Because default router behavior is to only share routes with other routers running the same protocol, when you have configured a multi-protocol environment, you must configure route redistribution to have cross-protocol route sharing. Use the Route Redistribution screen in the vCloud Director tenant portal to configure route redistribution for your advanced edge gateway.

For the ability to use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with an edge gateway's settings, the edge gateway must have already been converted to an advanced edge gateway using the Convert to Advanced Gateway action on the edge gateway in the vCloud Director Web console. See the vCloud Director Administrator's Guide for details.


Launch the tenant portal using the following steps.


Log in to the vCloud Director Web console and navigate to the edge gateway.


Right-click the name of the edge gateway and click Edge Gateway Services in the context menu.

The tenant portal opens in a new browser tab and displays the Edge Gateway screen for that edge gateway.


In the tenant portal, navigate to Routing > Route Redistribution.


Use the protocol toggles to turn on those protocols for which you want to enable route redistribution.


Add IP prefixes to the on-screen table.


Click the + icon.


Type a name and the IP address of the network in CIDR format.


Click Keep.


Specify redistribution criteria for each IP prefix and add it to the on-screen table by clicking the + icon, specifying the criteria in the dialog box, and then clicking Keep.

Entries in the table are processed sequentially. Use the up and down arrows to adjust the sequence.



Prefix Name

Select a specific IP prefix to apply this criteria to or select Any to apply the criteria to all network routes.

Learner Protocol

Select the protocol that is to learn routes from other protocols under this redistribution criteria.

Allow learning from

Select the types of networks from which routes can be learned for the protocol selected in the Learner Protocol list.


Select whether to permit or deny redistribution from the selected types of networks.


Click Save changes.