You can add up to ten (internal and uplink) interfaces to an NSX Edge virtual machine.

1

On the Configure Interfaces page, click the Add (add) icon and type a name for the interface.

2

Type a name for the interface.

3

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

Note

You must add at least one internal interface for HA to work.

4

Select the port group or logical switch 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 Logical Switch, Standard Portgroup, or Distributed Portgroup tab.

c

Select the appropriate virtual wire or portgroup.

d

Click Select.

5

Select the connectivity status for the interface.

6

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

Note

An interface can have multiple non-overlapping subnets.

a

In Add Subnet, click the Add (add) icon and type IP address for the subnet.

Note

If you enter more than one IP address, you can select the Primary IP address. An interface can have one primary and multiple secondary IP addresses. NSX Edge considers the Primary IP address as the source address for locally generated traffic.

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

b

Type the subnet mask for the interface and click OK.

7

Type the MAC address for the interface. If HA is enabled, type two management IP addresses in CIDR format.

Note

Heartbeats of the two NSX Edge HA virtual machines are communicated through these management IP addresses. The management IP addresses must be in the same L2/subnet and be able to communicate with each other.

8

Change the default MTU if required.

9

In Options, select the required options.

Option

Description

Enable Proxy ARP

Supports overlapping network forwarding between different interfaces

Send ICMP Redirect

Conveys routing information to hosts

10

Type the fence parameters and click OK.

11

(Optional) Repeat the above steps to add additional interfaces.

12

Click Next.