You must specify the management interface for the router. You use this interface for out-of-band (meaning not over the same network your data travels) access to NSX Edge. Unlike other network interfaces on the device, which receive and transmit traffic flowing between different network interfaces on the device (transit traffic), the out-of-band management interface accepts traffic only to and from the router itself. Using a separate, dedicated interface for managing the router is good since it does not interfere with network traffic and the interface is available even if other network interfaces go down.

You can configure up to 999 interfaces, with a maximum of 8 uplinks.

1

(Optional) On the Interfaces page, type the IP address for the management interface.

2

(Optional) In Management Interface Configuration, click Select next to the Connected To field and select the logical switch or port group that you want to set as the management interface. Add (add) icon to add a subnet for the management interface.

3

In the Add Subnet dialog box, click the Add (add) icon.

4

Type the IP address of the subnet and click OK. If you add more than one subnet, select the primary subnet.

5

Type the subnet prefix length and click OK.

6

In Configure Interfaces, click the Add (add) icon to add a traffic interface and type a name for the interface.

7

Select Internal or Uplink to indicate whether this is an internal or external interface.

8

Select the port group or VXLAN virtual wire to which this interface should be connected.

a

Click Select next to the Connected To field.

b

Depending on what you want to connect to the interface, click the Virtual Wire or Distributed Portgroup tab.

c

Select the appropriate virtual wire or port group.

d

Click OK.

9

Select the connectivity status for the interface.

10

In Configure Subnets, click the Add (add) icon to add a subnet for the interface.

11

In Add Subnet, click the Add (add) icon to add an IP address.

12

Type the IP address.

You must add an IP address to an interface before using it on any feature configuration.

13

Click OK.

14

Type the subnet prefix length.

15

Click OK and then click OK again.

16

Click Next.

The Default Gateway page appears.