Step #4: Create and Apply a New Transport Node Profile

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  1. Navigate to System on the top menu bar.

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  2. Under the configuration menu on the left pane, click on Profiles.

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  3. In the main window, click on the Transport Node Profiles tab.

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  4. Click on Add Profile to add a new Transport Node Profile.

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  5. The Add Transport Profile dialog box will appear to configure a new Transport Profile.

  6. First provide a name and description.

    • Name: MONTEREY-TNP

    • Description: Provide a meaningful description.

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  7. Then scrolling down under New Node Switch.

    • Name: Select vCenter, pull down Monterey. Select VDS Switch, pull down NSXOFFLOAD-DVS (Network Offloads Supported).

    • Transport Zone: Pull down and select nsx-overlay-transportzone-100.

    • Uplink Profile: Pull down and select smnic-uplink-profile.

    • IP Assignment (TEP): Pull down and select Use IP Pool.

    • IP Pool: Pull down and select transport-node_esxi-ip-pool.

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  8. Scrolling down, under Teaming Policy Uplink Mapping.

    • Uplink-1: In the VDS Uplinks Column, pull down and select Uplink 1.

    • Uplink-2: In the VDS Uplinks Column, pull down and select Uplink 2.

    Under the Advanced Configuration.

    • Mode: Pull down and select Enhanced Datapath - Standard.

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  9. Finally, scroll up to review and confirm all settings before clicking the Add button.

  10. Back on the Transport Node Profile overview, you should see a confirmation banner that your Transport Node Profile was created and should also see a new row in the table below.

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  11. Next, click on the Nodes configuration menu item from the left pane.

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  12. Ensure monterey is selected as the Managed By view filter on the Host Transport Nodes tab.

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  13. Select the only available row with Node name, monterey and click, Configure NSX.

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  14. The NSX Installation dialog box will appear presenting you with an option to select a Transport Node Profile. Pull down and select the Transport Node Profile that we created. The one we created is in all capital letters. Once the correct Transport Node Profile is selected, click Apply.

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  15. Once returned to the Host Transport Node overview page, click the drop-down arrow in the Monterey cluster row to see each node’s details. Notice that the NSX Configuration column is showing green and with a success status. Also notice that the node’s overall health status shows as up.

    Important

    This process may take up to 20 minutes to complete. Click refresh at the bottom of the screen periodically to check the progress.

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    Warning

    You may see error messages like the following. These will correct themselves eventually as the controllers will re-connect.

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