual Machine to finish powering on, and then open a new tab.

In the new tab, select RegionB - Cloud > RegionB vSphere Client (HTML)

Username: administrator@regionb.local
Password: VMware1!

Click Login.

Go to vcsa-01b.corp.local > RegionB01-Cloud > RegionB01-COMP02 > vCD-RegionB01-NSXT > NSXT-Backed-OVDC

There, you will find your Test-VM. It may have a few letters appended to its name as UUID.

On the Test-VM summary, look at the VM Hardware pane and looked under Network adapter 1. Verify that a network test.web that you have created in the previous steps is assigned to the adapter.