Create and Manage NSX-T Edge Gateways

NSX-T edge gateways provide routing services and connectivity to networks that are external to the NSX-T deployment. On this page, you will find information on how to create and manage NSX-T edge gateways.


On this page:

View NSX-T Edge Gateways


To view edge gateways:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Edge Gateways > NSX-T tab.
  2. The page that loads will show the list of NSX-T edge gateways together with their: 
    • Label - the name of the edge gateway
    • User group - the user group with which the edge gateway is associated
    • Organization - the organization with which the edge gateway is associated
    • Resource pool - the resource pool with which the edge gateway is associated

Create NSX-T Edge Gateway


To create NSX-T edge gateway:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Edge Gateways > NSX-T and click the "+" button above the table or New NSX-T Edge Gateway below. This will start an edge gateway creation wizard.
  2. Fill in the wizard step by step. Each of these steps is described in the corresponding sections below.
  3. Click the New Edge Gateway button to start the creation process. You will be taken to the edge gateway details screen.
Step 1 of 4. General
  1. Fill in the following details:
  • Label - indicate the label of the edge gateway
  • Description - write additional info about the edge gateway
  • Enable distributed routing - select the check box to enable distributed routing
  • Organization - select the organization with which the edge gateway will be associated from the drop-down list
  • Resource Pool - select the appropriate resource pool from the drop-down list

2. Click Next to proceed to the following step of the wizard where you can specify the external networks.

Step 2 of 4. External Networks

At this step, choose external networks to which your edge gateway will be connected:

External Networks - select the external network from the drop-down list
Click Next to proceed to the following step of the wizard where you can specify the IP settings configuration.


Step 3 of 4. Allocated IPs
  1. Fill in the following details:
  • Assign Primary IP Automatically - move the slider to the left to assign the public IP address of an edge gateway manually otherwise, it will be assigned automatically
  • Configure Sub-allocated IPs - move the slider to the right if you want to configure the sub-allocated IPs
  • Primary IP - enter the public IP address of edge gateway if you want to configure it manually
    • Allocate IP range - allocated IP addresses of an external network to an edge gateway, where:
      • Start address - the start of the IP addresses range
      • End address - the end of the IP addresses range
      • Click  to add an additional row with the allocated IP range

2. Click Next to proceed to the following step of the wizard where you can specify the external networks.


Step 4 of 4. Summary

At this step, you can find the configuration summary of the edge gateway, which will be created. You can view the external networks with their IP nets, IP addresses, incoming and outgoing rate limits.

The page that loads will provide you with the following information:

Label - the label of the edge gateway
Description - additional info about the edge gateway
Enable distributed routing - true if distributed routing is enabled, otherwise false
Organization - the organization with which the edge gateway will be associated with
Resource Pool - the resource pool with which the edge gateway is associated
External Network - the external networks to which your edge gateway is connected
Allocated IPs - allocated IP addresses of an external network to an edge gateway


After you check all parameters, click Submit to start the creation process.


Edit NSX-T Edge Gateway


To edit the details of an edge gateway, click the Actions icon next to the one you want to edit. On the page the load, you can change the following:

  • Label - the label of the edge gateway
  • Description - additional info about the edge gateway

Click Submit to save the changes.


Delete NSX-T Edge Gateways


To delete edge gateway:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Edge Gateways > NSX-T.
  2. Click the Actions icon next to the edge gateway you want to remove, then choose Delete.
  3. Confirm the deletion.

NSX-T Edge Gateway Services


You can access the NSX-T edge gateway services in VMware Cloud Director via OnApp Control Panel. 

To access the VCD environment automatically, you should be authenticated in the browser.

To manage NSX-T edge gateway services:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Edge Gateways menu > NSX-T tab.
  2. Click the label of the necessary NSX-T edge gateway. Then click the Services tab. You will be redirected to the VMware Cloud Director where you can manage appropriate NSX-T edge gateway services. For more information, refer to the VMware Cloud Director documentation.