VXLAN and BGP EVPN Configuration Guide for Dell EMC SmartFabric OS10 Release 10.5.2

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Configure and control VXLAN from VMware vCenter

You can configure and control VXLAN from the VMware vCenter GUI. Complete the following steps:

  1. On an OS10 switch, generate an SSL certificate in CONFIGURATION mode.
    OS10# nve controller ssl-key-generate

    Verify or view the certificate using the show nve controller ssl-certificate command.

    OS10# show nve controller ssl-certificate
    -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
    MIIDgDCCAmgCAQMwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQENBQAwgYExCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMQswCQYD
    VQQIDAJDQTEVMBMGA1UECgwMT3BlbiB2U3dpdGNoMREwDwYDVQQLDAhzd2l0Y2hj
    YTE7MDkGA1UEAwwyT1ZTIHN3aXRjaGNhIENBIENlcnRpZmljYXRlICgyMDE4IFNl
    cCAyMyAwMzo0NzoyMCkwHhcNMTgwOTI0MTYzMDUyWhcNMjgwOTIxMTYzMDUyWjCB
    iTELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxCzAJBgNVBAgMAkNBMRUwEwYDVQQKDAxPcGVuIHZTd2l0
    Y2gxHzAdBgNVBAsMFk9wZW4gdlN3aXRjaCBjZXJ0aWZpZXIxNTAzBgNVBAMMLGRl
    bGwgaWQ6MGVlZmUwYWMtNGJjOC00MmVmLTkzOTEtN2RlMmMwY2JmMTJjMIIBIjAN
    BgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAsMlD4c4fWwy+5t6VScjizlkFsNzE
    BOK5PJyI3B6ReRK/J14Fdxio1YmzG0YObjxiwjpUYEsqPL3Nvh0f10KMqwqJVBdf
    6sXWHUVw+9A7cIfRh0aRI+HIYyUC4YD48GlnVnaCqhxYaA0tcMzJm4r2k7AjwJUl
    0pDXiqS3uJwGmfxlhvmFio8EeHM/Z79DkBRD6FUMwacAnb3yCIKZH50AWq7qRmmG
    NZOgYUT+8oaj5tO/hEQfDYuv32E5z4d3FhiBJMFT86T4YvpJYyJkiKmaQWInkthL
    V3VxEMXI5vJQclMhwYbKfPB4hh3+qdS5o+uVco76CVrcWi7rO3XmsBkbnQIDAQAB
    MA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBDQUAA4IBAQATuFVD20GcHD8zdpYf0YaP4b6TuonUzF0jwoV+
    Qr9b4kOjEBGuoPdevX3AeV/dvAa2Q6o1iOBM5z74NgHizhr067pFP841Nv7DAVb7
    cPHHSSTTSeeJjIVMh0kv0KkVefsYuI4r1jqJxu0GZgBinqehXxVKlceouLvwbhb1
    MFYXN3lcE2AXR746q1VIc6stNkxf3nrlOpSDz3P4VOnbAnIrY+SvUVmAT0tdrowH
    99y2AzoAxUHOdWsH8EjCFch7VilmCVVhyghXdfyl6lv/F6vMRwjc343BpBW3QsGj
    68ROX0ILrtOz/2q5oUb/rpJd15KFFN3itT/xYBfZ1ZdLYd5F
    -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    
  2. Create a VXLAN gateway in VMware vCenter console.

    This following steps configure the VXLAN gateway:

    1. Open a browser window, enter the vCenter IP address, and log in to VMware vCenter.
    2. Click Service Definitions from the left navigation pane.

    3. Click the Hardware Devices tab.

    4. Click the green + icon under Hardware Devices to add a device. The Add Hardware Device dialog window opens.

    5. Enter a name for the device in the Name box and copy the certificate generated in the OS10 switch and paste it in the Certificate box and click OK.

    Add hardware device

    If successfully establishing connectivity between the VTEP and the NSX controller, the console displays the current connection status between the controller and the management IP address of the VTEP.

    VTEP
  3. Create a logical switch.

    You can create a logical network that acts as the forwarding domain for virtualized and nonvirtualized server workloads on the physical and virtual infrastructure.

    The following steps configure the logical switch for NSX controller management.

    1. Click Logical Switches from the left navigation pane.

    2. Click the green + icon under Logical Switches. The New Logical Switch dialog window opens.

    3. Enter a name and select Unicast as the replicate mode and click OK

    New logical switch
  4. Create a logical switch port that provides a logical connection point for a VM interface (VIF) and a L2 gateway connection to an external network.

    PV
  5. (Optional) Enable or disable BFD globally.

    The following steps enable or disable BFD configuration in the controller.

    1. Click Service Definitions from the left navigation pane.

    2. Click the Hardware Devices tab.

    3. Click the Edit button in the BFD Configuration.

    4. Check or clear the Enable BFD check box and provide the Probe interval, in milliseconds, if required.

    BFD

    After you configure a VMware NSX controller on a server VM, connect to the controller from the VXLAN gateway switch.

    For more information about the NSX controller configuration in the VTEP, see Configure a connection to an OVSDB controller. For more information about NSX controller configuration, see the NSX User Guide from VMware.


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