NSX

Overview

  • SUMMARY
  • TRANSPORT ZONES
  • SWITCHES
  • LOGICAL SWITCHES
  • FIREWALL
  • LOGICAL ROUTERS
  • EDGE GATEWAYS

Add NSX Integration

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Network > Integrations

  2. Select Select + ADD -> VMWare NSX

  3. Enter the following:

    NAME

    Name for the NSX Integration in Morpheus

    API HOST

    URL of NSX Manager

    USERNAME

    NSX Manager Admin Username

    PASSWORD

    NSX Manager Admin password

    VMWARE CLOUD

    Select the existing VMware cloud associated with this NSX integration.

  4. Select ADD NETWORK INTEGRATION

Once the NSX Integration is added Morpheus will sync in existing Transport Zones, Logical Switches, and Edge Gateways. New Transport Zones, Logical Switches, and Edge Gateways can be now be created.

Summary View

When accessing an NSX integration (Infrastructure > Network > Integrations), you’re taken to the SUMMARY tab by default. As of Morpheus version 4.1.2, the NSX-V integration includes an enhanced summary view that includes global, system, and component statuses, as well as enhanced stats. As of Morpheus version 4.1.2, you can also force a manual refresh of the integration details by clicking ACTIONS > Refresh.

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Create NSX Transport Zone

  1. Navigate to INFRASTRUCTURE -> NETWORK

  2. Select the SERVICES tab

  3. Select the name of NSX Integration

  4. Select the TRANSPORT ZONES tab

  5. Select + CREATE NSX TRANSPORT ZONE

    NAME

    Name of Transport Zone

    DESCRIPTION

    Description for the Transport Zone

    CLUSTER

    Select the Cluster the Transport Zone will be provisioned to

Switches

Morpheus version 4.1.2 adds SWITCHES tab to view switches associated with the selected NSX integration. Information displayed on each switch include the following:

  • NAME
  • UPLINK PORT
  • TYPE
  • SWITCH ID
  • DESCRIPTION
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Create NSX Logical Switch and Edge Gateway

Important

Prior to creating a Logical Switch and Edge Gateway, associated External VMware Networks must be configured in Morpheus. Navigate to INFRASTRUCTURE -> NETWORK and edit any Distributed Switch Groups that will be used and populate the Gateway, DNS and CIDR

  1. Navigate to INFRASTRUCTURE -> NETWORK

  2. Select the SERVICES tab

  3. Select the name of NSX Integration

  4. Select the LOGICAL SWITCHES tab

  5. Select + CREATE NSX LOGICAL SWITCH

  6. Populate the following for the Logical Switch and Edge Gateway Configurations:

    Logical Switch Configuration:

    NAME

    Name of the Logical Switch

    DESCRIPTION

    Description of the Logical Switch

    TRANSPORT ZONE

    Select an existing Transport Zone

    CIDR

    Add the CIDR for the Logical Switch. Example: 10.30.28.0/24

    TENANT NAME

    Enter Tenant name for the Logical Switch (Optional)

    Edge Gateway Configuration:

    HOSTNAME

    Enter Hostname of the Edge Gateway

    SIZE

    Select Size of the Edge Gateway

    EXTERNAL NETWORK

    Select the External Network for the Edge Gateway.

    Important

    The Gateway, DNS and CIDR must be populated on an external network for it to be selectable when creating an Edge Gateway.

    IP ADDRESS

    Populate IP address to be assigned to the Edge Gateway

    DATA STORE

    Select the Datastore for the Gateway

    RESOURCE POOL

    Select the Resource Pool for the Gateway

    FOLDER

    Select a Folder for the Edge Gateway (optional)

    USERNAME

    Enter a Username for the Edge Gateway

    PASSWORD

    Enter a Password for the Edge Gateway

    Note

    Password length must be at-least 12 characters and at-max 255 characters. It must contain mix of alphabets with both upper case and lower case, numbers and at-least one special character. Password must not contain username as substring. Character must not consecutively repeat 3 or more times.

  7. Select + CREATE

Morpheus version 4.1.2 also extends the details we can see on existing Edge Gateways. First, to view the list of Edge Gateways, navigate to your selected NSX integration, and click on the EDGE GATEWAYS tab. Here you will see a list of existing Edge Gateways, including their NAME and DESCRIPTION values. To see the enhanced details view for your Edge Gateways, click on the name of a selected Edge Gateway.

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The new Edge Gateway detail view includes the following tabs:

  • SUMMARY: Includes general configuration details for the selected Edge Gateway
  • FIREWALL: Includes firewall configuration detail and includes the ability to create rules
  • DHCP: Includes details on IP pools
  • ROUTING: Includes details on configured routes and includes the ability to create routes

Firewall

Morpheus version 4.1.2 adds a FIREWALL tab which allows you to view existing firewall rules as well as create new rules and groups. From the rules summary list, the following fields are displayed for each rule:

  • NAME
  • TYPE
  • POLICY
  • DIRECTION
  • SOURCE
  • DESTINATION
  • PROTOCOL
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Morpheus also allows you to create new firewall groups and new firewall rules.

To create a new group:

  1. Click on the ACTIONS button from within the list of firewall rules
  2. Click “Create Group”
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To create a new rule:

  1. Click on the ACTIONS button from within the list of firewall rules
  2. Click “Create Rule”
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Logical Routers

Morpheus version 4.1.2 adds a Logical Routers section to the NSX integration, including the ability to view and create new logical routers. From the LOGICAL ROUTERS tab, a list of logical routers associated with your selected integration is shown. Values displayed for each logical router include the following:

  • NAME
  • DESCRIPTION

To create a new logical router:

  1. Navigate to the LOGICAL ROUTERS tab for the chosen integration
  2. Click on + CREATE NSX LOGICAL ROUTER
  3. Complete the presented modal
  4. Click ADD NETWORK ROUTER
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