Connect a Logical Switch to an NSX Edge

 
In this section, we will attach a logical switch to an NSX Edge. The NSX edge can either be the Edge Services Gateway (ESG) or a Distributed Logical Router (DRL). You can think of this as attaching a switch to a router in the physical world, the concept is the same.
 
Step 1. Log into the vSphere Web Client and navigate to Networking & Security -> Logical Switches. Select the Logical Switch that you would like to add to an Edge Device and click the Icon shown below to Add NSX Edge
 
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Step 2. Select The NSX Edge Device that you would like to add the Logical Switch to, then click Next
 
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Step 3. Select the Edge Interface that you would like to attach then click Next. Note: The ESG has 10 interfaces by default, I am selecting a new one so I will have to assign an IP address.
 
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Step 4. Provide a Name for the interface, leave Internal selected, and change the Connectivity Status to connected. To configure the IP for the interface, click the + icon.
 
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Step 5. Specify the IP Address and Subnet prefix length then click OK
 
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Step 6. Click Next
 
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Step 7. Click Finish
 
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Your Logical Switch is now connected to your ESG (or DRL)!
 

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