Edge nodes main role is running network services that cannot be distributed to the hypervisors (NAT, DHCP etc), Edges also provide physical NICs to connect to the physical infrastructure. Similar to any compute node, Edges can connect to more than one transport zone – overlay and VLAN. One last thing to mention about Edge nodes is that they are available in two form factors: Bare metal and VM.
In this post, we will go through deploying and configuring a multi node cluster of Edges.
Navigate to your fabric > Nodes > Edges > Add
I am going to choose a form factor of small as it’s a lab. Click Next
Enter your credentials for the CLI and root password, click next
Choose your compute manager, cluster and datastore. Click next
Choose your IP assignment and your interfaces then click finish. Your Edge should start deploying.
Once complete, the new Edge should show on the Edges menu
Let’s now configure our Edge as a transport node
I have added both transport zones
And used both my NVDS switches
My Edge is now ready to be consumed (:
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My name is Amine El Badaoui and I currently live in Aylesbury, a small town in the south east of England
I have been working in the IT industry for few years now and specialise in VMware virtualisation, data centre infrastructure and cloud technologies. Over the years I have obtained numerous industry certifications from Microsoft, Netapp and VMware.I currently work as a VMware Product Engineer @ https://www.rackspace.com/
This blog represents my random technical notes and thoughts. The thoughts expressed here do not reflect my current employer in anyway.