This blog post discusses five Edge Cluster designs for NSX-T and vSphere with Tanzu.
This blog post and demo shows how you can use the Terraform NSX-T Provider to quickly configure an Active-Active Tier-0 with two VRFs and attached Tier-1 Gateways.
This is the next post on a series of posts on NSX-T Edge Node design topologies.
In this blog post I will describe an Edge Node design topology hosting a Tier-0 Gateway with Static Routing with a HA VIP address configured.
With the Edge Node Virtual Appliances it is important to know on which vSphere Hosts the Edge Nodes are going to run, how many physical NICs are available and if the Edge Node is running on top of a VSS/VDS or N-VDS and how teaming is configured. In this design topology the Edge Nodes are running on hosts with two VDS with four Physical NICs.
Transport Node Profiles are introduced to automatically configure vCenter Clusters for NSX-T. Additionally a Transport Node Profile maintains Transport Node Configuration at the Cluster level to ensure that when a vSphere Host is added or removed from the cluster it will be automatically be configured or unconfigured. Creating a Transport Node profile has a lot of similarities with the Host Migration from VSS/VDS to N-VDS workflow, which is documented in the Host Migration to N-VDS blog post.