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.
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.
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
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
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.
Step 6. Configure the Default Gateway then click Next
Step 7. Confirm your settings, then click Finish
Once deployed, you should see a new NSX Edge with the type Logical Router and a VM in inventory as shown below.

1 Comment

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


    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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