Integrate the NSX Manager with vCenter Server

 
Once the NSX manager appliance is deployed, you will need to log into it by going to https://FQDN_orIP to login.
 
You may get a warning message similar to the picture below.
 
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Step 1. Login to NSX Manager with your credentials you specified during the OVA deployment. The default user name is admin
 
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Step 2. Select Manage vCenter Registration
 
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Step 3. Select Edit for the Lookup Service
 
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Step 4. Enter your Lookup Service IP or FQDN, The lookup service port (Default is 7444 in vSphere 5.5), and credentials then Accept the certificate and click OK
 
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Note: If you get an error message similar to below, you may need to change the port from 7444 to 443 as the lookup service port has changed in vCenter Server / vSphere 6.0.
 

NSX Management Service operation failed.
Initialization of Admin Registration Service Provider failed. Root Cause: Error occurred while connecting to lookup service.
Initialization of STS Clients failed. Root Cause: The SSL certificate of STS service cannot be verified error.

 
Step 5. Select Edit under the vCenter Server section.
 
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Step 5. Enter your vCenter Server FQDN or IP and Credentials and select Yes to accept the certificate.
 
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After that is complete, you should see a green status next to both of the services as show below.
 
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5 Comments

  1. Rajeev -  March 1, 2016 - 2:00 am 428

    Hi Sean

    In my environment I have 5 hosts configured in 2 Clusters.
    Host1,Host2 & Host3 – VMware cluster 1
    Host4,Host5 – VMware cluster 2

    All the hosts will be configured for NSX & below is my plan.
    NSX Manager – Host 1
    NSX Controller – Host 1, Host 2 & Host 3
    NSX Edge – Host 2 & Host 3
    DLR Control VM – Host 4 & Host 5

    I would to like to know can i also install vCenter is any of the above mentioned hosts or is it recommended to install in totally different hosts where NSX will be be installed.
    Let me know what is the best practice regarding the placement of the vCenter.

    Reply
  2. Rajeev -  March 1, 2016 - 3:03 am 429

    Hi Sean

    In my environment I have 5 hosts configured in 2 Clusters.
    Host1,Host2 & Host3 – VMware cluster 1
    Host4,Host5 – VMware cluster 2

    All the hosts will be configured for NSX & below is my plan.
    NSX Manager – Host 1
    NSX Controller – Host 1, Host 2 & Host 3
    NSX Edge – Host 2 & Host 3
    DLR Control VM – Host 4 & Host 5

    I would to like to know can i also install vCenter is any of the above mentioned hosts or is it recommended to install in totally different hosts where NSX will not be installed.
    Let me know what is the best practice regarding the placement of the vCenter.

    Reply
  3. Pramod -  March 2, 2016 - 5:55 am 431

    You can create and run VC on any above mentioned hosts..but as per best practice create dedicated management cluster where you can run your management servers…i.e VC…NSX Manager…

    @Sean: correct me if i am wrong. 🙂

    Reply
    • Sean Whitney -  March 2, 2016 - 9:57 am 432

      Hi Rajeev,

      Pramod is correct, you can put it in either cluster, but in production I recommend a dedicated management cluster.

      Thanks,
      Sean

      Reply
  4. Rajeev -  March 2, 2016 - 5:46 pm 433

    Hi Sean & Promod

    Thanks.
    So the vCenter IP Address should be part of the NSX Manager (Management Segment) & it should not be part of the NSX segment where the Guest VMs will be normally hosted.

    Regards
    Rajeev

    Reply

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