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OVF Template for VMware NSX-T 2.5

The following PowerShell snippet can be used to deploy VMware NSX-T 2.5 using PowerShell. The VMware.PowerCLI module is required to use the script.

  1. Copy the snippet to your favorite editor
  2. Change the path to your local OVA file
  3. Fill out the variables
  4. Connect to a vCenter Server using the Connect-VIServer command
  5. Run the script
ovf-VMware-NSX-T-2.5.ps1:
$ovf = 'Z:\images\VMware\NSX-T\2.5.1\nsx-unified-appliance-2.5.1.0.0.15314292.ova' # Path to OVA File
$ovfConfig = Get-OvfConfiguration $ovf
$ovfConfig.DeploymentOption.Value = "small"               # Deployment Size (extra_small|small|medium|large)
                                                          # ExtraSmall: 2 vCPU / 8GB RAM / 200GB Storage - This configuration is only supported for the nsx-cloud-service-manager role.
                                                          # Small: 4 vCPU / 16GB RAM / 200GB Storage
                                                          # Medium: 6 vCPU / 24GB RAM / 200GB Storage
                                                          # Large: 12 vCPU / 48GB RAM / 200GB Storage
$ovfConfig.NetworkMapping.Network_1.Value = ""            # Destination network (Portgroup)
$ovfConfig.IpAssignment.IpProtocol.Value = "IPv4"         # IP protocol for Management Network (IPv4|IPv6)
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_passwd_0.Value = ""                 # System Root User Password
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_cli_passwd_0.Value = ""             # CLI "admin" User Password
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_cli_audit_passwd_0.Value = ""       # CLI "audit" User Password
                                                          # Please follow the password complexity rule as below:
                                                          # Minimum of 12 characters in length / >=1 uppercase character / >=1 lowercase character / >=1 numeric character / >=1 special character /  >=5 unique characters
                                                          # Default password complexity rules as enforced by the Linux PAM module.
                                                          # NOTE: Password strength validation will occur during VM boot. If the password does not meet the above criteria then login as root user for the change password prompt to appear.
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_cli_username.Value = "admin"        # CLI "admin" username (default: admin)
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_cli_audit_username.Value = "audit"  # CLI "audit" username (default: audit)
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_hostname.Value = ""                 # The hostname for this VM.
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_role.Value = "NSX Manager"          # The role for this VM.  (NSX Manager|nsx-cloud-service-manager)
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_gateway_0.Value = ""                # Default IPv4 Gateway
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_ip_0.Value = ""                     # Management Network IPv4 Address
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_netmask_0.Value = ""                # Management Network Netmask
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_dns1_0.Value = ""                   # Space separated DNS server list for this VM.
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_domain_0.Value = ""                 # Space separated domain search list for this VM.
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_ntp_0.Value = ""                    # Space separated NTP server list for this VM.
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_isSSHEnabled.Value = $true          # Enable SSH ($true or $false)
$ovfConfig.Common.nsx_allowSSHRootLogin.Value = $true     # Allow root SSH logins ($true or $false)

$VMName = ""                  # Virtual Machine Display Name
$vmhost = ""                  # ESXi Host to deploy the VM
$datastore = ""               # Datastore to deploy the VM
$diskStorageFormat = "Thick"  # Thin or Thick provisionig of virtual disks

$vm = Import-VApp -Source $ovf -OvfConfiguration $ovfconfig -Name $VMName -VMHost (Get-VMHost -Name $VMHost) -Datastore $datastore -DiskStorageFormat $diskStorageFormat
#$vm | Start-VM   # Uncomment to power on the VM after creation.

Please leave a comment when you have issues with the deployment. Additional feature requests are also welcome.

Confirmed Images:
nsx-unified-appliance-2.5.2.0.0.16615906.ova
nsx-unified-appliance-2.5.1.0.0.15314292.ova
nsx-unified-appliance-2.5.0.0.0.14663978.ova