Enable Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to exchange routing information between the NSX Edge services gateways.

Repeat this procedure two times to enable BGP for both NSX Edge devices: SFOMGMT-ESG01 and SFOMGMT-ESG02.

1

Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

Under Inventories, click Networking & Security.

3

In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.

4

Select 172.16.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.

5

Double-click the SFOMGMT-ESG01 NSX Edge device. 

6

Click the Manage tab, and click Routing.

7

On the Global Configuration page, enter the following settings.

a

Click Enable for ECMP.

b

Click Edit for Dynamic Routing Configuration.

c

Select Uplink01 as the Router ID.

d

Click Publish Changes.


8

On the Routing tab, select Static Routes to configure it.

a

Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Network

192.168.11.0/24

Next Hop

192.168.10.3

Interface

SFOMGMT-UDLR01

MTU

9000

Admin Distance

210

b

Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Network

192.168.31.0/24

Next Hop

192.168.10.3

Interface

SFOMGMT-UDLR01

MTU

9000

Admin Distance

210

c

Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Network

192.168.32.0/24

Next Hop

192.168.10.3

Interface

SFOMGMT-UDLR01

MTU

9000

Admin Distance

210

d

Click Publish Changes.


9

On the Routing tab, select BGP to configure it.

a

Click Edit, enter the following settings, and click OK.

Setting

Value

Enable BGP

Selected

Enable Graceful Restart

Selected

Enable Default Originate

Deselected

Local AS

65003

b

On the BGP page, click the Add icon to add a neighbor.

The New Neighbor dialog box appears. You add two neighbors: the first Top of Rack Switch and the second Top of Rack Switch.

c

In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values and click OK.

Setting

Value

IP Address

172.27.11.1

Remote AS

65001

Weight

60

Keep Alive Time

4

Hold Down Time

12

Password

BGP_password


d

Click the Add icon to add another neighbor.

The New Neighbor dialog box appears. Add the second Top of Rack switch, whose IP address is 172.27.12.1.

e

In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values and click OK.

Setting

Value

IP Address

172.27.12.1

Remote AS

65001

Weight

60

Keep Alive Time

4

Hold Down Time

12

Password

BGP_password


f

Click the Add icon to add another Neighbor.

The New Neighbor dialog box appears. Configure the universal distributed logical router (UDLR) as a neighbor.

g

In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values, and click OK.

Setting

Value

IP Address

192.168.10.4

Remote AS

65003

Weight

60

Keep Alive Time

1

Hold Down Time

3

Password

BGP_password


h

Click Publish Changes.


The three neighbors you added appear in the Neighbors table.

10

On the Routing tab, select Route Redistribution to configure it.

a

On the Route Redistribution page, click the Edit button.

b

In the Change redistribution settings dialog box, select the BGP check box and click OK.

c

Click the Add icon for Route Redistribution Table.

d

In the New Redistribution criteria dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

Setting

Value

Prefix

Any

Learner Protocol

BGP

OSPF

Deselected

Static routes

Selected

Connected

Selected

Action

Permit


e

Click Publish Changes.


The route redistribution configuration appears in the Route Redistribution table.

11

Repeat this procedure for the NSX Edge device SFOMGMT-ESG02.