Module 2 Task 8

Task 8: Create Site Pairing from On-premises HCX to AVS HCX

HCX Site Pairing

In this task, we will be creating the Site Pairing to connect the On-Premises HCX appliance to the AVS HCX appliance.

Step 1: Access On-Premises HCX

Refrehs On-Premises vCenter UI to load HCX plugin

There are 2 ways to access HCX:

  1. Through the vCenter server plug-in. Click Menu -> HCX.
  2. Through the stand-alone UI. Open a browser tab and go to your local HCX Connector IP: https://10.X.Y.9 In either case, log in with your vCenter credentials:
    • Username: administrator@avs.lab
    • Password: MSFTavs1!

NOTE: If working through vCenter Server, you may see a banner item to Refresh the browser, this will load the newly installed HCX modules. If you do not see this, log out and log back into vCenter.

Step 2: Connect to Remote Site

Connect to remote site

  1. Click Site Pairing in the left pane.

Step 3: Enter Remote (AVS) HCX Information

Remote site configuration wizard

  1. Enter credentials for your AVS vCenter found in the Azure Portal. The Remote HCX URL is found under the Add-ons blade and it is NOT the vCenter URL.
  2. Click CONNECT.
  3. Accept certificate warning and Import

NOTE: Ideally the identity provided in this step should be an AD based credential with delegation instead of the cloudadmin account.

Established site pairing

Connection to the remote site will be established.