Module 3 Task 3

Task 3: Create an NSX-T segment in the recovery site

Recovery Site

Remember X is your group number, Y is your participant number, Z is the SDDC you’ve been paired with.

In this task you will configure the recovery site GPSUS-PARTNERZ-SDDC with a network segment for the VMs moved by SRM from the primary site. In this lab, we focus on a basic scenario where the VMs protected by SRM do not need to retain their IP address when moved to the recovery site. A DHCP service is used both in the protected and in the recovery site to assign IP addresses to VMs when they boot.

This task requires a DHCP profile to be available in the recovery private cloud. DHCP profiles have been configured in Module 1 for both GPSUS-PARTNERX-SDDC and GPSUS-PARTNERZ-SDDC. If you did not complete the corresponding steps in Module 1, please go back to it and configure DHCP profiles before proceeding.

Log into NSX-T for the recovery site GPSUS-PARTNERZ-SDDC. Please note that, because of the AVS Interconnect connectivity that has been configured in Module 1 between the protected and the recovery private clouds, you can access vCenter and NSX-T for both from the same jump-box.

Exercise 1: Add Network Segment in Recovery Site

Step 1: Add Segment

  1. In the Recovery Site NSX-T interface click Networking.
  2. Click Segments.
  3. Click ADD SEGMENT.
  4. Give the segment a name: SRM-RECOVERY-XY.
  5. Select the appropriate T1 Connected Gateway. Use the default TNT**-T1 gateway in the recovery site.
  6. Select the appropriate Transport Zone overlay - TNT**-OVERLAY-TZ.
  7. For Subnets add 10.XY.160.1/24.
  8. Click SET DHCP CONFIG.

Step 2: Set DHCP Configuration

  1. Ensure the DHCP Type is set to Gateway DHCP Server.
  2. Ensure the DHCP Config toggle button is set to Enabled.
  3. For DHCP Ranges enter: 10.XY.160.100-10.XY.160.120.
  4. For DNS Servers enter 10.1.0.192.
  5. Click APPLY, then SAVE the network segment configuration, click NO for the next question.

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