This post is part of a series, other related posts are:
- 26 Mar 2015 - Site to Site IPSEC VPN between NSX Edge and Linux strongSwan: The following post will show how to configure a L3 VPN between VMware NSX Edge and a Linux box with strongSwan.
- 10 Feb 2015 - VXLAN on VMware NSX: VTEP, proxy, Unicast/Multicast/Hybrid mode: Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is a network which help to build an overlay network and it's the base of network virtualization. In simple words, VXLAN encapsulates Ethernet frames on a UDP routable packet. With VXLAN a single L2 segment can span L3 boundaries. Moreover VXLAN overcomes VLAN limits: 802.1q standard define a maximum of 4094 VLANs, VXLAN define a maximum of 2^24 VNIs (VXLAN Network Identifier).
- 19 Jan 2015 - Configuring NAT and firewall on a NSX Edge Router: In this post we'll see how to configure NAT and firewall policies on a NSX Edge Router.
- 19 Jan 2015 - Configuring a load balancer with VMware NSX: In this post we'll see how to configure a load balancer on a NSX Edge Router.
- 15 Jan 2015 - Connecting Edge Router to physical LAN using VMware NSX: In this post we'll see how to connect an Edge Router to a physical LAN.
In this post we'll see how to connect an Edge Router to a physical LAN.
In the previous post an Edge router has been deployed and configured with OSPF.
Configuring the Edge router
Now the edge router must be connected to external networks:
An uplink interface needs to be bound to a PortGroup not configured for NSX. In other words a PortGroup named 172.31.30./27 has been manually added to the same Distributed vSwitch used for NSX:
Now go to
Networking & Security -> NSX Edges, double click on the edge and go to
Manage -> Settings -> Interfaces. Select an available interface and configure it as
Uplink, bound to the distributed PortGroup created above:
Go now to
Routing -> Global Configuration and press the Edit button to set the default gateway:
Now the edge router can reach the external network 172.31.30.0/27 and will use the 172.31.30.2 as a default gateway. The default gateway will now be redistributed via OSPF.
See the next post for configuring firewall and bidirectional NAT.