I’ve been intending to deploy NSX-T 2.4 since it’s release a few months ago to check out what’s new.

With that, I learned a little about a repeatable workflow to deploy it in a relatively easy way.

Let’s get started

This assumes you already have your vCenter deployed with a vSphere cluster and port groups set up. For NSX-T 2.4 (-T hereafter), you don’t have separate controllers from your manager, you can deploy a single manager and then add additional managers to make it a cluster. You’ll want 1 or 3 NSX Managers, depending if this is a lab, testing, or production; and if it’s a cluster, you’ll likely want an additional IP to serve as the cluster VIP. If you’re keeping count, that’s four (4) IPs, which is how I’m going to deploy it.

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