Implement Logical Routers in NSX

 
As mentioned, there are two types of Edge Devices. The Edge Services Gateway, which is mainly used on the perimeter of your environment for north-south traffic, and then there is the Distributed Logical Router which focuses more on internal, east-west, traffic. Follow the directions below to implement a DLR.
 
Step 1. Log into the vSphere Web Client and navigate to Networking & Security -> NSX Edges then click the + sign to add a new edge device.
 
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Step 2. Select the radio button Logical (Distributed) Router) then provide a Name and optionally you can configure a Hostname, Description, and Tenant Click Next when you are done.
 
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Step 3. Provide a Password (the password requirements are fun!) and then you have the option to Enable SSH access, Enable High Availability, and change the Logging Level. Click Next
 
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Step 4. Sepcify the Datacenter then hit + to specify a Cluster and Datastore then hit OK and Next. Optionally, you can also specify a Host and Folder
 
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Step 5. Click Select next to Connected To to specify a Management Interface, and then click the + sign to add an IP Address. I have configured one interface, and connected it to my VCIX-Logical-Switch that we created earlier.
 
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Step 6. Configure the Default Gateway then click Next
 
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Step 7. Confirm your settings, then click Finish
 
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Once deployed, you should see a new NSX Edge with the type Logical Router and a VM in inventory as shown below.
 
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1 Comment

  1. Tony -  July 30, 2016 - 5:40 pm 508

    Hi

    for the default gateways and Management IP you assigned, Is that network part of the physical or you define that inside of nsx?

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