There are certain operations that can be performed on a controller cluster. You should always change the default password for controller clusters to ensure data security.
To change the passwords on a controller cluster:
- Log in to the vSphere web client and navigate to
Managementtab shows the list of controllers. Pick one whose password needs to be changed. It is recommended that all three controllers have different passwords.
Change Controller Cluster Password:
- Enter a new password and click
The control plane remains unaffected in the event a single NSX controller fails. However, VMware recommends redeploying the entire cluster and using the
Update Controller State mechanism to synchronize the state of the controller cluster.
Update Controller State option causes logical routers to be redeployed and VXlan to be resynchronized.
The following steps are used to deploy a fresh...