Create an NSX+ Instance

When you purchase NSX+, or start a trial, you will get an email similar to the following (mine is for a trial):

Clicking the “link” link in the email will take you to VMware’s Cloud Services Platform (CSP). You will need to pick an org to use with NSX+ or create a new one.

I chose to create a new organization and clicked the Create Organization button.

Enter a name for the organization and click the checkbox to agree to the Terms of Service.

Click the Create Organization and Complete Sign-Up button.

Accept the Data Disclosure to Partners agreement.

Click the Continue button.

You should be taken to the NSX+ Onboarding page.

At CSP, you will need to add the proper roles to a user or group so that they can access NSX+. 

Click the dropdown menu next to username/organization.

Click View Organization.

Under Identity & Access Management, select Active Users (you could also complete the following on Groups)

Select the user you want to modify and then click the Edit Roles link.

Under the NSXPlus roles dropdown menu, select the appropriate roles for the user (you can see that I selected all roles for myself).

Click the Save button.

You should see the appropriate roles present under the user now.

Click on the Services item on the left.

Click on the Launch Service link on the NSX Plus tile

Click on the Set Up NSX Services button.

Provide a name for your first instance (EPSG Pre-Prod Trial Instance in this example).

Click the Next button.

Choose the appropriate subscription. In this example, only VMware NSX+ Enterprise with Threat Prevention / VMware NSX+ Distributed Firewall with Threat Prevention / VMware NSX+ Policy Management for VMC on AWS (hidden) was selected. This is sometimes referred to as the Policy Manager as a Service (PMaaS) option.

Click the Deploy Instance button.

There won’t be much to look at in the UI while this is happening.

If you click on the instance being deployed, you will only see that the it is In Progress.

You can click on the 1 next to Subscriptions to see what is being deployed.

You should see that the Deployment State is Success when the instance is created.

Now you should be ready to onboard one or more local NSX Managers.

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