Learn NSX – Part-09 (Transport Zone)

The Segment ID Pool specifies a range of VXLAN Networks Identifiers (VNIs) to use when building logical network segments. This determines the maximum number of logical switches that can be created in your infrastructure.

  • You must specify a segment ID pool for each NSX Manager to isolate your network traffic.

A transport zone defines the span of a logical switch by delineating the width of the VXLAN/VTEP replication scope and control plane. It can span one or more vSphere clusters. You can have one or more transport zones based on your requirements.

  • Log in to the vSphere Web Client and click Networking & Security.
  • Select Installation under the Networking & Security section and select the Logical Network Preparation tab.
  • Select the Segment ID menu and click Edit.
    • 1
  • Enter the range of numbers to be used for VNIs in the Segment ID pool text box and click OK.
    • 2
  • Select the Transport Zones menu and click the green + icon to add a new transport zone.
    • 3
  • In the New Transport Zone dialog box:
    • Enter the name of the transport zone in the Name text box.
    • (Optional) Add a description in the Description text box.
    • Depending on whether you have NSX Controller nodes in your environment or want to use multicast addresses, select the appropriate Replication mode (also known as the control plane mode).
    • Select the check boxes for each cluster to be added to the transport zone.
    • Click OK.
    • 4

We have now completed pre-requisite for virtual network deployment , in the next few posts i  will help you to deploy logical switching , routing etc…

Happy Learning 🙂


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