Part 3 – Adding Compute Manager – vCenter/KVM to NSX-T

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Unlike NSX-V where we had a one-to-one relation with vCenter, with NSX-T we can add multiple compute managers to our NSX-T environment.

NSX-T polls all the compute managers to detect changes such as new hosts, clusters etc. You can also add standalone ESXi hosts as well as KVM hypervisors to it as shown below.

Our vCenter needs to be added as a Compute Manager to NSX-T before we can use it.

Login to NSX-T manager and go to System – Compute Managers

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Add vCenter as shown



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After a few moments, vCenter will be added. We have registered a compute manager to NSX-T env.

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Adding ESX Hypervisors

All hosts from compute manager (vCenter) appear in ‘Host Transport Nodes’. You should also see all clusters from the vCenter.

System >Fabric >Nodes >Host Transport Nodes . Change the ‘Managed by’ drop down to your Center to verify all clusters and hosts.

Adding KVM Hypervisors

If KVM hypervisors are to be added, change the ‘Managed by’ drop down to ‘None: Standalone Hosts’ to add standalone ESXi hosts to add KVM hypervisors.

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