Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch requirements

When you deploy VMware NSX-T Data Center on a VxBlock System, some requirements apply to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series (ToR) Switches.

Ensure that the following requirements are met:

  • L3 licensing is present on the switches. For specific licensing requirements, see Chapter 12: Licensing.
  • All VMware and NSX-T VLANs are deployed.
  • BGP is enabled and configured.
  • Uplinks to the external network are configured as L3. If the uplinks are L2, a separate services engagement is needed to convert the uplinks to L3.