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.