As I was trying to install the newest version of NSX (6.3.0) in my vSphere 6.5a lab, I came across an earlier problem than first expected. I had installed and configured the NSX Manager appliance and paired it with the PSC and VCSA, but I wasn’t able to see the NSX Networking & Security section in the vSphere Web Client.
This far I’d only used the default email@example.com user throughout my lab environment, so user/permission problems was ruled out. I also checked basic configurations for DNS, NTP etc. Everything seemed fine. Then I came across the following KB: 2126701, stating the following workaround:
vCenter Server 6.x. (VCVA)
- Log in to VCVA as root.
- Navigate to the NSX plug-in download section described in the Log Location section.
- Remove com.vmware.vshield.*.
- Remove com.vmware.ciscom.vmware.vShieldManager.zip under /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/cmCatalog/.
- Restart the Web client UI and log in.
I followed the steps in the article:
Once I logged back in to the vSphere Web Client, everything was working fine and the NSX Networking & Security section was shown as expected.