What’s New in Panorama Plugin for VMware NSX 2.0.4

The Panorama plugin for VMware NSX 2.0.4 introduces the following:

Automated Full Dynamic Address Group Sync

The Automated Full Dynamic Address Group (DAG) Sync is a periodic, full synchronization between Panorama and NSX Manager. This sync is equivalent to executing a
Synchronize Dynamic Objects
. By default, the Automated Full DAG Sync is disabled and the value is set to zero (0). To enable the Automated Full DAG Sync, set the interval between one hour and 72 hours. Setting a value of zero hours disables the Automated Full DAG sync. You must configure or disable the Automated Full DAG Sync from the Panorama CLI using the following command.
If you have to two Panorama instances in an HA pair, set the Automated Full DAG Sync interval on the primary Panorama first and then set the same interval value on the secondary Panorama.
  1. Log in to the Panorama CLI.
  2. Execute the following command.
    request plugins vmware_nsx dag-sync-interval interval <interval-in-hours>
    You can view the configured value with the following show command.
    show plugins vmware_nsx dag-sync-interval

Upgrade Consideration for VMware NSX Plugin 2.0.4

After installing VMware NSX plugin 2.0.4, when Panorama and pushes an OVF file to NSX Manager, the Service Manager status on Panorama goes
Out of Sync
. The VMware NSX plugin 2.0.4 automatically adds support for ESXi 6.7 to each of your service definitions. However, this causes a mismatch between the plugin and your existing service definitions and requires a resolve to complete the update.
Complete the following procedure to synchronize Panorama and NSX Manager.
  1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
  2. Select
    Panorama
    VMware NSX
    Service Managers
    and check the status of your NSX Manager(s). Clicking on
    Out of Sync
    to view the details shows the following message.
    Err-msg-on-VSM.png
  3. Click
    NSX Config-Sync
    for the service manager that is
    Out of Sync
    with NSX Manager.
    plugin-204-out-of-sync.png
  4. Wait for the service manager status to become
    Registered
    .
  5. Log in to the vCenter web interface.
  6. Select
    Networking & Security
    Installation
    Service Deployments
    .
  7. Click
    Resolve
    under Installation Status to remove the failed status. This action should be non-disruptive and not disrupt traffic. For questions, consult VMware.
    plugin-204-failed-resolve.png

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